After graduating the Krua Wandee Culinary School in Bangkok in 2008, Nisarat Premjai, better known as Poy, moved to Pennsylvania to pursue her lifelong dream of opening a restaurant. She was ready to put the years she spent learning Thai cooking from her mother and grandmothers to the test by bringing quality, healthy Thai food to Lewisburg.
Poy approached the SBDC for help in turning her dream into a reality. After working with the SBDC counselors to develop financial projections
and a business plan, she opened her restaurant in 2011. In its first year her "Siam Café" was so successful that Poy returned to the SBDC
for assistance expanding her business. A new business plan was created for the purpose of securing funding to purchase and renovate
a larger location.
The new and improved Siam Restaurant & Bar opened in April 2013 and continues to provide delicious Thai food for Lewisburg and the
surrounding areas. Today Poy's smile tells the story of her dream coming true.
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