CHEF/OWNER ATCHANA CAPELLINI
Atchana’s Homegrown Thai is owned and operated by Atchana Capellini. The Chuaindhara family came to the states in the late 70’s and Atchana grew up surrounded by food in the kitchen at her parents’ various Thai restaurants in South Florida. She ran the hugely successful Thai restaurant, Siam Lotus Room, (lovingly known as the Ugly Green Building), for several years, where some of her most loyal patrons had their first taste of Thai. Atchana opened Atchana’s East West Kitchen at The Mutiny Hotel in 2008 and her menu reflects the many flavors of her life. Atchana is now embarking on her newest venture, Atchana’s Homegrown Thai.
Carrying on the foundation started by her parents, Atchana is passionate about maintaining the family’s tradition of providing darn good, homegrown Thai cuisine. Herbs and spices are locally farm grown and every element of dining at Atchana’s is a sensory experience.
Pat Chuaindhara is our Executive Chef. Mom handed down all her family recipes to her children and Pat has added his own creative flavor to complement his exuberant personality. His dishes are an explosion of flavors and make you feel warm inside.
Always smiling, Krysta is in charge of making sure our staff is always smiling and the customers are happy. She’s in charge of training, staff development, culinary team support and making sure the siblings don’t yell (too much) at each other.
Hector is our amazingly talented beverage manager. His knowledge of beer and wine and his deep familiarity with the complex flavors of our Thai food make him the perfect person to offer suggestions.