Mark your calendar for this exciting upcoming event. SO Amazing Chefs 2018 is returning for its 7th year, bringing together a new lineup of 21 outstanding chefs and culinary gurus with an impressive 14 Michelin stars between them. Together with nine AccorHotels chefs, they will be taking diners on an exciting gastronomic journey at SO Sofitel Bangkok.
Taking place from Friday 14th to Sunday 23rdSeptember, gourmands are in for an epicurean jackpot at the 7th SO Amazing Chefs 2018 which will feature 7 dinners and 7 culinary activities. Take part in everything from masterclasses with top chefs to a Sunday Brunch, Oyster Night, Dim Sum Pop-Up Dinner and a Mixologist Night featuring world-class Diageo bartenders.
As with every year, the event culminates with a Culinary Showdown, in which all chefs compete against one another in an evening of friendly culinary competition to see who will be the culinary champion.
The 30 total chefs highlighting this year’s 10-day culinary spectacle hails from more corners of the world than ever before, with each chef bringing their own unique flairs and cultural influences into the weeklong event.
The lineup of new chefs includes:
James Noble, former chef of The Pink Geranium (**) in the UK and founder of The Boutique Farmers in Hua Hin, Thailand; Mario Barrios, former pâtissier of Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam (**) in the Netherlands; Simon Scott, chef-owner of Bistrot Saveurs (*) in Castres, France; Rob van der Veeken, chef of De Karpendonkse Hoeve (*) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands; Guy Lassausaie, chef-owner of Restaurant Guy Lassausaie (**) in Lyon, France; Bastian Falkenroth, chef-owner of U. das Restaurant (*) in Düsseldorf, Germany; Philippe Orrico, chef-owner of Upper Modern Bistro (*) and On Dining Kitchen & Lounge, both in Hong Kong. Proudly representing the host venue is Thomas Smith, Head Culinary Designer at SO Sofitel Bangkok.
The yearly celebration of the culinary arts also welcomes its mother-daughter duo: María José San Román is the chef-owner of Monastrell (*) in Alicante, Spain; and María Eugenia Perramón San Román is a director at her family tapas bar La Taberna del Gourmet in Alicante, Spain.
Chefs returning from previous years include:
Paul Liebrandt, chef-owner of Corton (**) in New York; Nicolas Isnard, chef-owner of L’Auberge de la Charme (*) in Prenois, France; Jacques Cocollos, owner of a French oyster farm and renowned exporter of top quality oysters to Asia; Patrice & Phillipe Marchand, co-owners of one of the oldest family-run dairy producers in Nancy, France, specialising in cheese; Stéphane Bonnat of Bonnat Chocolatier, the oldest chocolatier in the world; Didier Corlou, prolific culinary personality and master of spices; and Leonard Elenbaas, demonstration chef of Big Green Egg charcoal barbecue cooker in Europe. Bruno Dinel, maître boulanger-owner of Bib Gourmand recipient Le Bistrot du Boulanger in Strasbourg, France, also makes a comeback following his 2016 participation in the SO Amazing Chefs program.
When: 14 – 23 September 2018 at SO Sofitel Bangkok
How: Find out more and make a booking here.