Soulayphet "Phet" Schwader
New York, NY
Soulayphet 'Phet' Schwader is the owner/chef of Khe-Yo. Growing up in small-town Kansas, he recalls a youth spent clamoring for a ham sandwich instead of the traditional Laotian lunches his mother would pack for him each day. It wasn’t until he secured his first job as a fry cook, while studying philosophy at Kansas University, that the possibilities inherent in his colorful background began to materialize.