So Amazing Chefs 2017 At So Sofitel Bangkok returns for its sixth year, this September, bringing with it 12 Michelin starred chefs for a week of gastronomic festivities running from Tuesday 26 September to Sunday 1 October 2017 at SO Sofitel Bangkok.
The annual culinary celebration will also feature six culinary masters – including a Spice Master, Master Chocolatier, two Cheese Master, a Master Oyster Shucker – plus a Visual Culinary Master to provide a touch of theatre to the feast of flavors.
The six-day program includes five themed degustation dinners; five exclusive private chef’s table dining opportunities; a weekend brunch and three once-in-a-lifetime cooking classes hosted by the chefs themselves. As well as a host of other delicious events, including a cheese evening, oyster feast and an after-party.
New faces joining the roster this year include Jacques Cocollos, owner of a French oyster farm and renowned exporter of top quality oysters to Asia, Nicolas Isnard, chef-owner of L’Auberge de la Charme, Prenois, France (1* Michelin), René van Empelen of Amsterdam-based Van Empelen Catering, Sakal Phoeung of the much acclaimed Le Corto in Saigon, and Christopher Lecoutre, the French maestro of presentation who brings his gastronomic creations with his flair for the dramatic.
Returning chefs and experts include Alain Caron (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Didier Corlou (Hanoi, Vietnam), Hervé Rodriguez (Paris, France), Jacques Pourcel (Montpellier, France), Jean-Baptiste Natali (Colombey-les- Deux-Églises, France), Joost Bijster (Bangkok, Thailand), Laurent Peugeot (Burgundy, France), Michael Dyllong (Dortmund, Germany), Patrice & Philippe Marchand (Nancy, France), Patrick Jeffroy (Brittany, France), Paul Smart (Bangkok, Thailand), Stéphane Bonnat (Voiron, France), and Thierry Drapeau (Saint-Sulpice- le-Verdon, France).
The main highlight of the event is the Culinary Showdown competition and gala dinner on Wednesday 27 September 2017, where it’s ‘hats on and gloves off’, with SO Amazing Chefs competing against one another in the name of charity. Proceeds from the Culinary Showdown go towards the CCF Foundation under The Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.