Summer Begins by Taking Action for World Refugee Day!

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June marks the beginning of summer for many of us, but it also marks the start of another significant event for the Courageous Kitchen and many refugee communities across the globe. Every year in mid-June, several organizations host what has been declared as ‘Refugee Week’, with June 20th serving as the week’s capstone — this year will commemorate the 20th Annual World Refugee Day! As we join in the double-decade…

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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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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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