The 2021 Michelin Guide Thailand will include two new awards and a new distinction that inspire young chefs, better service and environmental sustainability.
Tourism Authority of Thailand Gov. Yuthasak Supasorn announced the new portfolio of accolades at a news conference with Michelin Guide executives.
“The three new Michelin Guide accolades will serve as an inspiration for chefs, restaurant professionals and entrepreneurs, to be dedicated in developing themselves and operating with environmental sustainability in mind, as well as a morale booster for them to overcome challenges along the road to their goal and success,” he said.
Scheduled to be released at the end of this year, the 2021 guide will be giving the Michelin Guide Young Chef Award to a young starred chef with exceptional talent and great potential, and the Michelin Guide Service Award to a restaurant personality, who has a genuine passion for service in making all customers feel special and enjoy a truly wonderful dining experience.
Meanwhile, its brand-new distinction, the Michelin green star will be given to one or more restaurants that outstandingly embody and embrace sustainability in the day-to-day operations; such as, recycling, food waste reduction, or promotion of local and seasonal ingredient sourcing.
Winners of these awards will be selected based on research and data collected from the Michelin Guide inspectors’ fieldwork.
“These two new awards and a new distinction show that our recognition goes beyond the search for the best quality food,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director for Michelin Guides. “Our inspectors are more than eager to train the spotlight on the talent and commitment of restaurant teams, who put all their passion and know-how to create unforgettable gastronomic experiences.”