Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chef McDang

In Jeff's last 6 weeks at Le Cordon Bleu he was able to work at Technique, the restaurant attached to the school. He got to experience every area of the restaurant including cooking, serving, taking reservations, expediting orders and greeting customers as they arrived. While working there he was able to help with several banquets that were held in Technique. One of his favorites was held in honor of Chef Mcdang, one of Thailands leading food experts. It was a great experience for him.

This is what Chef Mcdang's biography says on his website: " ML Sirichalerm Svasti (Chef McDang) is Thailand’s leading food expert, chef and writer. Born into the Thai royal family, McDang completed his early education in the UK and USA and at the Culinary Institute of America, which led to a career as executive chef and restaurant owner and manager that saw him travel from Washington DC to Florida and California. Upon returning to Thailand in 1993, McDang began writing about food and cooking and appeared on TV cooking shows. Sixteen years later, McDang is Thailand’s most famous food expert and a respected ambassador for Thai cuisine. He is the author of several best-selling Thai language cook books, host of the popular weekly TV program, ‘McDang Show’, pens weekly food columns for leading Thai and English-language newspapers, and consults for a number of companies, including Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Siam Winery, and Sodexo. At an international level, McDang has appeared on a number of TV shows and has performed lecture tours in Australia and New Zealand. Each year he is invited to lecture at culinary schools in the USA by Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which he has recently been appointed as an honorary chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu, Las Vegas. It is the notes for these lectures that form the basis of his first English language cook book ‘The Principle of Thai Cookery’, with a dream of having Thailand and Thai cuisine become even better known internationally ."

Jeff and Chef Mcdang

1 comment:

DesertHen said...

Very cool! Great photos!