Blue Elephant Restaurant welcomes disabled and HIV positive children from a local orphanage for a five star cooking and dining experience
Sathorn, Bangkok, 11 July, 2010: The Blue Elephant, one of Bangkok’s most prestigious fine dining institutions kindly hosted the children from the Camillian Home, a local orphanage providing care and treatment to HIV/AIDS and disabled children for an afternoon cooking class. Sandra, Carl and Noor Steppe, the founders and owners Blue Elephant were there to personally welcome the children and to make sure things ran smoothly.
The children got to make sum tam, spring rolls, chicken satay and banana pudding. The chefs were out in full force assisting each child with his/her dish. The ingredients were all prepared before hand in order to facilitate the children, many of whom are blind, partially paralyzed, autistics, and in wheelchairs.
After a busy afternoon in the kitchen the children went downstairs to the private banquet room to have lunch. There were many gasp from the children as they had never seen such a beautifully decorated room; Full of fresh flowers, antiques and old pictures of famous people.
After the meal, Rat, one of the children living at the orphanage that is blind, played his acoustic guitar and sang a traditional Thai song as way of thanking the Blue Elephant team for this wonderful day.