Warinthorn Sumrithphon began her career as a chef at Spice Market 17 years ago and has been at the restaurant ever since.
Chef Warinthorn started her formal training as a chef in 1997 at an esteemed institute in Bangkok and in various five-star hotel kitchens across the city. She then attended Dusit Thani College in Bangkok and gained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Kitchen and Restaurant Management during which she was introduced to Spice Market via work experience in the kitchen. She eventually joined the restaurant on a full-time basis on the completion of her studies.
She says the ‘secret’ to Spice Market, which has been in operation now for more than 36 years, is attention to detail. “We pay attention to everything. We anticipate food trends and stay on top of them – delighting our repeat customers is so important.”
While she has kept the traditional dishes the restaurant became famous for, she adds subtle changes, sometimes including unexpected ingredients to keeping the menu current. Designated staff trainer and dedicated to the restaurant and kitchen, Chef Warinthorn is the perfect representative of Spice Market’s blend of Thai hospitality and charm.
Chef Warinthorn has seen Spice Market receive certificates of excellence in the Thai cuisine category from Bangkok Best Dining and Entertainment Magazine for several consecutive years, while on TripAdvisor the restaurant has been voted “Most Delicious Thai Restaurant in Bangkok” by the city’s residents – deserved praise for both restaurant and chef.