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“2019 Bangkok Chefs Charity Gala Dinner Raises 44 Million Baht in Funds for Underprivileged Children At Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

February 13, 2019 Visit Thailand / Mekong No Comments Email Email


Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided at the 10th edition of the Bangkok Chefs Charity Fundraising Gala Dinner featuring an 11-course gourmet menu crafted by twenty-two top chefs from five-star hotels in Thailand and Thai Airways International using the finest quality imported products, pesticide-free vegetables from ‘Jan-Ka-Pak’, Camellia Seed Oil from ‘PatPat’ amongst others, successfully raising a grand total of 44 million baht during the evening’s highlight fundraising session at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok recently.  The amount also includes donations raised from the auction of ‘Pagakayaw Shawls’ from the royally-initiated Phufa Shop.

This culinary charity event of the year is organized by Gourmet One Food Services Co., Ltd., Thailand’s leading importer of premium food products, led by sisters Nuntiya Intralib and Patcharin Hame-ung-gull.   The entire amount raised, without any deductions for expenses, will be presented to Her Royal Highness to benefit the Border Patrol Police Schools under the patronage of Her Royal Highness, and located in remote areas of Thailand.

The highest contributor to this year’s fundraising, conducted by emcees Surivipa Kultangwatana and Varin Sachdev, is once again Mr. Prayudh & Mrs. Suvimol Mahagitsiri who pledged 15 million baht.

Other prominent donors are:  Ms. Nualphan Lamsam (5 million); Mr. Harald Link of B. Grimm Group (5 million); Mr. Thanawat Trivisvavet, CK Power Co., Ltd. (5 million); Ajarn Wanchai Ruay-are (4 million); Mr. Anun Raweesangsoon (2 million); The White Space Co., Ltd. (2 million);  M.R. Sasijuthapa Worrawan (1 million); Mrs. Botan Hame-ung-gull (1 million); Mrs. Benjawan Buhrman (500,000); Ms. Orawan Taechaubol (200,000); Ms. Srisopha Kotkumlue (200,000); and Mr. Noppadol Intralib (100,000).

Auction of the “Pagakayaw Shawls” from Phufa Shop were successfully bid by the following distinguished guests in attendance amongst others:  Mr. Chalermchai Mahagitsiri (500,000); Ms. Usanee Mahagitsiri (150,000); Mr. Laurent Leonio (150,000); Ms. Sasiprapa Deerod (250,000); Mrs. Benjawan Buhrman (200,000); Ms. Poramin Netrpukkana (150,000 baht); Mr. Pinit Puapan (120,000); Ms. Piyanuch Raveesangsoon (100,000); Ms. Patcharin Hame-ung-gul (100,000);  Ms. Nuchanart Raveesangsoon (100,000); Mr. Boonchai Chokewattna (100,000); Ms. Suthama Gimsong (100,000); Mr. Vikrom Sachdev (100,000); Dr. Somsak Chalachol (50,000); Dr. Alisa Kunchornyakong (50,000); Ms. Srirach Thanarach (50,000); Ms. Racha Sukum (50,000); Ms. Pensiri Na Nakornpanom (50,000).

As this year’s event coincided with Chinese New Year, Her Royal Highness prepared the “Yee Sang” Prosperity Toss Salad and presented a plate each to all the generous participants of the fundraising session for abundance, prosperity and vigour in the year of the Pig.

Krungthep Light Orchestra and solo-pianist Darin Pantoomkomol provided live entertainment throughout the evening.  And Central Wine Cellar supported the gala dinner menu with a selection of the finest wines.

Participating Chefs and Hotels and Thai Airways International  

No. Hotel Chef
1. Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant camp & Resort Chiang Rai Chef Pisit Jinopong
2. Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Chef Jan Van Dyk
3. Angsana Laguna Phuket Chef Jose Martin Ruiz Borja
4. Capella Bangkok Chef Antony Scholtmeyer
5. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World Chef Somchai Deeying
6. Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Chef Markus Zuck
7. InterContinental  Bangkok Chef Rolando Manesco
8. JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok Chef Kevin B. Thomson
9. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier
10. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Chef Dominique Bugnand
11. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Chef Norbert Kostner
12. Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Chef Michael Hogan
13. Millennium Hilton Bangkok Chef Shaiful Kassim
14. Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel Chef Matthias Mittnacht
15. Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok Chef Marc Erwin Cibrowius
16. Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury collection Hotel Chef Gaetano Palumbo
17. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Chef Stefan Trepp
18. Thai Airways International Public Company Limited Chef Pierre Andre Hauss
19. The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok Chef Gael Lardiere
20 The Landmark Bangkok Chef Philippe Gaudal
21. The Peninsula Bangkok Chef Stefan Leitner
22. The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Chef Alessandro Santi


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