Thitinart Boriboon arrived in California to start a certification program at UCLA on March 16, 2020, just as all classes went virtual.
“March 20 the classes were moved online, and I realized that I didn’t need to be in LA,” the Fountain City resident said. “So, I reached out to my family here in Knoxville. I thought I would eventually move back to LA, but then I met more Thai people here and stayed.
“Before I moved here from Bangkok, I didn’t know how to cook,” Boriboon said. “I missed Thai food a lot, so I learned to cook.”
When Boriboon completed her program, she had a work visa that allowed her to put the marketing and media planning experience and training to good use.
“I have wanted to have my own business for years and I liked my food, so I thought ‘Why don’t I share this with friends