The Women in Gastronomy (WIG) event at The Sukhothai Bangkok brings together top-rated female chefs—both international and local
The Women in Gastronomy (WIG) food forum, taking place at The Sukhothai Bangkok on March 8th, will showcase an array of acclaimed female chefs—both from Thailand and beyond. And the fact that this empowering event takes place on International Women’s Day will lend it even more matronly magnitude.
The concept behind this one-of-a-kind culinary event is to bring together some 15 top-rated female chefs from around the world for a full-day conference that will feature speeches, presentations, and interactive panel discussions. The gathering will also double as a long-format gourmet luncheon, in which several of the guest chefs will present one dish each for guests to taste, and then tell a story around the concept behind that dish. All the participating chefs have had their respective restaurants recognized globally, and all have a unqiue story to tell from a female perspective.
Some of the illustrious kitchen talent already confirmed to appear includes: Ana Ros from Hisa Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia (she currently holds the title of ‘World’s Best Female Chef’); Cristina Bowerman from the Michelin-starred Glass Hosteria in Rome, Italy; and Martina Caruso from the Michelin-starred Hotel Signum on Salina Island, Italy.
The scheduled day-long roster of events begins at 9:30am with registration, welcome remarks, and a keynote speech from Ana Ros. After a networking break things continue with a cooking demonstration at Celadon restaurant, followed by a panel discussion and presentation entitled ‘Driving Gender Equality in Kitchens’. Next up is a series of special luncheon talks, with each chef doing a story telling and tasting presentation. More guest speakers will deliver words of wisdom, followed by a second networking break, and a cooking demonstration at La Scala restaurant. After the final preceedings and closing remarks there will be a cocktail mixer reception at The Zuk Bar from 6pm to 7pm. There conference attendees will have a chance to meet and greet with all of the guest chefs.
Tickets for WIG are priced at B3,500 per person, and include all conference activities, the full-day luncheon (15 courses!) and cocktails. For more information just log on to www.womeningastronomy.asia. Seats can be reserved in advance by calling 02 286 7821, or by emailing to: [email protected].
This not-to-be-missed foodie event is presented in collaboration with Gastronauts Asia, the S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Fine Dining Lovers Series, Turkish Airlines, Bangkok 101 magazine, and The Sukhothai Bangkok.