Welcome Team Thailand to Young Chef Olympiad

Thai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisine in the world. In 2011, seven of Thailand’s popular dishes made it to the list of the “World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers’ Pick)”— a worldwide online poll of 35,000 people by CNN International. Thailand had more dishes on the list than any other country. They were tom yam goong (4th), pad Thai (5th), som tam (6th), massaman curry (10th), green curry (19th), Thai fried rice (24th) and moo nam tok (36th).

Popular Thai Cuisine

Popular Cuisine

  • Tom Yam Goong
  • Pad Thai
  • Kuay Tiew (Noodle Soup)
  • Som Tam
  • Gai Med Ma Moung (Chicken Cashew Nuts)
  • Geng Kheaw Wan Gai (Green Curry Chicken)
  • Tom Kha Gai
  • Massaman Curry
  • Kao Phad

Popular Beverage

  • Thai Iced Tea
  • Thai Coffee
  • Thai Beer
  • Thai Whiskey
  • Thai Red Bull

Popular Dessert

  • Sangkhaya Fak Thong
  • Khanom Tokyo
  • Luk Chup
  • I-dtim Mat Phrao
  • Khao Niao Mamuang

About Young Chef Olympiad

Young Student Chefs from 67+ nations after getting selected from different colleges from 67+ nations, will fly down to India on 26th January (67th republic day for India) to represent their country in a cook-off that will last 4 days starting 29th January to 1st February. The results will be collated and the Grand Finale is scheduled on Monday 1st February 2015 at Kolkata.

Young Chef Olympiad Team for Thailand


Student Chef: Anthika Muenpakdee


College: Kasem Bundit University


Hosting Team: IIHM Kolkata

About Young Chef Anthika Muenpakdee


My name is Anthika Muenpakdee. I’m interested in cooking since I was a kid; I remember that when our family made food we were very happy. When I grown up I was always asking my mom to assist her in the kitchen to do all kind of works such as preparing raw materials and ingredients. I tried to remember all techniques, tricks and tips of cooking from various cooks not only from our family but, also from other family as well.
“Practice make perfect” I keep it on my mind, after I gained more and more skills finally my mom let me cooked by myself but, she still look after me. I was very proud that I can make foods for family’s members; it was very fun and happiness to make foods for everyone from then and now.
I believe that foods are a major factor for life, without it’s we could die. Anyway, making the same foods from time to time is bored me, so I try to created new menu with my own ideas. For me choosing raw materials is the most important thing because the fresh materials will enhance the taste and the quality of foods.
Cooking is my inspiration to choose to study at Kasem Bundit University, majoring in hotel management. Here I have a chance to do what I love and also to earn more knowledge and skills that would suit me in the near future.

About the participating college


Kasem Bundit University was founded after a series of educational establishment by a team of educational administrators with prior experiences in primary and secondary educational administration. In 1960, Kasem Phithaya School was established in 1960, offering classes from Prathom 1 to Matayom 6. Later on in 1968, Kasem Polytechnic College was founded, offering classes from Certificate in Vocational Education (Cert. Voc), Diploma in Vocational Education (Dip. Voc), and Diploma in Technology (Dip. Voc.), with various majors ranging from Business Administration, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Banking, Marketing, Secretarianship to Computer Science. With idealism and determination to take a further step in establishing tertiary education, they eventually founded “Kasem Bundit College” on February 24th, 1987.
In 1987, Kasem Bundit College offered Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration and in Laws with 97 students in the first year. With determination of university management to elevate education, they continuously offered more degrees in diverse field of education. In 1993, Ministry of Education in Thailand granted approval for “Kasem Bundit College” to be advance to “Kasem Bundit University”.
Currently, the University has a student body of more than 10,000 including over 500 graduate students and a high caliber full-time faculty supplemented by a large number of part-time instructors representing relevant business and industrial circles in addition to those from governmental sectors.
All programs offered at Kasem Bundit University are approved by Office of The Higher Education Commission in Thailand. Degrees conferred include bachelor degrees, master degree, and doctoral degree, both Thai programs (instructed in Thai) and International Program (instruct in English).

The Country's Culinary World

  • Top Chefs
    • McDang
  • Top Colleges
    • Mahidol University International College
    • Vatel Bangkok International School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
    • Kasem Bundit University

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