Who Are We?
Supannee was born in a rice-farming village in Korat, Thailand. She spent her formative years living off the land with her mother, father and nine siblings. Most of what the family ate was raised on their farm. She moved to Bangkok to attend Junior High, High School and College, graduating from Ramkhamheang University in Bangkok. She moved to San Diego in 1995 and attended National University, where she obtained a Masters in International Business. While studying, she worked as a server at Royal Thai Cuisine in La Jolla, and that’s where she met her husband, Alec. A common love of food brought them together initially and inspires the restaurant.
Alec was born and raised in San Diego. His interest in food developed when he was a child, while watching his beloved mother Linda, his grandmother Barbara and his great aunts Ethel and Nino cook diverse and complex cuisine. All four women were gifted, and the joy he derived from eating their incredible food inspired a life-long appreciation of nuanced dishes. Alec worked in several restaurant kitchens while growing up and going to school, and has been an avid cook ever since. He graduated from SDSU with a degree in Psychology and went on to co-found Advanced Reservation Systems, Inc in 1995, a travel reservation and ticketing technology firm. He currently sits as Chairman of the Board.
Wan (Supanee’s sister) also grew up in Korat, Thailand, where she learned to grow and prepare food with a blossoming interest. She brought her talent to the U.S. in 2001, where she refined her craft in a variety of San Diego Thai restaurants. Notably, her experience includes Sawadee in Coronado as well as head chef for several years at Amarin in Hillcrest. Wan is truly one of the finest Thai chefs in San Diego and she is continually creating new dishes to delight her customers!
Wife and husband proprietor’s Supannee and Alec House, thought long and hard about what to call their first restaurant – and they settled on a combination of her first name, Supannee and his last name, House. It’s a double entendre. Call it Supannee. Call it Supannee House. Call it House of Thai. Call it Supannee – House of Thai. We don’t care what you call it, as long as you call it!