BANGKOK – The Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, in cooperation with the National Food Institute, Ministry of Industry and Thai Chef’s Association, are jointly organizing the first world-class food event in Thailand, “The 1st Thailand Gourmet Festival 2015,” on January 23-25, 2015 at Parc Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.
The event showcases Master Chefs and Michelin-Star Chefs around the world creating dishes with Thai ingredients; a stunning battle between Iron Chef Thailand TM and a contender from a prominent hotel; a famous food fair as well as a Gourmet Trips campaign, which is a cultural tourism combined with a taste of world-class dishes.
Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Tourism and Sports Minister, said that “The 1st Thailand Gourmet Festival 2015” is one of events welcoming 2015, the year of “Discovering Thainess” in order to highlight Thailand’sunique eating culture that has touched both domestic and international tourists.
Mr. Suwat Sidthilaw, Permanent Secretary of Ministry Of Tourism and Sports, noted that “The 1st Thailand Gourmet Festival 2015” aims to be an exciting tourism and food event of the year, aiming to introduce Thai food to Thai and foreign tourists; to emphasize uniqueness and variety of Thailand’s tourism sector; to build Thai food culture’s identity as well as to elevate tourism and services in food business to match international standards.
Acting Sub. Lt. Anuparb Kesornsuwan, Director General of the Department of Tourism, said that this is the first mega food event in Thailand, inviting Michelin Star Chefs from around the world to come to Thailand and create dishes using Thai ingredients, with a focus on “Thai food and Thai rice,” for the public and tourists to taste.
Petch Chinbutr, President of the National Food Institute, Ministry of Industry, reiterated that “The 1st Thailand Gourmet Festival 2015” is a major platform where National Food Institute campaigns Thai food’s identity by supporting Thai and foreign chefs as well as renowned restaurants and hotels to use Thai ingredients. It is a good opportunity to build images for Thai food with up to standard quality and taste as well as to develop intriguing presentation which will add more value to Thai ingredients, products and services.
For further information, please contact:
Thapanee Chantakad, +686 334 1894
Patteera Srisakvichai, +686 310 9859
Irin Rerksasarn, +681 808 7551