Founder of Khu Khu Eatery, Michael Khuwattanasenee's business model is simple, invest in your team. The 100 percent vegan and Thai-inspired restaurant prioritises dining experience and staff fulfillment.
Khuwattanasenee aims for Khu Khu eatery to help encourage the growth of a positive relationship and association between customers and plant-based eating. However, the eatery's founder is people-centric and takes great care to create career opportunities within his business, even for individuals who need hospitality training or experience.
“We have staff with no hospitality experience. However, my proudest achievement is to see my staff grow within the company,” shared Khuwattanasenee.
Khuwattanasenee emphasises empowering his team, explaining that investing in their staff is vital to the company's exponential growth and success. In his leadership role at Khu Khu Eatery, Khuwattanasenee stated that with several great talents within the industry, a lack of commitment and investment in your team would create challenges for business success.
“The hospitality business is about people.”
He advises those aspiring to create an eatery to dream big and start small.
Crediting his team for their current success, Khuwattanasenee revealed that the contributions of his staff through difficult times and unforeseen events are the key to Khu Khu Eatery’s strength and success.
With his eyes on the future, Khuwattanasenee hopes to one day franchise the business with the help of his team.