29 August 2015

Sofitel SO Bangkok confirms chef lineup for So Amazing Chefs 2015

Source: Sofitel SO Bangkok. 

Sofitel SO Bangkok has confirmed that 12 celebrity chefs from around the world will be in Thailand for the 4th So Amazing Chefs 2015 taking place from 6 to 11 October 2015.

"This year's gastronomic festival is the most high profile event we've ever put together, with the constellation of amazing chefs representing a combined seven Michelin stars. The gathering highlights Bangkok as a foodie city, and promotes the exchange of epicurean ideas and inspirations," said Yves Mudry, General Manager of Sofitel SO Bangkok.

The So Amazing Chefs programme is packed with dinners and cooking classes, with the event highlight – the Culinary Showdown competition and gala dinner– taking place on 9 October with proceeds going towards the CCF Foundation under The Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. New additions this year include the introduction of special weekend brunches and an after-party which will feature guest DJ Chef Ferry van Houten on the decks.

Familiar faces from last year include Stephane Bonnat (Voiron, France), Laurent Peugeot (Burgundy, France), Didier Corlou (Hanoi, Vietnam), Alain Caron (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Ferry van Houten (Amsterdam, Netherlands), and Sofitel SO Bangkok's very own Executive Chef Paul Smart. Making a comeback from the inaugural So Amazing Chefs 2012 is Chris Salans (Bali, Indonesia):

  • Bonnat is Maitre-Choclatier at Bonnat, the longest operating chocolaterie in the world. He received two gold awards at the International Chocolate Awards 2015.
  • Caron, a Masterchef judge and author, also hosts his own cooking show. 
  • Corlou won Masterchef in France and is the chef owner of La Verticale and Madam Hien in Hanoi, Vietnam. 
  • Peugeot owns six establishments around the world, including SushiKai (Beaune, France), LP+Tetsu (Singapore), and LP Receptions (Pernand-Vergelesses, France). He is also chef owner of Le Charlemagne (one Michelin star) in Burgundy. 
  • Smart was Winning Challenger Chef of Ironchef Thailand in 2012 and 2013.
  • Van Houten is chef owner of Het Bosch in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Exciting new additions to the 2015 chef roster include Amsterdam-based Menno Post of two-Michelin starred restaurant The Bokkedoorns; Herve Rodriguez, chef owner of MaSa (one Michelin star, Paris), Jacques Pourcel, one-half of Le Jardin des Sens' Pourcel brothers (one Michelin Star); Frenchman Loic Villemin of Toya (one Michelin star, Faulquemont); and Thierry Renou of Le Patio Thierry Renou (one Michelin star, Arcachon).


For more information and reservations, call +66 (0) 26 240 000 or email h6835-fb3 at sofitel.com.