RIS Class of ’96 alumna May Pataravarin Timkul is most widely recognized as a Thai model and award-winning actress who has enjoyed a lengthy career in the entertainment industry since the late nineties. However, these days, you’re more likely to find her commanding a state-of-the-art kitchen with apron and chef hat in tow than on a movie set or strutting down the catwalk.   

May is revitalized as Chef May, fully pursuing her long-time passion for cooking and putting her skills as a meat specialist of 18 years to good use to the delight of local foodies everywhere.  Over the holiday season, Chef May hosted an exclusive ‘Meat Lover’ Chef Table series which even featured an RIS-alumni-only edition. RIS ‘Meat Lover’ guests included alumni from the Class of 1994 and the Class of 1996.

The ‘Meat Lover’ Chef Table events saw Chef May preparing premium-imported Angus and wagyu beef dishes using a unique combination of Thai-French techniques pulled together by the finest of ingredients.  For the exclusive RIS ‘Meat Lover’ dinner held at Escape Thonglor on December 18, 2018, Chef May served up a lavish menu that included beef carpaccio, bone marrow with fried Brie with apple chutney, deconstructed French onion soup, wagyu beef with garlic ponzu, crusted racks of lamb, grilled T-bone steaks, and chocolate Baked Alaska desserts. 

For more updates on Chef May’s exclusive dinner events, visit her official Facebook page, Chef May Thailand, at: http://facebook.com/chefmaythailand