Since its inception, the annual World Gourmet Festival has grown in prominence each year. Now, this can’t-miss event features an extraordinary line-up of some of the best chefs, winemakers and food experts from across the globe.
This year, in its 18th edition, 10 chefs from eight countries will present a culinary feast from September 4-10 across four award-wining restaurants at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.
Chef Guillaume is exceptionally talented in French gastronomic traditions. At 2-Michelin-star Caprice in Hong Kong, his dishes showcase the perfect harmony of French and global flavours.
After stints in New York and the Caribbean, the chef headed east to Singapore and then moved on to Beijing and Macau before taking on his current position.
Enjoy his unique French flair on September 4 and 5 at Madison.
Chef Shinichiro of 2-Michelin-star Zeniya in historic Kanazawa is a world-class talent with strong ties to his home in the Ishikawa region. His kaiseki-inspired dishes are made unique and impressive with fresh fish and local ingredients.
After training at Arashiyama Kitcho, one of Japan’s finest restaurants, he returned home and joined the kitchen at Zeniya, where he was later appointed executive chef.
His dishes are available on September 8 and 9 at Shintaro.
A native of Niigata Prefecture, Chef Hiroaki honed his skills at Zakuro in Ginza for 10 years. He now orchestrates the kitchen at Akasaka Kien, a one-Michelin-star restaurant specialising in kaiseki cuisine.
His creations harmonise texture, flavours and appearances using seasonal Japanese ingredients. He will be offering his delicious dishes at Shintaro on September 6 and 7.
A travel junkie who is constantly searching for new ideas and inspiration, “suitcase chef” Jason Tan of one-Michelin-star Corner House is entirely devoted to nature and terroir in his practice.
His career started at the famed Les Amis in Singapore and the three-Michelin-star Robuchon au Dôme in Macau. Later, he manned the kitchen at Marina Bay Sands’ Sky on 57 for four years.
Try his inspiring cuisine at Madison on September 6 and 7.
Christian and Manuel Costardi take Piedmont’s most famous crop – rice – and turn it into varieties of Michelin-star risotto at their much-loved Ristorante Christian e Manuel in Vercelli, Italy.
With a penchant for combing the region’s traditional cuisine with modern cooking techniques, the brothers became culinary ambassadors of Piedmont when their restaurant earned its first Michelin star in 2009.
Their cuisine can be sampled at Biscotti on September 8 and 9.
Chef Miguel transforms traditional Portuguese cuisine into contemporary Mediterranean-inspired dishes at one-Michelin-star L’and Vineyards in pastoral Alentejo, Portugal.
His innovative regional cuisine highlights the freshness of local products as well as his passion for Asian flavours.
Explore his unique take on Portuguese food at Biscotti on September 6 and 7.
Chef Cristina has been at the helm of one-Michelin-star Glass Hostaria since 2006. As the only female chef whose restaurant earned a Michelin star in 2010, her story became an inspiring case study at Bocconi University.
She continues to cultivate her passion for food, with a particular attention to the application of science in cooking. She will show off her skills at Biscotti on September 4 and 5.
Inspired by his curiosity and respect for Aboriginal culture, Chef Jock uses the elements of both ancient and modern Australian cooking traditions to create a cuisine that is uniquely his own.
At Restaurant Orana, a frequent figure on Australia’s Top 100 Restaurant list, his stellar dishes define Australia’s gastronomic identity with indigenous ingredients and the produce’s unique relationship with the land.
Sample his fare at Madison on September 8 and 9.
Tradition, local products and modern techniques are the main principles Chef Anatoly uses to create his signature cuisine at Moscow’s Selfie, which ranked on the most recent World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Using only three or four ingredients in each dish, he shows how the simplest products can be mind-blowing, gastronomically.
He was awarded Best Chef in Russia in 2012, and in the same year he was a finalist in San Pellegrino Cooking Cup. His cuisine can be sampled at Spice Market on September 8 and 9.
The Egyptian-Chinese Bobby Chinn is a culinary celebrity across Asia and the Middle East thanks to his TV program “World Café Asia” and several best-selling cookbooks. He opened award-winning Restaurant Bobby Chinn and Bobby Chinn Saigon in Vietnam, where he is also a tourism ambassador for the country.
Enjoy his creative brunch on the closing day at Madison and Spice Market.
Reservations open this month. For more information and bookings, contact the hotel at +66 (0)2 126 8866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.