Chudaree Debhakam

Young chef Chudaree Debhakam fell in love with the kitchen and the art of cooking one summer when she was 17 and so began a bright culinary journey. She has already had the opportunity to work with chef Dan Barber at Blue Hill at Stone Barns and now her own career is beginning to take-off. Chudaree admits that being a young woman in a professional kitchen is at times daunting but the challenge only makes her more determined to make it in a male-dominated business. She is constantly trying to better herself and hopes to become a role model for younger women chefs. Recently she has been showcasing local produce and sustainable ingredients and her drive to inspire could be seen when she competed and won in Top Chef Thailand.

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