GLOBAL GASTRONOMY AWARD: A pioneer in culinary anthropology, bringing the past into the future. 

For the 12th year running, the White Guide proudly presents the Global Gastronomy Award. Awarded to a chef or other figure within the world of gastronomy whose effort and vision has made him or her a role model and source of inspiration to others, the prize recognizes individuals who are moving gastronomy forward – and beyond. With Australian-born, Bangkok-based chef David Thompson as its 2018 laureate, the Global Gastronomy Awards will take place in Mexico City on September 23 and 24.

Global Gastronomy Award 2018: DAVID THOMPSON, Bangkok, Thailand.

By exploring, recording and restoring the rich and partly lost treasures of traditional Thai cooking – from royal cuisine to street food – David Thompson has identified the key building blocks and original paths of an integrated Thai gastronomy that bridges the past and the future.


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