28 July 2011, PHUKET – Proud Co-Sponsor of the 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek, leading kitchen appliance supplier Franke Kitchen Systems (Thailand), celebrated their worldwide 100-year anniversary by organising a VIP cocktail party and the 'Franke Yacht Chefs' Cooking Challenge', amongst other activities, at the award-winning regatta.
Held during Six Senses Phuket Raceweek at Evason Phuket & Bon Island, Franke (Thailand) hosted an exclusive cocktail party for the Island's leading architects, interior designers, real estate developers, clients and friends. All joined in the 100 year celebrations as Franke (Thailand) showcased their kitchen appliances and new product lines.
The following day, Franke (Thailand) held the 'Franke Yacht Chefs' Cooking Challenge', a first for Thailand. A competition to test the culinary prowess of Yacht Chefs, prizes in excess of 100,000 baht were on offer.
One hundred ingredients were divided amongst the chefs, each of whom had to cook a specific dish – a surprise announced just before the competition start – in the time allocated. Celebrity Thai Chefs, Chef Fang and Chef Faifoo from the well known Thai TV show “Krua INDY” on Channel 5, opened with a cooking demonstration and were on hand to assist with the judging.
As the countdown clock timed out, dishes went to the judges for considering. After deliberation, the prizes were presented at an evening cocktail party at Evason Phuket & Bon Island, venue for the regatta and the competition.
In first place was Mrs. Nantida Bosch who won 20,000 baht and a Franke induction hob PIN 320 (retail value 26,900 baht); second place was Ms. Saowapa Phumsombat who received 15,000 baht and a Franke oven FS 52 MXS (retail value 14,990 baht); and third place was won by Mr. Yongyut Yaowarin who received 10,000 baht and a Franke gas hob FCH 80 3G Glass (retail value 8,990 baht).
Winners were presented their prizes at a lavish cocktail party that evening.