​Cooking Thai by Benz

About Chef Benz

Chef Benz was born and educated in Thailand. She has been cooking since the age of nine. Chef Benz was taught and inspired by her mom and has also been trained by professional chefs from many Thai restaurants throughout the Los Angeles area. She has always been passionate about authentic and delicious Thai cooking and looks forward to sharing this passion with you and your guests. In 2005, she was a host and chef on the first Thai cooking show in Los Angeles titled “A Roy Nook Krau.” It was a home-based cooking show with a viewership in the thousands and broadcast in both the United States and Thailand.Chef Benz has lived in La Quinta since 2006 with her husband, Justin. She enjoys many styles of dancing, world traveling, teaching Zumba classes throughout the Coachella Valley, and spending time with family and friends.

Chef Benz is a certified member of  the United States Personal Chef Association and has general liability insurance coverage while cooking in your home.


Pandara Martin Aka Benz

About Our Chef


  • All Thai curries
  • Pad Prik Khing
  • Pad See ew or Pad Thai
  • Fried Rice

  • Larb

  • Satay & Spring Rolls

  •  Green mango salad

  • Tom ka kai

  • Tom yum koong

  • Kapow

  • Thai BBQ