Pichet Ong at Maketto


Pichet Ong is the pastry chef at Maketto. Eating and cooking are his hobby and heartbeat. A creator of whimsical sweet and savory foods, he combines the fond flavors of his childhood with modern cooking techniques to create culinary offerings that are seasonal, pure, light, and delightfully experimental, yet nostalgic.


  • Guest Judge
    Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Contestant
    Iron Chef America
  • Pastry Provocateur
    Food & Wine
  • Nominee for Outstanding Pastry Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • Author
    The Sweet Spot: Asian-Inspired Desserts

My Restaurants

  • Maketto
    1351 H St NE
    Washington, D.C.

Where I Eat

From My Menu

Chef José Andrés reviews Maketto Fried Chicken & Bread at Maketto
$$ | Asian
"I love how Maketto has so much to offer - yet every time I go the fried chicken is part of my order! It is perfectly fried, with just the right amount of heat. This is a great dish to satisfy your whole table."