Sala Baï Hotel School prepares to welcome five international chefs to Siem Reap for a fundraising Gala Dinner at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort.

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort will welcome five renowned chefs to Siem Reap in May to raise funds for Sala Baï Hotel School. The event will showcase the very best of hospitality as students join with industry professionals both in the kitchen and Sofitel ballroom to demonstrate their impressive culinary skills. Guests will be treated to an explosion of flavours with each chef crafting their own dish for the five-course menu which will see local ingredients fused with international flavours. Renowned Executive Chef Joannès Rivière of Cuisine Wat Damnak will coordinate the four other international chefs coming from all over Asia.

It is the first time that Sala Baï will present such a large event in Siem Reap, described by Sala Baï Director Philippe Bes as “a unique gastronomic and social happening to celebrate the school’s 15th anniversary with the Sala Baï friends’ community including some alumni in one of our major Hospitality partner’s venue”. During the past 14 years of operation the school has educated over 1300 students from impoverished families, enabling them to achieve economic independence and improve their family life conditions. Research has indicated that vocational training is one of the fastest and most efficient ways of fighting poverty and human trafficking.

Pascal Tadin, General Manager of the Sofitel Resort echoed the commitment of AccorHotels to support such valuable community initiatives. “We have long had a strong and valued partnership with Sala Baï, providing students with the opportunity to gain work experience within a luxury hotel setting” Tadin said. “It is only natural that we open our doors to host this dinner which will enable the continued operation of Sala Baï to provide hospitality education to thousands of underprivileged young Cambodians”.

The Five Star Charity Dinner will be held on Saturday 27th May at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort. Further details will be announced shortly.