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Our Story

Jam and Bruce met when they worked together at Hoover’s Cooking. Their passion for food led to opening the doors of Thai Fresh at 4 pm on August 6, 2008.


Bruce has been in the food business scene in Austin as long as he has lived here. If you have eaten at Old Pecan Street Cafe, the Tavern, Good Eats or Hoover’s Cooking in the last 25 years, you have probably seen or met him at some point.


Jam grew up in Thailand and came to Austin in 2001 as a graduate student at UT. Jam has been cooking since she was five years old following her grandmother in the kitchen. In 2004, Jam started offering cooking classes in her home kitchen, and by popular demand, started teaching at students' homes. She started a stand at Sunset Valley Farmers’ Market to promote her food and services. After their son, Leo, was born, Jam started back at Austin Farmers’ Market downtown and at the Triangle.


Bruce’s experience in the restaurant business and Jam’s love for cooking has grown into a restaurant that incorporates delicious meals, bakery, coffeeshop, groceries, and cooking classes. Jam and Bruce hope to bring Austin the finest quality Thai food. 

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