1622 Orrington Ave.,
Evanston, IL 60201

Sam Rattanopas

co-founder

Sam Rattanopas, our Managing Partner of Restaurant Operations and Business Development, brings to NaKorn an accomplished 15+ years of restaurant experience.

Originally from Bangkok, Sam was the general manager and part owner of OYSY, a sushi restaurant in downtown Chicago. She opened the restaurant in 2002 and grew annual sales to $2.4M within three years. After OYSY, in 2012 she joined the team at Gioco, a 200-seat Italian restaurant in Chicago’s South Loop, as operations manager and event coordinator. She is an experienced manager who successfully supervises every aspect of operations, including administration, human resources, public relations, budget and finance. She has personally trained nearly one hundred front and back of house restaurant personnel.