Ta-Pantry

Welcome to my little kitchen

With a Michelin star experienced culinary team led by Chef Esther Sham, diners can expect a memorable dining experience of savoring the creative French cuisine created by the Chef with her love & passion for gastronomy.

who we are

Ta Pantry is a place where people can share their passion for food, wine & good company. There is 1 private dining room, each furnished with elegantly chic décor & has its own theme which is specially picked by Chef Esther Sham. The design of the room imitates the set-up of a dining room of an apartment, giving them a feel of the original “home feel” of Ta Pantry on Star St., Wanchai.

why choose us

Our private dining room entertains only one party each evening in order to ensure the guests’ total privacy. Room seats up to 20-25 guests and is attached to the open kitchen has gives a view of the actions going on in the kitchen. This home-feel room also contains a multi purpose TV which can be use as projector, would be perfect for presentations.

Chef Esther Sham

Founder & Executive Chef @ TaPantry


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Born in Hong Kong to a Shanghainese family and raised in the United States, Esther Sham’s multi-faceted upbringing exposed her to myriad different cuisines from an early age, but it was an early career in modeling that truly ignited her love for cooking. While a stricter diet had Sham dreaming about the indulgent food world, an increased exposure to fine dining restaurants stirred the latent culinary creativity within her.

Sham began experimenting in the kitchen, channeling her interest in haute cuisine into developing her own style of cooking. She left modeling behind to begin her professional journey into food with an apprenticeship at three-Michelin starred L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong. It wasn’t long before she branched out on her own with the opening of the first Ta Pantry in 2008.

Despite the private kitchen’s initial success, Sham still felt the urge to broaden her culinary horizons. She began spending her days working at Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental under the tutelage of renowned chef Richard Ekkebus before returning to Ta Pantry in the evenings. In 2011, Sham decided to close up shop for three months and head overseas to deepen her skillset, adding the then two-Michelin starred Relais Louis XIII in Paris and Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier to her resume before coming home to Hong Kong.