Former Miss Universe joins 19th Chiang Mai Food Festival
The Chiang Mai Restaurant Club held the 19th Chiang Mai Food Festival at
Laan Muan Jai courtyard of Central Airport Plaza between October 7 and 13.
The festival was presided over by Chiang Mai deputy governor, Thongchai
Wongrianthong. Special guests included Chao Duang Duan Na Chiang Mai who
promoted the Clean Food Good Taste hygiene project, and Miss Universe 2005,
Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova joined the festival.
The former Miss Universe tried her hand at cooking Nam Phrik Ong (tomato
chilli paste). Also launched at the festival was a campaign to encourage
people to eat more vegetables.
The Chiang Mai Food Festival is an annual event now in its 19th year. This
year’s festival was organised to take place before the opening of
International Horticultural Exposition 2006. The festival featured 50 booths
with well-known Chiang Mai restaurants cooking various items from their
menus. Additionally, Chiang Mai Provincial Public health Office in
cooperation with Chiang Mai municipality and the Chiang Mai Restaurant Club
presented Clean Food Good taste certificates to 32 restaurants that had met
hygiene standards set out by the campaign.
32 Chiang Mai restaurants
received Clean Food Good Taste certificates at the 19th Chiang Mai Food
D2hotel Chiang Mai appoints new F&B manager
Vannasont Limprasutr has been appointed as food &
beverage manager for the D2hotel Chiang Mai, a new hotel brand extension of
Dusit Hotels and Resorts.
Limprasutr, new F&B Manager of D2hotel, Chiang Mai.
Vannasont holds a certificate in Food & Beverage from the International
Tourism and Hotel Industry Management School (I-Tim), a diploma in Hotel
Operations from the Dusit Thani College and a certificate IV in
Accommodation Management from Chisholm Institute in Melbourne, Australia.
He possesses extensive experiences in F&B and hotel operations from
having worked at various restaurants and hotels in Thailand, as well as the
USA and Australia. With a solid background in restaurant service and
supervisory skills, Vannasont has occasionally been invited as guest
speaker and trainer for F&B training programs. Most recently, he worked
as Food & Beverage Manager at a resort in Pattaya, prior to returning
to his hometown in Chiang Mai.
Royal costume exhibition held by Bank of Thailand
The Bank of Thailand (BoT), north region, in cooperation with Thammasart
University, has organised an exhibition displaying costumes worn at the
Royal Siamese courts throughout history.
Obua Kruthanoot, senior director of the Bank of Thailand: BoT north region
Obua Kruthanoot, senior director of
BoT, north region, announced that the exhibition will run between October 13
and November 11 and be open to members of the public free of charge. The
exhibition will be held at the BoT north region office on Chotana Road,
Chang Mai-Mae Rim, 1 km from Kuang Sing Intersection (Muang District).
Obua went on to say that the exhibition was in order to honour HM the King
on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his ascension to the throne. The
exhibition hopes to foster an interest amongst members of the public in Thai
history and illustrate how royal dress has changed and developed throughout
history. The opening ceremony featured a special lecture by Ajarn Phaothong
The costumes on display are all on loan from private collectors and include
ceremonial dress worn by King Rama V and Queen Phatcharintra.
Terry Fox run enjoys 10th success
Staff Reporter and Hanni
Andrew Harrison, general manager of Four Seasons Resort, has announced the
result of the tenth Terry Fox event.
over the Finish Line. Sgt. Jirasak Suthichart.
The Terry Fox Run was held at the Chiang Mai 700-Year Stadium on Saturday,
October 8 to raise money for the Cancer Institute of Thailand and to spread
awareness about cancer. This year’s event raised over 590,000 baht for
cancer research with 789 participants attending the event. Proceeds will be
donated to the Oncological (Cancer) Society of Thailand under the Royal
Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The resort also organised a tennis
tournament and garage sale to help raise funds for this very worthy cause.
Although the run is not a competition, the event did reward the first
person to cross the finish line. Sergeant Jirasak Suthichart was presented
with the distinguished Queen’s trophy.
Meanwhile, Hanni Oppel, English and Social Studies teacher at Chiang Mai
International School, reported on her grade 7 English class’s
participation in the run:
“For weeks we have been studying Terry Fox. We have discussed his
courage, his perseverance, and his commitment to friendship. We have
puzzled over his determination to run a marathon every day even though it
was so hard for him to run with a prosthetic leg. We have wept with the
crowds that gathered to hear his story. And we have longed for the chance
to meet him ourselves. Today we have been given a chance to participate in
his dream and raise money for cancer research.
“When the run finally starts, we surge out of the starting line. Each one
of us is racing in hope of a miracle - praying that someday a cure for
cancer might be found. And when we cross the finish line, there is a sense
of accomplishment. We made it. We ran the race, we raised 10,000 baht in
support of our community, and we proved that we too can make a