The Nautilus Maldives To Highlight Modern Thai Cuisine With Visiting Chef Tam This May

The Nautilus Maldives To Highlight Modern Thai Cuisine With Visiting Chef Tam This May

Tuesday 18th of April 2023

Ultra-luxe property, The Nautilus Maldives is preparing to host an inspiring culinary residency this May with visiting Chef, Chudaree ‘Tam’ Debkhakam. Facilitated under its diverse and creative ‘Art of Bohemia’ brand series, Chef Tam will be helming the kitchens at The Nautilus Maldives from May 6-11th taking guests on a culinary voyage through Southeast Asia. The flavours of modern Thai cuisine will be the main highlight of the event brought and presented to guests in the fine dining style.

Hailing from the Baan Tepa Culinary Space, Chef Tam is renowned for her artistic vision and distinctive interpretation of Thai cuisine. Redefining the horizons of modern Thai cuisine, she is esteemed for seamlessly blending traditional Thai flavours with unconventional cooking methods, while experimenting with various combinations of local and international ingredients. Additionally, Chef Tam is also passionate about sustainable farming and puts emphasis on integrating fresh organic produce into her culinary creations.

Zeytoun Restaurant

During her residency at the Bohemian hideaway in the Indian Ocean, Chef Tam will delight guests with her delectable dishes at turndown during the Nautilus Rising Cocktail Hour. Gourmands can look forward to savouring pleasantly surprising creations curated by Chef Tam, rolled out in equally unique presentations. The crème de la crème of her visit will be the sumptuous five-course dinner experience for guests hosted at Nautilus’s signature restaurant, Zeytoun. Here, Chef Tam will highlight her signature dishes blowing the minds and tantalizing the tastebuds with iconic bites and indulgences.

Chef Tam first hit the spotlight after winning Season 1 of Top Chef Thailand in 2017. As the first holder of the title and the youngest competitor in the tournament, she quickly became a buzz in the local culinary scene, earning her tremendous public acclaim and tagging her as Thailand’s next rising star. Following this accomplishment, Chef Tam travelled around the world, cooking and captivating the attention of global food audiences with modern Thai cuisine. Now, the chef and owner of Michelin-starred Baan Tepa - a fine-dining restaurant located on farmland that boasts local ingredients, sustainability and culinary creativity – she has not wavered from her commitment to sustainable food concepts and culinary experimentations which led her to fame in the early days.

Speaking about Chef Tam’s approach and how it resonates with The Nautilus vision, the General Manager of The Nautilus Maldives, Andre Miethig commented “With her background in farm-driven cuisine and her nutrition knowledge, Chef Tam’s cooking focuses on responsibly grown and local produce. Her insights into sustainable food concepts are crucial to The Nautilus as we begin our journey to cultivating our organic garden at our closeby private island. What’s more, her passion for creative gastronomy, traditional Thai flavours and a modern flare resonates with our ‘Art of Bohemia’ concept, which enriches our guest experience and celebrates life’s greatest gifts through activities that emphasise a passion for self-expression, a taste for elegance and a touch of trademark whimsy.”