Purida “Chef Pu” Theeraphong has been instrumental to the success for many restaurants in Australia and Thailand before joining OSHA as the Corporate Chef. During the first years of her career, Purida tirelessly worked her way up in the restaurant scene of Australia, sharpening her skills by working as a Thai chef at various restaurants. She also obtained Diploma of Hospitality F&B management from Sydney Business and Travel Academy (SBTA) in 2001 and Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) in August 2005 from Sydney TAFE. Before coming back to Thailand, she was the head chef of Spice Lovers, a modern Thai restaurant in Sydney.
Since returning to Thailand in 2009, Purida has worked as executive chef for Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach, Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan and The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam where she was the heart of soul of the operation of their restaurants. She is no strange to running big kitchens and managing upscale restaurants.
Over almost 17 years of experience as a chef, Purida thoroughly understands what it takes to make a restaurant a success from paying attention to every minute detail, maintaining the standard and quality, conceptualising and creating new menu, to maintaining good relationship with customers. Moreover, she has mastered various cuisines throughout her career but her forte remains Thai cuisine. With diverse and vast expertise, Chef Pu is ready to helm the innovative and creative kitchen of OSHA and truly realise its one-of-a-kind concept, flavour and extravaganza.
1993 Bachelor’s in Marketing, Dhurakijpundit University
2001 Diploma of Hospitality F&B Management, Sydney Business and Travel Academy
2005 Commercial Cookery Certificate III, TAFE Sydney
Nov 2013 – Aug 2015 Executive Chef of The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam
Apr 2011 – Nov 2013 Executive Chef of Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan
Oct 2010 – Mar 2011 Executive Chef of Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach
Apr 2009 – Sep 2010 Executive Sous Chef of Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach
Jan 2006 – Mar 2009 Head Chef of Spice Lovers in Sydney
Jan 2005 – Jan 2006 Chef de Parties of Westpac Conference and Catering in Sydney
Jan 2003 – Jan 2005 Catering Assistant of BT Conferences and Catering Service
Jan 2000 – Jan 2003 Head Chef of Thailand Restaurant in New Town
Mar 2000 – Nov 2000 Cook of Thai at Trump in Sydney