Education : Educated in the U.S. Mini has made the UK her home
since 1989. Mini graduated from the American University, Washington
DC with a BA degree in Public Relations
Career :Mini's family, the Chutrakul's introduced Thai Cuisine
to the UK in the late 1960's and she is continuing that fine
foundation through her restaurant, the Busabong, in London's Chelsea.
which she opened as Busabong Too in 1989, Langton Street which is in
Chelsea, London. Mini, is one of the main figures in Thai cuisine in UK.
In addition she established the Oriental Brasserie in Little Chester
Street, Belgravia, London and Tasty Thai-Express Meal in Abbey Mills,
Colliers Wood, London. Since 1992 Mini has been one of the main key
committee members in fund raising, for the Mudita Trust, and is
presently responsible for organising restaurants to participate in
the Eastern Cultural Fete.
In 1993 Mini was selected as one of the main key members of the
Working Group, set up by The Royal Thai Embassy, Queen's Gate, London
to promote Thailand and its culture to the western world by using
Thai food as the main link.
In 1993 Mini opened Busabong Tree in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London. In
1996 Mini was voted President of The Thai Restaurant Association
(UK), founded by Mr. Vidhya Rayananonda, the former Ambassador to
Thailand, under the umbrella of the Royal Thai Embassy, London. In
1998 Mini was one of the main organisers for the Buddhist Festival,
which organised the Thai Community to support and participate at the
Festival in order to raise funds for Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in
Petersfield, West Sussex.
Charity :The Mudita Trust (Prevention of Child Prostitution in
Thailand) is a registered Charity, founded by Mini's mother, Mudita
Karnasuta. Its main objectives are: To give education to
underprivileged girls who might otherwise be lured or sold into child
prostitution through ignorance.</li> <li>To raise funds
to support the Dharmajarinee School in the province of Rachaburi,
south west of Bangkok. The school is strictly for girls aged from
8-16.To used funds raised to support further training or education
and assist in finding suitable future employment.The Mudita Trust is
also responsible for organising 25-30 Thai Restaurants to participate
at The Amazing Thailand Festival, a 3 day Festival during August Bank
Holiday Weekend in Milford, Surrey. The Amazing Thailand Festival is
considered to be the most popular and spectacular Thai Festival in
Books : Mini has published 100 Great Thai Dishes with Cassell
Illustrated and is currently authoring Dairy Free Eating for Kyle Cathie.