Franky Pham

Franky Pham


Malaysia, Heritage Vietnamese, but I grew up in Australia.


These are the places that I’ve worked at for longer than 8 months to hone my skills and develop my craft.

The River Bar and Grill, Southbank
The Lounge Room, Docklands
Public House, Richmond
Campari House, CBD
K.O.T.O, Ho Chi Minh City
K.O.T.O, Hanoi
Pots N Pans, Hanoi
Ilfornaio, St.Kilda
The Brighton School House, Brighton
Feast Of Merit, Richmond
St.Cloud Eating House, Hawthorn East

Have you always wanted to be a Chef:

Since I was 13 I was fascinated how food would always bring people together.

How would you define your style:

Old school with a new school feel.

Obsessive compulsive about:

Shiney stainless steel, (it’s the little things).

Your greatest culinary inspirations/ influences:

Everyone that has taken the time to teach me something. 

St Cloud Eating House

St Cloud Eating House

Tucked in on Hawthorn’s Burwood Road food and shopping strip, is trend setting, modern Vietnamese restaurant St Cloud Eating House. A frontage plastered with pink and black stencil art, along with a groovy logo and bright interior with hanging bulbs and high benches doesn’t come across as your typical Vietnamese restaurant. Led by Chef Franky Pham, the team presents a menu brimming with classic flavours given a contemporary spin, beside an extensive list of exciting cocktails making St Cloud a go-to for groups of friends. Perhaps look into something from the menu’s smallish section, like duck doughnuts with shiitake and edamame beans; before a larger dish such as sticky tamarind beef ribs, pickled zucchini and cucumber, or roast chicken, lemongrass, chilli, kaffir lime and peanut satay.

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