Self-taught Bangkok chef named Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018

6th February, 2018 by Natalie Wang

Bongkoch ‘Bee’ Satongun, chef of Paste restaurant in Bangkok, has been named elit Vodka Asia’s Best Female Chef 2018, for her well defined traditional Thai cuisine, making her the latest addition to the 17 female chefs from around the world who have won the award

A self-taught chef, Satongun honed her culinary skills while working in her family’s local restaurant. Since opening the original Paste in 2013 with her Australian-born chef husband Jason Bailey, Satongun has made a name for herself with her use of centuries-old royal Thai recipes and rare ingredients.

The couple opened the current incarnation of Paste in Bangkok’s luxury shopping mall Gaysorn Village in 2015 and it was awarded a Michelin star in Bangkok’s inaugural Michelin Guide as well.

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