New Sous Chef Joins Banyan Tree Samui’s Saffron Restaurant

Banyan Tree Samui proudly introduces Mr Kitja Muakin, affectionately known as Chef Bobby, as the newest sous chef at its renowned Thai restaurant, Saffron.

This appointment comes alongside Saffron’s inclusion in the prestigious 2024 MICHELIN Guide for Thailand, marking a significant milestone for the fine-dining establishment.

Culinary Journey of Chef Bobby

Kitja Muakin’s culinary journey began with a solid foundation in Kitchen and Restaurant Management, graduating from Dusit Thani College in Bangkok.

New Sous Chef Joins Banyan Tree Samui's Saffron Restaurant

He embarked on his career with Banyan Tree in 2012 at Phuket, swiftly rising through the ranks. His dedication and talent led him to positions at Banyan Tree Bangkok and Banyan Tree Macau, honing his skills as a commis and demi-chef, respectively.

In 2020, he contributed to the launch of Saffron at Banyan Tree Krabi, showcasing his passion for Thai cuisine and innovative culinary techniques.

A Testament to Culinary Excellence

Director of Food & Beverage and Cuisine, Rainer Roersch, lauds Chef Bobby’s exceptional talent, stating, “Khun Bobby is an exceptional chef who strives to deliver intricate innovations and unique tastes to our guests.” With a proven track record across various Banyan Tree properties in Asia, Chef Bobby brings a wealth of culinary flair and expertise to the kitchen at Saffron.

Situated atop a hillside overlooking the picturesque Banyan Tree Samui resort, Saffron offers an elegant dining experience with breathtaking sunset views over the sea.

Specialising in authentic Thai cuisine, Saffron tantalises the palate with a delicate blend of Thai herbs and spices, creating signature dishes such as Khong Wang Ruam and Pu Nim Thod Yum Lychee Nham Sawaros.

New Sous Chef Joins Banyan Tree Samui's Saffron Restaurant

These culinary masterpieces showcase the restaurant’s commitment to combining flavours harmoniously, ensuring a memorable dining experience for guests.

In addition to its recent inclusion in the MICHELIN Guide, Saffron has been honoured with the Best Restaurant Award by Tatler Magazine on four occasions. The restaurant has also received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, further cementing its reputation as a culinary destination of choice.

Experience the Essence of Luxury at Banyan Tree Samui

Nestled within a lush 38-acre property overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, Banyan Tree Samui offers guests a luxurious retreat with its 88 all-pool villas. Beyond the pristine beach and blissful spa experiences, the resort boasts an array of dining options, including Saffron, a fitness centre, a kids’ club, and versatile event spaces.

Whether indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment or savouring exquisite culinary creations at Saffron, guests are invited to immerse themselves in unparalleled luxury and hospitality.

New Sous Chef Joins Banyan Tree Samui's Saffron Restaurant

With the appointment of Chef Bobby and the continued recognition of Saffron in esteemed culinary guides, Banyan Tree Samui reaffirms its commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to guests.

Whether savouring the flavours of Thailand at Saffron or enjoying the myriad amenities offered by the resort, visitors are sure to encounter moments of luxury and delight amidst the tranquil surroundings of Banyan Tree Samui.

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