Turning a Passion into a Reality – John W. Kosolcharoen
In 1979, John W. Kosolcharoen returned from a trip to the orient and his enthusiasm for oriental cuisine, specifically Thai, has grown into a lifelong passion. This passion, started in his early childhood, has led to a number of Thai cuisine restaurants spread across 10 states. John has invested his life in the Thai ideology carrying that into his daily business.
John’s interest in Thai culture and the language began when he was a young boy. While his parents encouraged him to follow the conventional path of an adolescent boy, John Kosolcharoen could not deny his fervent interest in Thailand. While attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, John took advantage of the opportunity to participate in the student exchange program.
After his studies were completed, he was so fascinated with the culture, he remained in Thailand for a few years, study culture and perfecting the Thai language. He met his lovely wife while living in Thailand, and in 1985, John Kosolcharoen and his wife returned to the United States to start a family and a new business venture.
It was in Texas, where his love of the Thai culture motivated him to start a small business that focused on serving Thai food. His endeavor proved so successful, he ventured out to establish additional locations in his home state. John’s Thai restaurants can now be found from New York to California.
John W. Kosolcharoen is now one of the most respected entrepreneurial restaurateurs in the country. He is frequently asked to speak about his success as a business owner, his experiences in Thailand, or about his understanding of the Jewish faith. John Kosolcharoen has spent his life following his passion for the Thai culture and Thai cuisine. Every day he offers his wealth of knowledge and experience to each customer that visits John’s Thai.