Sunday, December 28, 2008

Chicago Filipino American Hall of Fame 2008

Congratulations to

Mr.Arun Sampanthavivat

on his

"Outstanding Asian American"

View full photo album after the announcements

Special Announcement

Please be informed that The Thai American Association of Illinois will be hosting the Valentine Concert with Wongchun Pairoj on Sat. Feb. 14, 2009, 5:30 PM - 12:00 Midnight @ Wat Dhammaram. Along with Wongchun Pairoj, they also have Thammarat Narksuriya, Arpamas Julimasart and Peraporn Thepwiwat (Nong Mai) - see the attached for details.

Please come and celebrate your Valentine Day with us and these famous singers. The net income from this event will be used to support the Thai Community Service Center and The Annual Health Fair.

For tickets, please contacts ....

Khun Vallapa Kongsri - 708-423-5905
Khun Isariya Fox - 407-275-0193
Khun Tippi Lee - 312-399-8532
Khun Nongluk Kittikamron - 847-256-1233

The ticket price is $50 and $35

Arun's Biography

As executive chef/owner of Arun's, Arun Sampanthavivat directs all day-to-day operations and sets long-term goals for his restaurant. His responsibilities include recipe creation and menu development, staff training on an individual and collective basis, and customer relations.
Although Arun did not plan on a restaurant career, various events in his life have led to his present status as one of Chicago's most celebrated restaurateurs.

Born and raised in Trang, a southern province in Thailand, Arun grew up on his parents' rubber plantation with his eight brothers and sisters. Arun attended the distinguished Chulalongkorn University and graduated with a degree in literature and foreign languages. Further studies took Arun to Germany where he attended the Institute of Languages in Hamburg, and later, to Japan, where he earned a Master's Degree in International Relations at Sophia International University.

From Tokyo, Arun traveled to the United States to continue his academic career at the University of Chicago, where he received a Master's Degree in Political Science. In 1985, while working toward a doctorate in Asian affairs, Arun was asked by friends to collaborate on a joint restaurant venture. Arun accepted the challenge. However, just before the restaurant was t open, his friends abandoned the project, leaving Arun on his own. And so, the idealistic scholar became a working restaurateur. He had no formal training as a chef, but his experience of student cafeterias had driven him to learn to cook for himself and his friends. That experience, and his knowledge of Thai cuisine, helped him create Thai dishes that satisfied his own demanding tastes and those of his customers.

With the discipline of an academic, Arun designed the restaurant's interior created an imaginative menu, further developed his intuitive flair for cooking, purchased the food, greeted guests, waited on tables, and balanced the books. This valuable hands-on experience taught him all aspects of the food service business.
Arun's original Thai restaurant on Irving Park Road was such a success that he relocated to larger quarters on North Kedzie in 1988. His initial success encouraged him to continually refine and recreate his cuisine. Arun continues to own and operate Arun's Thai Restaurant, which has been acclaimed locally and nationally for its exquisite setting and sophisticated Thai cuisine. Arun has recently added a private dining area, and completed renovations of the main dining area.
In spare moments, Arun enjoys designing the layout, furnishings and decorative motifs of the restaurant. For relaxation, he composes Thai poetry.

15th Annual Chicago Filipino American

Hall of Fame 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hyatt Regency Chicago Downtown

Veronica Bacatan Leighton
Producer/Chief Editor of VIA Times Newsmagazine
Executive Producer of CPRTV

Veronica with Vallapa Kongsri- President of Thai American Association of Illionois

Arun and Thai friends

Jovie and R.J.

Some of the Hall of Famers

Cocktail Hour

At the ballroom

Teresita Ricafort Calderon-Alarcon
Humanitarian & Civic Service - National

Consul General Blesila Cabrera
Outstanding Service to the Filipino American Community of Chicago

Emilie Gaborne Dearing
Community & Civic Leadership - National

Remedios Dela Cruz, R.N.
Nursing Service & Leadership

Emer Ducduc
Engineering & Science

Oliva Enriquez
Community Leadership

Randy Gener
Journalism & Theatre Arts

Ester Hana

Benilda Hizon, R.N.
Nursing Volunteerism & Leadership

Jenita & Elpidio Julian & Family
Model Family

Lourdes Corbo Livas
Spirit of Excellence in Woman

Arlene Marie A. Lorica, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Medical Diplomacy

Arun Sampanthavivat
Outstanding Asian American

Nelia Laurel-Ladlad
Woman of the Year 2008

Carlos Jimenez, M.D. - Man of the Year
Michael Learner - Friend of the Filipino
Mar Dureza - Entertainment
Juan (Johnny) Francisco - Business Leadership in Travel Industry


Khun Arun and his younger brother

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