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Thailand’s 17th World Gourmet Festival set for success with International Culinary Stars

August 18, 2016 Whats On No Comments Email Email

aaAn impressive line-up of leading international chefs will be gathering in the Thai capital for the 17th World Gourmet Festival. The annual event will be hosted at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel from 19 – 25 September 2016.

Since its inception, the World Gourmet Festival has grown in prominence to feature an extraordinary line-up of some of the best chefs, winemakers and food experts from across the globe. They assemble under one roof for a weeklong celebration of outstanding cuisine and superb wines.

This year, the full line up of chefs at the 17th Annual World Gourmet Festival, are from the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 by San Pellegrino.

  • Chef Anthony Genovese, Il Pagliaccio, Rome – Italy (2 Michelin Star)
  • Chef Kanesaka Shinji, Shinji by Kanesaka – Raffles, Singapore (2 Michelin Star)
  • Chef Mauro Colagreco, Mirazur in Menton, France (2 Michelin Star)
  • Chef Hideaki Sato, Ta Vie, Hong Kong (1 Michelin Star)
  • Chef Josean Alija, Nerua Restaurant from Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, Spain             (1 Michelin Star)
  • Chef Marco Stabile, Ora d’Aria at Florence, Italy (1 Michelin Star)
  • Chef Ana Ros,            Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia
  • Chef Dharshan Munidasa, Ministry of Crab – Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Chef Bobby Chinn, TV Personality – Hanoi


The event is coordinated and overseen by Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s Executive Chef Nicolas Schneller, along with Shintaro Chef Satoshi Sawada, Biscotti Chef Daniele Bettini,  Madison Chef Anchalee Ponrungsit and Spice Market Chef Warinthorn Sumrithphon. It is presented in association with Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia.

Each guest chef will host two evenings in one of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants. This year’s World Gourmet Festival will see the introduction of an exclusive Sake tasting and pairing with Thai dishes event with the sake master from Miyasaka Brewing Company. Additional events to be added this year include Parfum Berger, a new concept combining classic fragrance matching with excellent wines and unique dishes. A Cocktail Master Class, Gin Master Class and Blue Friday with Johnnie Walker Blue Label will also be introduced at this years festival.

The hugely famous World Gourmet Brunch – one of the most popular events of the festival – will take place on the last day of the event on Sunday, 25 September. This is the last chance to sample their creations, and offers more availability than the exclusive dinner events. The inimitable Chef Bobby Chinn, renowned TV personality from Hanoi, will entertain diners at this event.

Anthony Genovese

Anthony Genovese

We are proud to support the various projects under the auspices of the Thai Red Cross Society.  Proceeds from the auction held throughout the week plus THB 600 per dinner ticket sold will be donated to the charity.

The 17th World Gourmet Festival would not be possible without the help of our friends and partners. We are pleased to recognize Emirates Airlines, our airline sponsor who has supported air tickets for the chefs, as well as Citibank N.A., Mercedes Benz (Thailand) Ltd. And the Tourism Authority of Thailand for their monetary support; and the official media partners, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia Magazine, Prestige and Hello Magazine.

Guests can make reservations for the 17th Annual World Gourmet Festival before                                   1st September and enjoy early birds offer from 10% up to 15% discount* (*terms and conditions apply) or find out more information by contacting Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel at  +66 (0) 2 126 8866 or e-mail: wgf.asia@anantara.com  or visit siam-bangkok.anantara.com or  www.worldgourmetfestivalasia.com

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