12 MICHELIN STARS ALIGN FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL SO AMAZING CHEFS 2017 AT SO SOFITEL BANGKOK
SO Amazing Chefs 2017 returns for its 6th year, bringing with it 12 chefs experts – representing a total of 12 Michelin stars – plus 6 culinary masters for 6 days of culinary beauty and feasts from Tuesday 26 September to Sunday 1 October 2017 at SO Sofitel Bangkok.
The annual culinary celebration will feature 6 culinary masters – including a Spice Master (Didier Corlou), Master Chocolatier (Stéphane Bonnat), two Cheese Master brothers (Patrice & Philippe Marchand), a Master Oyster Shucker (Jacques Cocollos) – plus a Visual Culinary Master (Christopher Lecoutre) to provide the dancing partner for the feast of flavors.
The six-day program includes 5 themed degustation dinners, 5 exclusive private chef’s table dining opportunities catered by the SO Amazing Chefs, a weekend drunch, 3 once-in-a-lifetime cooking classes hosted by the chefs themselves, and a host of other delicious events, including a cheese evening, oyster feast and an after-party.
This year, 4 chefs and culinary experts are making their debut at the annual culinary extravaganza, joining 14 returning maestros supported by 3 of Accor’s very own chefs across Asia Pacific.
New gastronomy professionals joining the SO Amazing Chefs 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, a French visual culinary maestro who brings gastronomic creations to life on his canvas.
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).
One of the main highlights 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.
All visiting chefs will be arriving in Bangkok courtesy of Etihad Airways, the generous air ticket sponsors for SO Amazing Chefs 2017.
SO Amazing Chefs 2017 will be staged from 26 September – 1 October 2017 at SO Sofitel Bangkok. For more information and reservations, please call +66 (0) 2 6240000 or email H6835-FB3@sofitel.com
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