MAD FACE celebrates those wacky, first date-ruining faces we all make when savoring delicious food. Ecstatic eyes, nostrils flared, mouth opened way too wide…followed by a combination of chomping, smacking, smearing, burping, maybe a questionable moan or two. It’s not pretty, it’s hungry—it’s never been so hungry.


MAD FACE is a community of food makers and food lovers united by their shared passion for cooking, drinking, and, of course, eating. Our MAD FACE members come from all walks of life and with diverse relationships to food: head chefs and home cooks; traditionalists and try-anything-once types; domestic goddesses and deep-frying fiends. Their cooking backgrounds range from culinary school to grandma-taught to self-taught. Whatever their story, they enjoy telling it on a plate. In short, we meet to eat, and friendships are fostered through the breaking of bread, the melting of cheese, the slurping of noodles…


MAD FACE FOOD WEEK is an annual event that brings together the most compelling and, frankly, mad players and personalities in the local F&B family. The 3-day gathering serves up a fresh perspective on Bangkok’s eating scene, one not driven by awards or “best” lists but by characters, community, and a healthy dash of crazy. This is the food festival where chefs and cooks cut loose, create what they want, and have a dance-off with their diners along the laid-back Chao Praya River.