After a four-year hiatus, the 11th edition of the "Bangkok Chef Charity Fundraising Gala Luncheon" will be held in the Royal Ballroom of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, on Saturday at 11am.
Organised by Jivanand, this is the first time there will be outstanding chefs from 11 Michelin-star restaurants, top hotels from Bangkok, Michelin-star restaurants from The Peninisula Hong Kong, and three leading culinary academies in Bangkok.
A total of 32 chefs will craft 16 canapé selections and a 10-course gourmet menu with wine pairing for 380 guests.
One of this year's highlights is the showcasing of Jan Ka Pak jasmine rice which will be featured as one of the canapes and served with the main beef dish in the 10-course menu. This rice variety is grown and nourished with organic, natural, chemical-free fertilisers in Surin and Buri Ram provinces. Once again, young chefs comprising students from Bangkok's leading international schools will participate alongside the star chefs.
The one-of-a-kind Bangkok Chef Charity edition, known for being the "height of glamour and an affair marked by dazzling attire and luxurious food", was initiated in 2009 when executive chefs from leading hotels in Bangkok collaborated in pairs to craft an epicurean feast to raise funds for needy children in remote areas of Thailand.
The 10th edition, staged in 2019, raised an unprecedented 44 million baht, the highest in the event's 10-year history. All proceeds from the sale of dinner tickets and generous donations from guests in attendance including philanthropists from the elite businesses and social circles were presented to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for charities under her royal patronage and donated to underprivileged schools in remote areas of northern Thailand.
Tickets for this edition cost 15,000 baht per seat and all proceeds will benefit hospitals under the Debaratana Vejjanukula Foundation under the princess' patronage. She will also preside at the event.