Asia's Best Female Chef Has Just Been Announced
Award season is in full swing and we’re not solely referring to the gold statuettes being handed away in Hollywood. Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants–one of the highly anticipated awards in the Asian culinary scene–just named Thailand’s Bongkuch “Bee” Satongun as Asia’s Best Female Chef for 2018. She follows in the footsteps of last year’s winner May Chow from Hong Kong and our own Margarita Forés, who held the title in 2016.
With no formal training,
“My dream has always been to introduce the world to an elevated version of Thai cuisine,”
The organization that presented her with the title has long been honoring “inspiration and passionate women who demonstrate a progressive vision for gastronomy.” William Drew, group editor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants further explains, “This award represents part of our wider engagement program aiming to promote strong role models who can inspire future generations of cooks. Chef Bee is doing just that with her bold and authentic Thai cooking in one of the world’s greatest food cities.”
She most recently made the news after Paste was awarded a Michelin star last December.