Executive chef Tummanoon Punchun

Executive Chef Tummanoon Punchun Summary

Executive Chef Tummanoon Punchun graduated from the European Food Program of the Hotel & Tourism Training College.

His extensive on the job training began at the Bangsan Beach Resort and the Siam Lodge Group Hotel in Chonburi before moving to the Phuket Merlin Hotel.

Chef Punchun joined The Boathouse in 1988 and with continued training at sister properties The Phuket Yacht Club in Nai Harn and The Ban Boran Hotel in Chiang Mai, he rose quickly to the position of Sous-Chef in 1990.

In 1992, he became Executive Chef of the former Samui Euphoria Resort. During a two year period he participated in his first overseas food promotion, demonstrating Thai cuisine and holding his first Thai cooking lessons in Malaysia.

In 1994 Chef Punchun returned to The Boathouse as Executive Chef. He started The Boathouse Cooking Classes that summer, mainly as a way of attracting low-season guests. Very quickly however, the Boathouse Culinary Weekend Workshop established itself as one of the most popular Thai cooking schools in the country, praised by critics in such publications as the Times of London, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Chef Tummanoon has since been sharing the secrets of great Thai cooking with other professional and amateur Thai food enthusiasts from around the globe for well over a decade and in 1999 he published his recipes in the Boathouse Cookbook.

In the period from ’95 to ’97 Chef was invited to Switzerland thrice to hold Thai Cooking Classes and Food Promotions with the Swiss Chefs’ Association. He presented Thai cuisine and cookery for Pan-Asian Food Promotions. While in Switzerland, Chef took the opportunity to enroll in courses on Hotel Hospitality in Lucerne in ’97 and following this, traveled to Nuremberg, Germany to participate in a city sponsored Thai Week Food Promotion. The same year Khun Tummanoon held Thai Food and Cooking Classes, sponsored by the Singapore-Netherlands Association, in Singapore and in Jakarta, where he continued training the local staff in Thai cooking.

Already an accomplished Chef of French cuisine, Chef polishes his skills regularly during stays in France at several prestigious Châteaux of the noted Grand Etapes Françaises Group, Château De Gilly, De l’Ile and Le Prieuré, De Divonne and Les Mas D’Artigny. Over the years, numerous appearances as Guest Chef and participation in Thai cooking exhibitions in Asia and Europe made Chef Punchun one of the most sought after Chefs in Thailand and prove his established position as an expert Gourmet Chef.

Contact Executive Chef Tummanoon Punchun:
Boathouse Wine & Grill at Mom Tri's Boathouse
Kata Beach, Phuket 83000 Thailand
Phone: 076 330 015
Fax: 076 330 561
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