Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to grace – for the fifth concecutive year The 2013 Bangkok Chefs Fundraising Gala Dinner
A total of 26 Executive Chefs from 25 leading hotels in Thailand and Thai Airways International, will cook up yet another grand feast at the “2013 Bangkok Chefs Charity Gala Dinner”, scheduled for Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 6.00 pm; to be presided over once again by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in the Royal Ballroom of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
Part of the proceeds this year will again benefit Border Patrol Police Schools under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness; and the remaining funds to go towards improvements in the livelihood and education of underprivileged children in the remote Amphur Omkoy in Chiang Mai.
Tickets are @ Baht 12,500. – nett per seat (for tables of 10).
The annual talk-of-the-town, gastronomic fete was initiated in 2009 by General Managers Nuntiya and Patcharin Hame-ung-gull of Gourmet One, importer and supplier of fine foods. Taking advantage of their contacts and connections, the two sisters came up with this fundraiser idea to give back to society and at the same time to showcase the quality, creativity and distinct style of Bangkok’s foremost food & beverage professionals.
The inaugural edition of “Bangkok Chefs Charity” was launched in 2009 in the gracious presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, with all proceeds collected going towards Her Royal Highness’s Sai Jai Thai Foundation and needy children and schools in Northern Thailand. Over five million baht, raised from auctions and ticket sales at the 2010 charity gala, benefitted the Border Patrol Police Schools under Her Royal Highness’s Patronage and went towards scholarships, educational equipment, food, and children’s playgrounds at schools in Ubon Ratchani province. In 2011, the culinary fundraising dinner and auction collected more than 12 million baht. Her Royal Highness was presented with a cheque for 10 million baht to benefit Border Patrol Police Schools under Her Patronage; and the remaining funds were used to purchase educational equipment for children at Baan Daan Ngo School, Amphur Kaeng Krachang, Petchburi province; Wat Sangvorn School; and handicapped school children at Baan Nonthaphoom, Amphur Pakkret, Nonthaburi province.
In 2012, the benefit gala dinner collected a total of Baht 12 million – with Baht 10 million to be presented to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on 7 May 2013; and the remaining going towards repairing of underprivileged schools in Omkoy district in Chiang Mai.
During the course of the evening, the fundraising process this year will accept donations by the three top donors who will enjoy the services of 15, 10 and 5 executive chefs respectively to cook a gourmet repast for them at a specified venue. Additionally, each donor will be invited to present the donation cheques to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at an appropriate date and time following the charity gala.
Siam Winery is proud to support the Bangkok Chefs Charity for the fourth time in a row, this time offering a host of premium and award-winning wines to pair with each beautiful and tasty dish. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok sommelier team has selected international wines from the company’s World of Wines portfolio in addition to the locally produced and bottled Monsoon Valley Wines. Among them are familiar names such as Nicolas Feuillatte, Mud House, Winzer Krems, Gran Reserva, Chateau Cavalier, Chateau de Goelane and Tempus Two.
For more information or to book seats, please call Khun Nuntiya Hame-ung-Gull, tel. 081 732 1018.