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Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants Bangkok-based Thai chef Pichaya “Pam” Suntrunyakiji wins this year’s “Asia’s Best Female Chef Award”

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[Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants] Bangkok-based Thai chef Pichaya “Pam” Suntrunyakiji wins this year’s “Asia’s Best Female Chef Award” The chef, who has won numerous awards and frequently appears in the Thai media, will be honored once again at the award ceremony to be held on March 26, 2024.
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The 2024 winner of Asia’s Best Female Chef Award 2024, one of the category awards of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, is Bangkok-based Pichaya ‘Pam. ‘Soontornyanakij (Pichaya “Pam” Soontornyanakij) has been selected. Pam has multiple hats: a culinary expert, a famous TV personality in Thailand, and the owner-chef of Potong (ranked No. 35 on Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants in 2023). , one of the most famous figures in Thai cuisine. Voted by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, which is comprised of 318 people, this award recognizes the best in gastronomy who push the limits with their culinary skills, expertise, and creativity. This award celebrates successful female chefs.
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Pam will be honored once again at the 2024 Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants Awards Ceremony to be held on March 26th this year. For the first time in the history of the event, Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants in 2024, sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will be held in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and will be held by the Ministry of
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA). ) (Ministry of
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) and Seoul Metropolitan Government (Seoul Metropolitan Government), it consists of a wide variety of programs. The event will culminate in an awards ceremony where the ranking of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2024 will be announced. Pam spent her childhood in Bangkok, studied at The Culinary Institute of America, and then trained at New York’s famous high-end restaurant Jean-George. I did. After that, he returned to Thailand, worked as a private chef, and started the restaurant “The Table”, where his skills were highly praised by local gourmets and the media. Currently, he is also the owner of the restaurant “Smoked”, which has multiple locations in Bangkok. He has won various awards since he was young, and in 2022 he also served as a judge for the San Pellegrino Young Chef Academy World Competition.
At the restaurant Potong, her two different ancestral roots and food cultures, Thai and Chinese, are expressed through the food. The restaurant’s name, which means “simple” in Thai, was inspired by her family’s Chinese herbal medicine business. Today, Potong remains in the building where her grandfather used to run a traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy, and offers a 20-course tasting menu that combines tradition and avant-garde culinary techniques. doing. These menus are infused with her culinary philosophy of five important elements: salt, acid, spice, texture, and Maillard (fragrance). Pam is recognized as one of Thailand’s most influential chefs, and Potong, located in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown, is also one of Bangkok’s most acclaimed fine dining spots. . “Poton” has received solid reviews such as No. 35 on Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants in 2023 and No. 88 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023, and Pam also said, We are establishing ourselves as a pioneer in the gastronomic world.
[Image 3:×809.jpg] Pam also plays an important role in Women in Gastronomy (WIG), and is actively involved in support activities for female chefs. Recently, we have collaborated with the non-profit organization American Women’s Club of Thailand to help female students from rural areas of Thailand realize their dreams of becoming chefs. We have started our own scholarship program, “WFW (Women for Women)”.
[Image 4:×2700.jpg] Asia’s Best Female Chef Award, which honors successful female chefs across Asia, was awarded to Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava from Thailand (2013) and Lanshu Chen from Taiwan. (2014), Vicky Lau (2015) in Hong Kong, Margarita Fores (2016) in the Philippines, and May Chow (2017) in Hong Kong. ), Thailand-based chef Bongkoch ‘Bee’ Satongun (2018), Garima Arora (2019), and Korean chef Cho Hee-sook (2019).・Mr. Hae Sook) (2020), Shanghai-based DeAille Tam (2021), Japanese pastry chef Natsuko Shoji (2022), Singapore-based Filipino chef Female chefs such as Johanne Siy (2023) have received the award.
“Chef Pam continues to offer truly innovative cuisine at her fine dining restaurant located in an impressive five-story historic building. Her 20-course tasting menu features artistic Respect for the ancestral culture is beautifully expressed through storytelling.In addition to the food that touches the emotions of the eater, Thailand’s presence in the gastronomic world has been established through television appearances and scholarship programs. We feel that this award is well deserved.” (Comment from William Drew, Content Director, Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants)
“I feel very honored to have received this award.This award is not so much about my personal accomplishments as it is about my beliefs, my respect for the culture of my ancestors, and my efforts to always aim high. I hope that this award will inspire young female chefs to break through new barriers and pursue big dreams in the culinary world. I believe that anyone can pave the way to success if they can.I would like to thank 50 Best for this award.This award is not just for me personally, but for all aspiring chefs around the world. I think this is a compliment for the award.” (Comment from Pichaya “Pam” Sunturnyakij upon receiving the award)
The 2024 Top 50 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas in Seoul, South Korea on March 26, 2024. It will be announced.
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Venue Partner: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of Korea and “Seoul Metropolitan City”
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Title Sponsor: About San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna
The title sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, a natural mineral water brand that represents the world of gastronomy. Together, these two brands convey to the world the outstanding quality, joie de vivre, health and happiness that Italian style stands for.
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● Official venue partner: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of Korea and Seoul Metropolitan Government
● San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna: Main Partner and Official Mineral Water Partner, Sponsor of The Best Restaurant in Asia
● Inedit Damm: Official beer partner, “Inedit Damm Chefs’ Choice Award” sponsor ● Gin Mare: Official gin partner, “Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award” sponsor ● Valrhona: Official chocolate partner, sponsor of “Asia’s Best Pastry Chef Award”
● Beronia: Official wine partner, sponsor of “Beronia Asia’s Best Sommelier Award”
● Aspire Lifestyles: Official Concierge Partner
● Woodford Reserve: Official Bourbon Partner
● Benriach: Official Scotch Whiskey Partner
● Kaviari: Official caviar partner
● Dassai: Official sake partner
● Hwayo: Official shochu partner
● Korean Air: Official airline partner, “Highest Climber Award” sponsor ● Bibigo: Official partner, sponsor of “The Best Restaurant in Korea” ● Nongshim: Official partner and sponsor of the “Highest New Entry Award” ● Catch Table: Official partner
● Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: Official Hotel Partner ● The Shilla Seoul: Official Hotel Partner
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