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Women in Hospitality to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2024

Women in Hospitality to Celebrate International Women's Day 2024 -  SAN PELLEGRINO - TRAVELINDEX - TOP25RESTAURANTS.comBangkok, Thailand, February 22, 2024 / TRAVELINDEX / Banyan Tree Bangkok is pleased to present Women in Hospitality 2024 (WIH), an exciting global food and beverage forum set to captivate guests in Bangkok from Thursday, February 29th, to Friday, March 8th, 2024. The event promises an unparalleled experience with a charitable spirit to support women and inspire inclusion, donating 30% of the event’s revenue to the Halfway Home for Women Foundation.

Prepare to embark on an enticing journey featuring a unique mastery series, including engaging masterclasses, bartender takeovers, and an exclusive chef’s table collaboration. The event will bring together an array of acclaimed female food and beverage personalities from Thailand and beyond, dedicated to promoting and empowering women in food, beverage, and hospitality. Highlighting the WIH2024 experience is a remarkable eight-hand dinner aboard the river cruise.

On March 7th, guests will indulge in a culinary spectacle with “8-Hand Women in Gastronomy,” crafted by acclaimed chefs, including Michelin-starred Chef Saki Hoshino of Nawa, Chef Som of Som’s Table, Chef Sasha from Hybrid Restaurant, and Chef Renu from our very own Saffron Signature Thai Restaurant. The eight-course dinner will be expertly paired with an exceptional sake selection by sake expert Naoko from BB&B, ensuring an elevated dining experience. The two-storey cruise offers an alfresco floating bar ‘Moon Deck’ on the upper level and a secluded air-conditioned dining saloon on the lower level, where guests revel in the exclusively crafted tasting menu revolving around seasonal and local Thai ingredients.

In addition to the culinary delights, WIH2024 presents an extraordinary lineup of Women in Mixology takeovers. Kicking off on March 1st is Shatabi Basu, India’s first female bartender, showcasing her innovative cocktail creations, while on March 2nd, the renowned wine produce Penfolds will take centre stage, featuring a vibrant wine tasting experience accompanied by upbeat entertainment from a female DJ. The lineup continues until March 8th, with Monkey Shoulder taking over the night and closing up the forum with exciting notes.

Be a part of one of the most anticipated events of the year, filled with excitement, exquisite mastery, and heartfelt giving. Join us to celebrate the skills and compassion of Women in Hospitality, and make a meaningful impact to our community.

For more information and reservations, please call 02 679 1200 or email:

The event lineup:
• February 29th — Spirit of Asia Masterclass by Shatabi Basu
• March 1st — Inspirador Takeover with Shatabi Basu at Moon Bar
• March 2nd — Penfolds Takeover at Saffron Sky Garden
• March 3rd —Jameson Takeover with Moa Chadcha at Moon Bar
• March 4th — EcoSpirits Takeover with Nam Saowanee at Moon Bar
• March 5th — Giffard Takeover with Pei Liu and Green Liu at Moon Bar
• March 6th — Tanqueray Takeover with at Aly Lorenzo at Moon Bar
• March 7th — The 8-Hand Women in Gastronomy offering eight-course tasting menu aboard Saffron
Cruise at THB 5,200 net per person inclusive of sake pairing. Exclusive aperitivo at Vertigo TOO from
4.30 – 5.30 pm. The Saffron Cruise will embark from River City Pier at 6.30 pm.
• March 8th — Monkey Shoulder Takeover with Melody Joy Lim at Moon Bar