2021 Media Kit

Thailand dining scene bags more culinary stars

Thailand’s 2021 culinary scene has become more star-studded as select dining establishments across Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Phang-Nga received awards from the 2021 Michelin Guide Thailand.
Gwendal Poullennec, international director of Michelin Guides said the selection reflects the courage and resilience of chefs that have given their best to face this unprecedented crisis. He added: “During this tough period, the desire of our Michelin Guide team to keep on encouraging and supporting Thailand's culinary scene is stronger than ever."
The 2021 edition features 299 dining establishments, including six restaurants rated with two-stars, 22 one-star dining establishments, 106 Bib Gourmand, and 165 Michelin Plate eateries. Aside from launching the guide’s latest Thailand edition, it also created new award categories such as the Michelin Green Star, Guide Young Chef Award, and Guide Service Award.
Poullennec explained that while the pandemic's impact creates new norms in the food industry, many chefs and restaurants in Thailand tend to focus more on the environment and sustainability. Thus, they made the new Green Star award category.
“We are particularly proud to introduce the Green Star, highlighting exemplary establishments at the forefront of the sustainable gastronomy approach,” he said.
On the other hand, the Young Chef Award and the Service Awards recognise the work and involvement of contributors in the sector.
“In other words, an entire ecosystem which impacts the overall dining experience,” Poullennec concluded.

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