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A dinner to remember

Jan 15. 2019
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By The Nation

Bangkok Chefs Charity Fundraising Gala Dinner returns for its 10th edition with 22 tops chefs from leading hotels in Thailand and Thai Airways International to craft an 11-course gourmet menu on February 4 at the Royal Ballroom of Mandarin Oriental Bangkok.

The chefs will use premium imported products together with the pesticide-free vegetables from Jan-Ka-Pak’s agricultural plots at Chakrabandh Pensiri Centre for Plant Development in Chiang Rai, camellia seed oil from PatPat brand of the Chaipattana Foundation, and from Phufa Shop, all of which are projects initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

“We are once again highlighting camellia seed oil from PatPat and pesticide-free vegetables from Jan-Ka-Pak as ingredients in the creation of this year’s menu in order to continue to let the public be aware of the many benefits of these high-quality products of Chaipattana Foundation in Chiang Rai, which has carried out extensive agricultural development projects in order to ensure sustainable benefits for all communities,” said Nuntiya Hame-ung-gull, managing director of Gourmet One Food Services (Thailand) – the operator of the event. 

This year, apart from the participation of aspiring young chefs - each of whom will partner with two chefs to learn and help in the creation of each dish from the 11-course epicurean menu, there will be a fashion show by children of prominent personalities featuring the pagakayaw shawl from Phufa. The products will go up for auction after the catwalk show. 

The highlight fund-raising segment of the Bangkok Chefs Charity is the opportunity for guests/philanthropists to make donations and in return for their generosity, the highest bidders will be presented with a formal gourmet dinner cooked by their preferred chefs at the bidder’s residence or venue of choice. 

All funds raised during the course of the evening as well as the auction of Phufa’s pagakayaw products and ticket sales, without any deductions for expenses, will be presented to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to benefit the Royal Patrol Police schools.

Since the inaugural Bangkok Chefs Charity which took place in 2009, proceeds amounting to Bt132.66 million, derived from ticket sales and funds raised during each event from the past nine editions, have benefitted the Royal Patrol Police schools under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness, and provided scholarships for needy children as well as contributed towards purchase of teaching and learning materials and sports equipment.

The Princess will preside over the event on February 4 at 5pm. 

Tickets cost Bt12,500 per seat (10 seats per table). For reservations, call (02) 403 3388 extension 108 or (091) 837 5555.


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