The 2018 edition of the Bangkok Chefs Charity is all ready to raise funds for good causes for the ninth year, taking place at the Royal Ballroom of Mandarin Oriental Bangkok on March 3 with the participation of 20 top chefs from five-star hotels and Thai Airways International.
Organised by Thailand’s leading importer of fine food products Gourmet One, this year’s menu highlights premium fine food products from around the world.
“This year the chefs are not only engaging in the creation of the gourmet 10-course dinner menu, but they also have to create the menu under one important condition – to incorporate in the menu the use of tea tree oil from PatPat and pesticide-free vegetables from Jan-Ka-Pak, two royally-initiated agricultural development projects under the Chaipattana Foundation at Chakrabandh Pensiri Centre for Plant Development in Mae Sai District of Chiang Rai. These two highlighted food ingredients will be used to craft a perfect gourmet dinner menu alongside imported premium fine food products such as foie gras, wagyu beef, lobsters, baby lamb and more,” says Gourmet One’s general manager Nuntiya Hame-ung-gull.
“The reason we are bringing in Tea Tree Oil product from PatPat and pesticide-free vegetables from Jan-Ka-Pak as ingredients for this year’s event is because we want the public to know about the many benefits of tea tree oil, a high-quality product of the Chaipattana Foundation. The Foundation has carried out extensive agricultural development projects and produced many quality items to ensure sustainable benefits for all. This is in line with the event’s concept - to serve each menu created using both imported and two high-quality products from the royally-initiated project of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in support of long-term sustainability.”
Another highlight this year is the participation of 10 young chefs who have been carefully selected. Each youngster will partner with two top chefs to form a team, with the young chef assisting on dish decoration and presentation. This is another tough angle for the top chefs team as they have to come up with menus in which the young chefs can get involved. But it will certainly add fun and colour to the evening.
The event is a charity gala dinner with all proceeds from ticket sales and chefs auctions in which successful bidders will be presented with a formal dinner cooked by the chosen chefs at their residence will be presented to HRH Princess Sirindhorn without any deductions to benefit the Royal Patrol Police schools at Ban Mae Longtai, Omkoi district of Chiang Mai.
The Bangkok Chefs Charity was first organised in 2009 and has so far raised more than Bt86.3 million which was presented to HRH Princess Sirindhorn for Royal Patrol Police schools and funds scholarships for needy children as well as teaching and learning materials and sports equipment.
Tickets are priced at Bt12,500 per seat (10 seats per table). The contribution will not be deductible for any expenses. For reservations and more information, contact Gourmet One Food Services at (02) 403 3388 extension 511 or (085) 152 6857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.