An Eye Opening Kitchen Exchange with the Top Chefs at Bangkok’s Marriott Hotel

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We’re excited to share the latest fun activity between our junior chefs and the super chefs over at Bangkok’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. If you’re unfamiliar, the hotel is one the largest in the region and they often play host to the internal conferences and other activities for the brand. The hotel chefs recently invited our Courageous Kitchen students to participate in a family lunch event they were organizing for the…

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Meet the Talented Stars Behind Our Soul Sunday Fundraiser!

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This Sunday in Bangkok we’re helping to host a funky get together of some of Bangkok’s most soulful musicians! The fun evening includes performances by international and local artists, a special guest mixologist, and delicious food at local bar and creative space, Whiteline.  Proceeds from ticket sales, and a portion of bar sales, will be donated toward providing food, hygiene products, and financial assistance to the children and families languishing…

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Celebrating the APIA Festival in Sacramento with Healthy Thai Recipes

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At the end of April, the Courageous Kitchen team took a break from our Thai cooking classes in San Diego, to travel to Northern Cali for our first activity in Sacramento. The occasion was to collaborate with Sacramento State University’s Full Circle Project in celebration of the Asian and Pacific Islander Awareness Festival. The APIA Fest is a yearly event coinciding with Asian Pacific Heritage Month, and we were invited to…

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Rice Farmer to Aspiring Chef, Live Alina Xiong Interview

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If you’ve taken one of a cooking classes since we began our small social enterprise in Bangkok, you will have no doubt met Alina. She’s the friendly young cooking trainee who has worked her way into becoming our main instructor. If you’re a fan of our version of pad thai, Thai basil, or other popular recipes, she is likely the one to blame! She works hard before guests arrive: researching…

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Interview: Behind the Lao Food Movement’s Chef Seng Luangrath

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We recently invited our fans and supporters to send in questions for Chef Seng Luangrath of restaurants Thip Khao DC and Padaek. Courageous Kitchen’s own Christy Innouvong, our Thai-Laotian team member, sat down for an intimate conversation about food, family, and her transition from early life in a Thai refugee camp to first settling in the United States.  Chef Seng’s food journey is unconventional, unpretentious, and almost unknown to most of…

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