Born and raised in what was formerly known as Saigon, the capitol of Vietnam, and self-taught as a chef, Nam has been working in kitchens since the age of nine.  Nam’s inborn talent stems from his experience as a third generational chef in his family to work in the food and beverage industry.  Nam has designed a menu at SK serving Asian cuisine with a special focus on Chinese-American dishes.  In 1985, Nam established Saigon Kitchen with the help of his wife Minh—together they work long hours to create a restaurant based on the values of serving culinary creations that use the freshest ingredients and Asian cooking techniques that meet the fast-paced demands of working professionals in downtown Hartford.