On October 9th, top chefs from Bangkok came together to raise money for the Courageous Kitchen at the W Hotel’s House on Sathorn. The event called Courageous Bangkok brought together the chefs in a benefit for Courageous Kitchen, which saw each restaurant provide special drinks and food. The event included the following restaurants:

The Oyster Bar
The House on Sathorn
Little Beast
Crab & Claw

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Lobster & Oyster
Le Du
Luca Cesarini
Blair Mathieson

The nearly 130 year old house and former Russian embassy was a beautiful venue, the band “The Drivers” were rocking, and all the hard work that went into making this an awesome event from our hosts, sponsors, and participating restaurants was humbling. The event was part of larger initiative coming to Bangkok that aims encourage responsible and sustainable lifestyles among local consumers, starting with sustainable food. In addition to the restaurants on hand, there were representatives from Big Trees encouraging people to make pledges not to contribute to pollution, and Scholars of Sustenance explaining their plans to promote composting and food rescue throughout the city.

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Our Courageous Kitchen students also stepped up by supporting the chefs and kitchen teams preparing and serving food. The were responsible for both simple tasks such a distributing utensils, and more complex tasks such as plating and garnishing dishes prepared for guests. Funds raised at the event will be used to continue to improve our cooking space, safety equipment, and to provide all the needed supplies on into 2017. Thank you to everyone who participated in any way during the event and we hope there will be many more happenings to share with you in the future!

Photos by volunteer photographer Kelly Tobias. For more photos from the event, be sure to visit the Courageous Kitchen Facebook Page.


Dwight is director of Courageous Kitchen and a long term expat living in Bangkok, Thailand. A Thai speaker and astute lover of food, he enjoys teaching cooking, and using his passion for food to transform communities.