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 passions for delicate foods, fine wines & good company. It is a French cottage-inspired private room furnished with a long dining table and decorated with rooster artworks, all hand-picked by Chef Esther Sham.

why choose us

Our private dining room serves only one party of up to 24 guests per evening to ensure our guests' privacy & comfort. Our stunning Miele kitchen equipped with a full set of pink Le Creuset cast iron cooking wares can guarantee to impress many guests as well. And to bring more convenience to our guests, we have a 42 inches flat screen TV ready for the usage of showing videos or conduct 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.