Nooror Somany Steppe is the inspiration and central person behind the Blue Elephant's success, constantly working as an ambassador defending Thai cuisine and culture.
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Ambassador of Thai cuisine and culture
Nooror Somany Steppe is the inspiration and central person behind the Blue Elephant’s success, constantly working as an ambassador defending Thai cuisine and culture.
Nooror Somany Steppe returned to his homeland to test the expansion of the Blue Elephant group’s activities. The restaurant and cooking school opened in Bangkok in 2002, followed by a branch in Phuket in 2010.
Chef Nooror is married to a Belgian art dealer, Karl Steppe, who has always been passionate about Thai culture and Thai cuisine. They opened the first Blue Elephant restaurant, a pioneer of Thai cuisine in Europe with good friends and partners Chai Wayno & Somboon Insusri.
Blue Elephant around the world
Chef Nooror has always been successful in sharing her knowledge and passion for Thai cuisine and ingredients around the world. Over the years, Blue Elephant has expanded and developed a wide range of products and services offering a 360º experience of Thai cuisine. From catering to consulting, from manufacturing to export … Blue Elephant continues to promote the wonders of Thai cuisine. Chef Nooror’s premium Thai ingredients and recipes are now available in 38 countries on 5 continents!