As the heat of April’s summer bore down, the COVID-19 crisis was reaching its peak in Thailand. Doctors, nurses, and medical staff were fighting hard to stop the disease from spreading, while restaurants had to temporarily close their doors to play their part in combating the epidemic.
MICHELIN Guide Thailand joined the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to support and encourage medical personnel with “Thailand Together”. The programme brought meals to nine hospitals from 19 restaurants recognised in the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2020. The restaurants contributed their superb skills and artistry to create delicious dishes for the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff as a show of appreciation and thanks for their tremendous dedication and efforts to help keep everyone safe and healthy during this crisis.
MICHELIN Guide Thailand and TAT delivered delicious, freshly prepared meals, following the highest safety and hygiene standards every step of the way, from each restaurant. All were recipients of either Two MICHELIN Stars, One MICHELIN Star, The Plate, or a Bib Gourmand in the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2020, announced in 2019.
The restaurants that joined force and sent tasty dishes included Sorn and R-Haan, two Thai restaurants awarded Two MICHELIN Stars. One MICHELIN Star restaurants included Saawaan, Saneh Jaan, Chim by Siam Wisdom, and Upstairs. Those with The Plate were Sri Trat, Je Ngor (Sukhumvit 20), Somtum Der (Si Lom), Baan, and Supanniga Eating Room. And Bib Gourmand restaurants comprised The Local, Thai Niyom, Klang Suan, 100 Mahaseth, Polo Fried Chicken (Soi Polo), Poon Lert Room (Phlapphla Chai intersection), and Eat Pad Thai.
The “Thailand Together” project distributed 2,000 boxed meals to nine hospitals: Rajavithi Hospital, Ramathibodi Hospital, Phramongkutklao Hospital, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Vajira Hospital, Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital, Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, Pranangklao Hospital, and Thammasat University Hospital.
This delectable delivery operation supported and promoted restaurants while bolstering and boosting morale among medical workers, all of whom are battling COVID-19 together.