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Tess Bodart

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSales and Business Development Manager - Sales Marketing Coordinator - Account Executive

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About me

Growing up in Bangkok, my favourite time of the day was when I heard my mum or dad calling me: “Tess! à Table!” My brother and I would scurry downstairs to the dinning table. It’s a fervent ritual for four of us to gather at dinner, not only sharing good meals but also stories of our day with the family. After school, no other moments are more anticipated than this precious repas. I was fortunate to be born in a mixed cultures: my dad, a Belgian who makes the best béarnaise and has a knack for a variety of sauces, is the weekend cook; my Thai mum is the one who takes the helm of the kitchen. Hailing from the south of Thailand, she can come up with both fiery “gaeng som” and fancy European dishes. My taste buds have developed according to my parents’ appreciation for food and their passion for cooking. But it’s not until I moved to Amsterdam to study a university course in Fashion and Branding that I began to prepare meals on my own. No sooner than I had started cooking, I found myself happily entertaining my roommates and friends with my humble feasts. By the first summer of my freshman year I flew home and on the recommendation of my mum, because they are always somehow right, I landed on a a six-month F&B internship at one of Bangkok’s most celebrated hotels, Mandarin Oriental. From here, I knew I wanted to be in hospitality and went on to pursue a diploma course in Restaurant and Hotel Management at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Over the course of two years at EHL, my training had taken me to major “food capitals” of the world; New York, Paris, and upon graduation I decided to settle in London. Wherever I go, I’m always on the lookout for original and authentic places to eat – a penchant I had since my childhood in Bangkok, well known for a countless number of great eateries usually tucked away in nondescript areas. I started my Instagram tess.a.table whilst living in Paris, and now blog, as a platform and diary to share these places with all the people who have a keen appetite for travel and authentic cuisine as I do. When I’m not travelling or eating out, I enjoy cooking/eating with my boyfriend in our London flat.

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Skills

  • Admin
  • Hospitality
  • Branding Identity
  • Fashion Branding
  • Pop-up Restaurant
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Account Management
  • Photography

Work history

2017

Business Development Account Manager

HotelTonight

Jul 2016 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Sales and account management for high-demand UK cities to expand outreach in the UK market.

2016

Sales Marketing Coordinator

Design Hotels

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Organising exchange events (London, Paris, Oslo, Stockholm), supporting sales team in following regions -UK & Ireland, Benelux, & France.

2015

Client Relationship Executive

Peninsula Hotel Paris

Jul 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Paris, France
  • Internship
  • Part of the pre-opening team, created “Pen Moments” focusing on VIP guests Skills acquired: Seek out VIP guests, ensure a memorable stay from pre-arrival to departure. Tasks performed: set up appropriate amenities, greet them during their stay/ departure, prepare daily briefing documents for following day

2014

Receptionist

The Standard High Line Hotel

Jul 2013 - Jan 2014
  • United States
  • Internship
  • Began as guest services and front desk intern, was promoted to receptionist at Andre Balazs properties Corp. (1 month) Skills acquired: face-to-face and back office customer relations, night auditor Tasks performed: guest check-ins and check-outs, processing payments, making reservations, closing folio during the night shifts (using Opera)

2013

Event Coordinator

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok

Jul 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Internship
  • Trainee Chef / Waitress / Hostess at Verandah Coffee Shop and Restaurant (set up, greet guests, service) Banqueting Department for weddings and outside events catering to VIPs Responsible for the organisation of the Christmas gift basket / Hamper sales office Acquired autonomous skills, customer relation, flexibility

Education

2015

Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Hotel Management

École hôtelière de Lausanne

Feb 2013 - Feb 2015
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management

2012

Bachelor IN Fashion Technology

Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI)

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • One year in International Fashion & Branding, Bachelor of Fashion Technology

2011

IGCSE IB (international Baccalaureate

Bangkok Patana School

Nov 2009 - Jul 2011
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • IGCSEs IB Diploma (35 Points)

Awards

2009

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh

  • Habitat for Humanity & Duke of Edinburgh bronze and silver award, 2009 (Received from Bangkok Patana School)