Unilever Food Solutions offers lessons for Pattaya chefs

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Unilever Food Solutions gave Pattaya-area chefs of its “Chefmanship Academy,” a one-day lesson on cosmopolitan cuisine.

Jiraroj Navanukroh, the company’s executive sous chef in Bangkok, and fellow executive chef Haikal Johari demonstrated the cooking of four cosmopolitan dishes at the Dusit Thani Hotel Oct. 2. The head of Unilever’s in-house chef team, Boonthan Santiwananont, has previously worked as executive chef at the Dusit.

Executive chefs Jiraroj Navanukroh (3rd right) and Haikal Johari (4th right) give their thumbs up approval to the program. Executive chefs Jiraroj Navanukroh (3rd right) and Haikal Johari (4th right) give their thumbs up approval to the program.

Unilever, which operates a full Chefmanship Academy in the Philippines and Europe, offered the “Chefmanship Showcase” in Thailand to inform Pattaya-area chefs about new cuisine trends, focusing on fusion meals that combine ingredients, techniques and spices from across cultures.

“Unilever has learned that that consumers have the tendency to try new food and tourism ideas that are interesting,” marketing executive Theeravee Jiravong said. “The Cosmopolitan food trend is popular in major foreign countries, which is beneficial to Pattaya and Thailand since this food trend will be publicized far and wide and can attract tourists liking variety and new experiences during their vacation.”