National Bakery School graduate launches partnership with Electrolux
17 February 2017
Kitty Vongprasert, a London South Bank University (LSBU) National Bakery School graduate and chef with over 20 years’ experience, has partnered with Electrolux South East Asia (SEA) to produce a series of recipes to mark the launch of their new prestigious rice cooker cook book. Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, selling more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 countries every year.
Using her international background and experience, Kitty has created over 70 recipes, covering different menus from six countries in South East Asia. In just one month she has tried and tested different ingredients to create the dishes and then used food styling to take all her own photographs in the material.
“Working with Electrolux SEA has been an amazing experience for me,” Kitty said “I’ve worked on a lot of this project by myself, and have really enjoyed conducting research by trying out lots of different ideas with the rice cooker. I’m so pleased with how the cook books have turned out. Practising and testing out my photography and food styling skills through this partnership has been a great opportunity.”
Kitty co-founded her catering service business Sugar & Spice 15 with a friend after graduating from LSBU’s National Bakery School. Utilising the services and expertise offered by LSBU’s Student Enterprise team she was able to test and scope her business idea whilst studying, going on to sell cupcakes and macarons with a fellow student at one of our Pop-Up Markets. She was also a finalist in the University’s Make It Happen Competition.
Specialising in Thai and Indian foods, she has since used her passion for cooking to cater for large events. She is a regular contributor to Thai Smile Magazine UK and also works as an agency pastry chef at the 5 star Landmark London Hotel.
“Through my course at LSBU, and with the help of the Student Enterprise team, I learnt how to conduct research, write research proposals and create business plans. I also learnt how to pitch and present myself with confidence. I can’t thank the Student Enterprise team enough for their help and support,” she said.
“It’s great to see how LSBU graduates are using and applying the skills they have learnt through their courses and enterprise education to real-world opportunities. Congratulations to Kitty on all her success so far, and especially with this exciting new venture.”