The Kitchen was founded by a hard working husband and wife team; Ian Jones & Shirley Wu - well known in the Shenzhen hospitality industry.
After their first venture into the restaurant business was wiped out in the great Shekou flood of 2007, they regrouped and just 10 weeks later opened Thai Orchid in the heart of Shekou's Sea World; and quickly established a reputation for fine food and great service, ultimately winning the award for Shenzhen's Best South East Asian Restaurant in 2009.
Later in 2009, recognising the lack of quality western food in Coco Park they opened The Kitchen and have created a small, up market, intimate bistro style restaurant with great food and quality service.
In 2011 San Francisco native Justus Jennings joined TKF as a Director and Executive Chef. Justus brings his classic Cordon Bleu training and mouth watering recipes to sooth the hungry beasts of Shenzhen.
More Kitchens are planned around China in coming years with the second branch having opened in Bantian in April 2013.