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MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024 Heralding the Country's Both Existing and New Culinary Excellences

MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024
MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024 award-giving ceremony

Thailand is one of the world's gastronomic Meccas, rich in diverse cuisine and abundant produce and ingredients. Chefs from local and international are here to showcase their craftsmanship and expertise to tantalise diners and patrons near and far. The MICHELIN Guide Thailand, which started in 2017, has expanded over the years, and many restaurants across the country have received recognition. Even in 2024, the guide remains an authoritative source of information for food lovers and enthusiasts.

The respectable guide not only praises restaurants but also individuals in the food and beverage industry and promotes sustainability by awarding mindful, conscious restaurants.

MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024 announcement ceremony occurred at the Ballroom of Capella Bangkok, hotel number 11 on World's 50 Best Hotels 2023. The announcement started with awarding individuals in the food and beverage industry.

MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024
Louise Bourgeois of Chef's Table receiving the MICHELIN Service Award 2024

The MICHELIN Service Award 2024 went to Louise Bourgeois, manager of Chef's Table at Le Bua Bangkok. This award recognises individuals who show exceptional service and hospitality in the restaurant industry. Bourgeois's dedication and hard work in managing Chef's Table have earned her this well-deserved honour.

MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024
Chef Chudaree Debhakam of Baan Tepa receiving the MICHELIN Young Chef Award 2024

Young Thai chef, Chudaree Debhakam aka. Chef Tam of Baan Tepa took home the MICHELIN Young Chef Award in 2024. This award is meant to acknowledge and recognise young chefs with exceptional culinary skills and great potential.

MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024
Witchupol Charoensupaya of NAWA receiving the MICHELIN Opening of the Year Award 2024

The MICHELIN Opening of the Year Award 2024 went to NAWA, a restaurant owned by Witchupol Charoensupaya with the heads of the kitchen, Napol Jantraget aka. Chef Joe and his partner, Saki Hoshino. This award is given to an individual and team for the successful opening of a dining venue over the past 12 months with a creative degustation concept and a cuisine approach that has impacted the local gastronomic scene.

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Thanakorn Bottorff of INNDEE receiving the MICHELIN Sommelier Award 2024

INDDEE's Head Sommelier, Thanakorn Bottorff, has been awarded the MICHELIN Sommelier Award 2024 for his exceptional wine knowledge and for curating a wine list that offers 600 selections, including nearly 60 wines by the glass. The list features a superb combination of classic and esoteric wines, and his meticulous wine-pairing skills provide diners with a smooth and unforgettable experience.

MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024
J'AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain,Haoma,Jampa and Pru receiving MICHELIN Green Star

The announcement continued with the announcement of MICHELIN Green Star. First revealed in 2020, This special star for restaurants at the vanguard of the industry regarding their sustainable practices was introduced into several of the 2021 editions of the Michelin Guide across the world, including Thailand. Bangkok's Haoma and Phuket's Jampa and Pru have all retained their green star status, while J'AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain from Bangkok is a new entry for 2024.

MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024
One-MICHELIN-Starred restaurants 2024

The event announced the restaurants that retained and received One MICHELIN Star for their high-quality cooking and worth stopping. The restaurants that have kept their one-star are 80/20, Aksorn, Blue by Alain Ducasse, Cadence by Dan Bark, Canvas, Chim by Siam Wisdom, Côte by Mauro Colagreco, Elements Inspired by Ciel Bleu, Haoma, IGNIV, Jay Fai, Khao (Ekkamai), Le Du, Le Normandie by Alain Roux, Maison Dunand, Nahm, Potong, Saneh Jaan, Signature, Suan Thip, Sushi Masato and Pru.

The restaurants that received their first one-star are INDDEE, Mia, NAWA, Resonance and Samrub Samrub Thai.

MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024
Two-MICHELIN-Starred restaurants

Lastly, the announcement of restaurants that retained and received Two MICHELIN Stars for their excellent cooking is worth a detour. Maintaining their two-stars are Chef's Table, Mezzaluna, R-Haan, Sorn and Sühring.

Obtaining their first Two MICHELIN Stars are Baan Tepa and Gaa.

Congratulations to all the restaurant and individual award recipients! This year's awards were given to Thai, Japanese, Indian, French, German, and European cuisines. Hopefully, more diverse restaurants and cuisines will be recognised next year.


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