Thai SELECT restaurant certification announced in Canada

The Royal Thai Government endorses Canadian restaurants who honour traditional Thai cooking methods and ingredients

Toronto’s Kiin and Pai were the first to achieve Thai SELECT certification. Image via Kiin's Facebook page.

The Royal Thai Government and Toronto’s Thai Trade Centre have officially announced the Thai SELECT program which awards a seal of approval to restaurants across Canada that honour traditional Thai cuisine.

With three levels of certification—Signature, Classic, and Limited-Service Available—the program will encourage chefs and restaurants to aim for the highest quality in food, ingredients, and service, upholding traditional Thai methods of cooking and including Thai ingredients.

Thai SELECT will actively promote certified restaurants as places for Canadians to discover the traditional tastes of Thailand, while working closely with each establishment to ensure the highest standards are met and maintained.

Certified restaurants currently include Kiin and Pai in Toronto, Pad Thai in Calgary, and more across the country.