Chef Tam CHUDAREE DEBHAKAM: the very first winner of Top Chef Thailand
- Modern Thai chef
- Using sustainable ingredients (local and organic).
- Winner of Top chef Thailand
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Tam Chudaree Debhakam, 25, is the first Top Chef Thailand having been the youngest in the competition. Top Chef is a US. reality television series featuring chefs competing against each other in various culinary challenges brought over by channel One31.
After graduating from The International Culinary Center in New York City, Tam worked for Dan Barber at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York (currently number 11 on the Worlds 50 best restaurant list) for two years. The restaurant is renowned for its sustainable food concept being located on farm land the menu showcases organic fresh produce. With her background in farm driven cuisine combined with her knowledge in nutrition, Chef Tam’s cooking focuses on organic, local Thai produce, with some traditional Thai flavours and modern American flare.
Chudaree Debhakam (Tam), the very first winner of Top Chef Thailand, knows to make it to the very top, you need passion and drive as well as skill.
Many of us have big ambitions in life. But when we actually try to achieve them, they can turn out to be too much of a challenge. In order to make it to the very top, you need passion and drive as well as skill. Chudaree Debhakam (Tam), the very first winner of Top Chef Thailand, knows this well. Her victory is reward for years of hard work and sacrifice.
Top Chef Thailand is a thrilling TV cooking competition that features 15 professional chefs and food experts from around the kingdom. In order to test the competitors’ ability to perform under pressure, the show features three challenges — the Quickfire Challenge, the Elimination Challenge and the Elimination Quickfire Challenge. In the end, it was the 24-year-old Tam who most impressed the experts with her culinary creations and calmness under pressure.
She got one Michelin star at her restaurant Baan Tepak in Bangkok in 2022.