Opened in the first quarter of 2022, the state-of-the-art facility will offer culinary training and business incubation services to drive innovation in Thailand’s food and beverage industry.
BANGKOK, October 29, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, to expand its hospitality education business in the kingdom with “The Food School”, a joint venture unique offering experiential training in Italian, Japanese and Thai cuisines, as well as exclusive business incubation services for food and beverage startups, at a state-of-the-art facility in central Bangkok.
|The Food School – A Winning Partnership: THB 336 million development funding partners include Dusit International, Glowfish Co-Working Space, Allied Metals (Thailand) Co Ltd, La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana (ALMA). (Photo / s: Dusit Thani)|
Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2022, The Food School will bring together three globally recognized institutions, including Dusit Thani College in Dusit, Japan’s renowned Tsuji Culinary Institute and La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana (ALMA), the world’s leading center for education. and training for Italian Cuisine. Each will offer long-term course modules on Thai cuisine, Japanese cuisine, and Italian cuisine and baking, respectively.
Designed to provide an innovative, progressive and experiential learning environment, The Food School is aimed at young professionals, passionate hobbyists, career-changing people and entrepreneurs looking to get the best possible start for their food businesses. and drinks. The project will occupy 3,200 m² of carefully designed space spread over three floors in the new Creative & Startup Village in the Sam Yan district of the city.
Students will have access to The Food School’s unique entrepreneurial incubation platform, The Test Kitchen, which will offer facilities to test and experience the products; business planning services; professional coaching and mentoring of renowned local chefs; and exclusive opportunities to gain financial support from investors during specially organized pitch sessions.
Funding partners for the THB 336 million development include Dusit International, Glowfish Co-Working Space (under private real estate investment company Heritage Estates Co., Ltd.), Allied Metals (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (one of Asia’s leading suppliers of professional kitchens and kitchen infrastructure) and La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana (ALMA).
“The Food School aims to create a vibrant, vibrant and collaborative ecosystem that brings together the Thai food community to foster positive social, environmental and economic developments in the food and beverage industry in general,” said Ms. Suphajee Suthumpun, CEO of group, Dusit International. .
“Three strengths distinguish The Food School as a unique proposition in Bangkok. First, it is the first in the market to offer multi-cuisine training and business incubation under one roof. Second, its cooking facilities testing will provide an unparalleled opportunity for experienced or new chefs and savvy entrepreneurs to try out new concepts, receive advice on these concepts from seasoned industry experts and tap into the dynamic market of food and beverage industry in Thailand.Thirdly, the Food School will play an active role in the food and beverage community by organizing regular events that bring together key industry players to discuss the latest trends, assess concepts and think about the way forward for established and future food and beverage companies. “
Ms Suthumpun said no other establishment offers such comprehensive services to food startups and young professionals in Bangkok. “By meeting the professional needs of the market in the new normal, taking full advantage of Dusit’s rich experience in hospitality training for over 20 years and providing access to mentorship from celebrity chefs and renowned restaurateurs in Thailand, and Later in the world, we look forward to helping The Food School’s students, entrepreneurial associates and community supporters realize their potential with services, facilities and hands-on learning specially created to prepare them for success in the days after COVID-19 to come. ”
Ms. Prim Jitcharoongphorn, Chairman of the Board of Allied Metals, said: “The highlight of The Food School facility is the design of kitchen classrooms that promote teamwork and peer collaboration. . efficient, user-friendly and versatile. The kitchens at The Food School are truly state of the art. We are delighted that our innovative solutions contribute to the sustainable development of culinary talent in Thailand by facilitating maximum productivity with minimum environmental impact.
Mr. Gavin Vongkusolkit, Managing Director of Heritage Estates Co. Ltd and Founder of Glowfish Co-Working Space, said: “Glowfish is about people, community and genuine collaboration, and any partnership or project we undertake will always be built on these strengths By bringing our expertise in value-driven collaboration to The Food School, we look forward to creating a thriving ecosystem of creativity and innovation, not only for the Thai food industry, but also for the benefit broader tourism, agriculture, welfare, sustainability, entrepreneurship, education and many connecting elements of our society and our economy. “
The Food School – A winning partnership:
The Food School’s financial partners include Dusit International, Glowfish Co-Working Space, Allied Metals (Thailand) Co, Ltd and La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana (ALMA).
In the photo (from the left):
– Mr. Siradej Donavanik, Managing Director, ASAI Hotels, Vice President, Development, Dusit International
– Mr. Gavin Vongkusolkit, Managing Director, Heritage Estates Co. Ltd, Founder, Glowfish Co-Working Space
– Ms. Suphajee Suthumpun, Group Managing Director, Dusit International
– Ms. Prim Jitcharoongphorn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Allied Metals (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
– Mr. Yannis Janssens, Technical Director, The Food School
– Mr. Laurent Casteret, school principal, The Food School
About Dusit International
Founded in 1948, Dusit International is a leading hotel group listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Relying on its two main business areas – Hotels and Resorts and Hospitality Education – the company has expanded its activities over the past four years to include five business units. Additional units include food, property development, and hospitality-related services. Today, the company’s real estate portfolio includes more than 300 distinctive luxury hotels, resorts and villas operating under six brands in 17 countries around the world, as well as two leading hospitality schools with campuses in Thailand and the Philippines. Following a three-pronged strategy for sustainable growth, including balance, expansion and diversification, the company has recently expanded into food production, on-demand hospitality services and real estate development to achieve new markets and add new streams of recurring revenue to the company.
For more information, please visit www.dusit-international.com.
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Sureerat Sudpairak | Corporate Director of Public Relations | Dusit International
Phone. : +66 2200 9999 ext. 3321 | Mobile: +66 89 006 8697 | Email: [email protected]
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