Phuket’s Top Female Chefs Unite For a Good Cause

Phuket’s Top Female Chefs Unite For a Good Cause

Five of Phuket’s finest female chefs from the island’s premier luxury resorts and restaurants are joining forces on Saturday 22 April for ‘The Sassy Chef’s Kitchen’ charity dinner at Kata Rocks benefiting children at the BanYa Literacy Centre.

Participating chefs include Chonthicha (Mook) Surajaroenjai, Pastry Chef of Rustic – Eatery & Bar, Belinda Tuckwell, Executive Chef from The Pavilions Phuket, Patrizia Battolu, Executive Chef of la Gritta, Amari Phuket, Laia Pons, Executive Chef of Kata Rocks, Anongrat (Piak) Meklai, Executive Sous Chef of Black Ginger, The Slate Phuket. Count on each talented chef to cook up amazing culinary dishes that reflect their home country or restaurant menu, with a healthy dose of imagination for good measure.

Kata Rocks General Manager, Scot Toon, said: “We are excited to have the top female chefs in Phuket coming together to present an amazing five-course dinner to raise much needed funds for the children at the Good Shepherd Phuket BanYa Literacy Centre.”
Musical entertainment by Phuket’s top female DJ, Fabuloops, runs from 9pm to 12midnight, with a live auction featuring fabulous holiday prizes to exclusive destinations also on offer.

The Pavilions Phuket Executive Chef Belinda Tuckwell, said: “I am delighted to be cooking as part of the ‘Good Shepherd Chef Charity Dinner’ at Kata rocks. There is nothing better than fabulous food mixed with a touch of girl power supporting the cause.”

Tickets to ‘The Sassy Chefs Kitchen’ Dinner are priced at THB 3,800 net per person with all proceeds raised going towards assisting the 150 Burmese children who attend the BanYa Literacy Centre. These students recently moved into a dedicated eight-room learning facility last December 2016, funded and built through grants and donations. However, the average cost to support each child runs about 10,000 baht per annum.

“Our community is important to all of us here at Kata Rocks, we are regularly assisting and supporting many groups and charities across the island. Giving back where we can and being able to work with these amazing chefs and restaurants on this occasion to raise money for the Good Shepherd is fantastic,” Mr Toon added.

Paul Jordaan, General Manager at The Slate predicted it would be an epic epicurean evening that should not be missed. “I’m delighted to see the top female chefs of Phuket coming together for such an important cause. I want to urge all the residents of Phuket to come and join us to help raise much needed funds for the BanYa Literacy Centre.”

Good Shepherd Phuket helps women and children on the island who have been abused, are caught up in human trafficking or the sex industry, as well as in poverty or suffering from HIV. They are given shelter, counseling, schooling and the opportunity to re-educate themselves and thus earn a decent living. Handicraft items made by the women are also sold at some of the top resorts in Phuket.

This important gastronomic fundraiser is proudly sponsored by The Phuket News and Live 89.5, and is scheduled for Saturday 22nd April, 2017 starting from 6pm. For reservations and information please email Donna Toon, (The Good Shepherd) sassychefskitchen@gmail.com

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