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Satongun is Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018

Bongkoch ‘Bee’ Satongun, chef, Paste restaurant, Bangkok, has been named elit Vodka Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018.

Satongun is set be presented with her award at a ceremony for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, on March 27 in Macao. The 50 Best, supported by elit Vodka, is committed to highlighting inspirational women who demonstrate a progressive vision for gastronomy, selected by an influential group of 300 leaders across Asia.

Striking a balance between tradition and innovation, Satongun reinterprets traditional Thai cuisine in a modern context, combining ancient and contemporary techniques alongside surprising twists. Accepting the honour, Satongun said, “My dream has always been to introduce the world to an elevated version of Thai cuisine. While I am shocked to receive this award, it inspires me for the future.”