Frontliners get Michelin star meals

Medical frontliners are probably the most essential groups in combatting Covid-19. These individuals tirelessly work day and night, which has sparked communities in Thailand to support our heroes. 

Some have even created platforms that help other community members give back to medical personnel. For example, Ms. Panchana Vanasathein founded Food For Fighters, an initiative that partners with restaurants to provide meals for our champions as well as other communities decimated by Covid-19.

Their most recent campaign is the Food For Fighters: 7 Chefs Project, where seven respected chefs from Bangkok’s Michelin-starred restaurants cooked high quality meals for those in need and frontliners.

Let’s see what delicious meals they whipped up for the community. 

Locals giving out free food:

Food For Fighters: 7 Chefs Project

Frontliners Get Free Michelin Star Meals By Dedicated Chefs In “Food For Fighters” ProjectMeal distribution at Thammasat University Field Hospital
Image credit: Food For Fighters

On 29th May 2021, participants in the Food For Fighters: 7 Chefs Project managed to cook and deliver 700 meals. The chefs worked all day to produce meals for those in need using ingredients donated by generous farms and locals. 

Recipients included those in field hospitals, Covid-19 hotspots like Khlong Toey and prison facilities. 

Frontliners Get Free Michelin Star Meals By Dedicated Chefs In “Food For Fighters” ProjectImage credit: Food For Fighters

The original goal was to cook 100 lunches for those who’ve been largely impacted by the pandemic. Although, thanks to the volunteers’ dedication and diligence, Food For Fighters was able to exceed that goal by 600. 

Michelin star chefs making a difference

Frontliners Get Free Michelin Star Meals By Dedicated Chefs In “Food For Fighters” ProjectImage credit: Food For Fighters

Each chef cooked a different dish for the project. Here are some of their names, which you may recognise, along with their creations:

  1. Khun Thaninthorn Chantrawan from Chim by Siam Wisdom – ​Steamed Rice with Taro and Chicken Stew with Truffle Oil 
  2. Khun Andy Yang from Table 38 – Pad Thai 
  3. Khun Thitid Tassanakajohn from Baan Restaurant – Grilled Pork Neck with Rice 
  4.  Khun Nick Nutthapol Pavapaiboon from Wang Hinghoi – Chicken Burger with Salads 
  5. Khun David Thompson from Aksorn – Fried Chicken with Coconut Rice
  6. Khun Jutamas Theantae from Karmakamet Conveyance – Fried Mackerel with Shrimp Paste Sauce with Rice and Chicken Biryani with Rice 
  7. Khun Srirat Sripinyo from Sri Trat Restaurant – Pork Stew with Cha Muang Leaves with Rice

Food For Fighters mentioned that the recipients were thankful to receive any type of assistance, and that some were even in tears.

Like with any campaign, knowing that their efforts has brightened someone’s day is enough of a success indicator.

Volunteering at Food For Fighters

If this story has inspired you to help, Food For Fighters is always welcoming new volunteers. 

They’re open to all types of support. Whether it’s helping in loading and unloading donations, packing goodie bags, cooking lunch boxes, or even monetary contributions.

You can find out more about them on the Food For Fighters Facebook page

You have the power to help

Covid-19 has caused many to become more vulnerable. However, communities have banded together to help ease the burdens of others, showing that any act of kindness is greatly appreciated. 

If you have the power and ability to assist those who need help during this period, they’ll be extremely grateful for your help.

Food For Fighters Centre
Address: Phayathai Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: 8AM – 5PM Daily
Nearest Train Station: BTS National Stadium
Telephone: +66-9-2645-5464
Website | Google Maps

Cover images adapted from: Food For Fighters

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