Meet Chef Alyssa
Alyssa Lamrawee Hanpongpandh, aka Chef Alyssa Han. Originally did a Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Bangkok University. However, over the last 20 years, she has had a diverse range of experiences combining the fields of F&B management, culinary chef, media, and PR working.
With her experiences working with five-star hotels such as Sukhothai Bangkok and The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok; with publishing houses such as Australian Consolidated Press, Hachette Filipacchi Media-China, Post Intermedia; she was a partner in restaurants in China, and worked in catering services for Sodexo in Finland and Norway. I was involved in the launch of several restaurants:
· Thaifoodstation.com: the first Thai food delivery online in Shanghai
· The Melting Pot Bar and Restaurant / Brasserie Alyssa Cuisine De Thailandaise / La Brassie and Sichuan Citizen in Shanghai;
· Aula Lounge in Helsinki,
· Thai Cuisine, as the Executive Chef, in Norway.
She has also been a regular contributor to Thai culinary websites: Best food in China, That’s Shanghai, City Weekend, Byen.com, Velkommen.com, and Alyssahan.com. After working and training in Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Finland, and Norway, she is fluent in English, Thai, Mandarin Chinese (plus a little bit of several Scandinavian languages).
Become a food blogger and a cooking instructor
In 2015, She first decided to launch her own food blog, www.foodandartsbyalyssa.com. after taking a position in the business development of Brand Now for a year contract in 2014 which gave her more chances to understand the F&B and hospitality in Thailand after living overseas for 15 years.
However, soon she stumbled across the opportunity to get involved in an actual cooking school at one of the most touristic areas in Bangkok, at Pak Klong Talad Flower Market. And cooking classes at The Market Experience were launched! I have been Chief Instructor at The Market Experience since 2017.