As a young girl, Watcharee spent many happy hours on the weekend with her mother learning how to make traditional Thai food for her family. After practicing law for a time in Thailand, she came to the U.S. and studied environmental and international law, eventually returning to Bangkok and helping governments across Asia adopt better environmental laws. Those childhood memories of cooking with her mother never left her, and Watcharee began training with top chefs at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School, as well as other culinary institutes that promote and preserve Thai royal traditions.
In 2012, Watcharee moved from Bangkok to Maine where she now lives with her husband and twin boys and established the Thai Culinary Arts Studio to share her passion for Thai food through pop-up and in-home cooking classes. Two years later, she began bottling her favorite sauces made from traditional, all natural ingredients.