Former Honoree Nikky Phinyawatana

Nikky Phinyawatana is a visionary entrepreneur–the creator and owner of Dallas’ highly acclaimed, award-winning Asian Mint Restaurant. Recently, Asian Mint was awarded Dallas Eater’s #1 Best Thai Food and Culture Map’s Top 100 Restaurants. Asian Mint has received accolades from USA Today, Zagat, Dallas Observer, and D Magazine. Nikky infuses love and passion into her innovative Asian Fusion menus and into her dedication to the community–to giving back. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International–which provides mentorship and scholarships for the next wave of women culinary students–as well as an active board member of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association.