After a four-year hiatus prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the popular Bangkok Chef Charity 2024 has returned, with the goal of fundraising for hospitals under the Debaratana Vejjanukula Foundation and supporting needy children in remote areas of Thailand.
A grand fundraising gala luncheon, constituting the 11th edition, is scheduled for February 17, 2024 at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will graciously preside over this prestigious event.
Jivanand Company Limited is the organizer of the 2024 gala, which will showcase 11 Michelin-starred restaurants, along with esteemed hotels in Bangkok and Hong Kong.
Additionally, three leading culinary academies in Bangkok will be part of this culinary extravaganza. A total of 30 chefs will collaborate to create a 10-course gourmet menu for an anticipated 360 guests.
The entirety of the proceeds will be dedicated to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s patronized charities, benefitting underprivileged schools in remote Northern Thailand and the hospitals associated with the Debaratana Vejjanukula Foundation.
A special ingredient for the event is the “Royal Rice” or “Khao Dawk Mali 105” (KDML 105), prominently featured in two canapés preceding the 10-course culinary spectacle.
Jivanand’s managing director, Nuntiya Intralib, reveals that this rice variety, known as “Jan Ka Pak Jasmine Rice,” is cultivated in Surin and Buriram provinces, nurtured with organic, natural, chemical-free fertilizers.
The gala will serve as a platform for aspiring young chefs, joining forces with established culinary experts and students from renowned international schools in Bangkok, under the leadership of Shrewsbury International School.
Nuntiya highlights the introduction of a fresh Bangkok Chef Charity logo, skillfully crafted by a talented student from the Chitrlada Academy.
The distinctive Bangkok Chef Charity editions, characterized by glamour and opulence, began in 2009.
Executive chefs from leading Bangkok hotels teamed up to create a culinary feast, raising funds for needy children in remote Thai regions.
The 10th edition in 2019 set a record by raising an unprecedented 44 million baht, marking the pinnacle in the event’s decade-long history.