Soneva KiriSoneva KiriCulinaryCulinaryChef
From July 7, 2023 to July 18, 2023
A talented chef and restaurateur from New Zealand, Jane Alty opened The Begging Bowl in London over ten years ago. Her focus on using genuine Thai ingredients and techniques, paired with carefully sourced wines and unique cocktails, allowed her to introduce a true taste of Thai cuisine to a curious and dedicated public. Jane’s passion for Asian food led her to become the Executive Chef for Thai restaurant group Chaiyo Restaurants, where she currently oversees a collection of ambitious restaurants, each focusing on a specific region in Thailand. In June 2023, she will be opening a Northern Thai restaurant at the iconic Battersea Power Station in London, adding to the Chaiyo Restaurants collection and giving more people the opportunity to taste the incredible flavours of Thailand.
Despite her formal training, Jane attributes many of the invaluable secrets she has learned to her time spent with Thai relatives on the outskirts of Bangkok. She is committed to sharing her passion for Thai cuisine and cooking with the wider world and is continuously looking for ways to help people understand the complexities and subtleties of the food she has fallen in love with. Jane has created a successful training ground for many incredible chefs, earning her a spot in the top 100 influential women in hospitality.
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