The 21st World Gourmet Festival is a proud supporter of HRH Princess Soamsawali Krom Muen Suddhanarinatha HIV Prevention Fund. A portion of each dinner ticket sold will be donated to the Fund. The donation campaign was initiated with the key objective to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Since 2000, the Festival has generated 15 million baht for the charity.
All proceeds from the Urban Refugee Dinner will be paid to the 5 families who prepare the meal. Refugees arrive to Thailand as a layover awaiting settlement to a new country. Sometimes this takes up to 10 years. At Na Café at Bangkok 1899, legal refugees who are temporarily stuck here due to the pandemic are finding a platform for vocational training programmes for at-risk youth and training and workshops for urban refugees to become baristas and cooks, amongst others.