Thai Cooking School & Café Manager

Expique is a young and innovative travel company that aims to create and offer truly experiential and unique travel experiences in Bangkok and beyond. We take concepts and turn them into niche tourism products. Our current offering (and brands) include: Bangkok Tuk Tuk Tours and The Market Experience Cooking School.

We aim to be industry leaders. We want to create exceptionally great experiences with a strong focus in culture and sustainability and are looking for exceptionally great people to help make this happen and who can grow with the company.

“The Market Experience” by Expique is one of Bangkok’s most unique cooking schools and workshop spaces. It is located inside Bangkok’s Pak Khlong Talad Flower Market and offers a unique experience.

Expique is looking for a manager for “The Market Experience” to help us grow and manage our existing offering of Thai Cooking Classes and workshops, and to launch additional related offerings including a small & very unique café.

Job Highlights

  • Responsible for driving the profitability of “The Market Experience”
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the venue and special events
  • Develop new products or initiatives related to F&B and Food Tourism

Job Description

Specifically, your responsibilities will be to:

Manage day to day operations of the venue and cooking school

  • Manage processes to ensure we operate all activities (cooking classes, workshops, food retail) in an efficient manner which maximising the customer experience.
  • Provide support for additional tours and activities from Expique that pass through The Market Experience
  • Project manage the execution of special events and activities
  • Managing the team which includes cooking instructors and kitchen assistants (both full time and freelance). This includes training and hiring.
  • Ensure high standards of food safety, cleanliness and hygiene are maintained.
  • Maintain an efficient ingredient purchasing process
  • Monitor and manage facilities to ensure everything is an acceptable condition
  • Monitor and manage costs

Grow the business

  • Help develop and launch additional revenue streams. Initially this will be through the launch of small food retail outlet within our venue.
  • Initiate and manage a series regular events and work with Expique’s team to promote them.
  • Develop partnerships to help grow the business.
  • Help position “The Market Experience” and Expique as innovators and leaders in Food Tourism in Bangkok.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Good command of English
  • At least 4 years of experience in a F&B related business. Ideally in a restaurant, catering or cooking school
  • Understanding of best practices in managing an F&B environment, including hygiene and food management
  • Demonstratable experience in hiring, training and managing staff
  • Ability to project manage events from concept design to managing on the day
  • Ability to think on the spot and solve problems
  • Creativity and ability to develop unique and creative experiences that fit our Flower Market location
  • A "Can Do" attitude and positive thinking

We offer

  • A competitive salary and package based on experience
  • Performance based bonuses
  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Bonus
  • Leisure travel allowance
  • A fun and entrepreneurial working environment

Other information

The job is in Pak Khlong Talad Flower Market, Bangkok

To Apply

Please send a copy of a CV and covering letter to jobs@expique.com

About Us!

Expique is an innovative tour company with a vision to develop a range of amazing travel experiences in Bangkok and beyond.

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