Seeing service business through the view of Japanese culture. DTC brings culinary students to “learn table manners at The Okura Prestige”

23 August 2022

Public Relations Dept. Dusit Thani College

Dusit Thani College, a leading private higher educational institute specialized in hospitality business under Dusit International, brought 600 second-year and third-year students from Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management Program to The Okura Prestige Bangkok to learn table manners with a visit of Dr. Tiwa Park, Dean of National Programs, under the course Food and Beverage Service. 

The Okura Prestige Bangkok is a Japanese 5-star hotel where modernized oriental identity is reflected through all components of the hotel, from designs and menus to international service level. In this exclusive learning on site, the students were separated into 4 groups per 4 days to visit the hotel and learned practical table manners in addition to the course theory. They also explored how The Okura Prestige designed its distinctive identity, facilities, and services.  

Ajarn Watchara Kingko, Program Instructor of Hotel Management Program and main instructor of this course at Dusit Thani College, said that “If our culinary students want to own a business, they must learn other skills than cooking. They must be able to present their food and understand services patterns. Being a business owner should not be expertise in a field of work, they must generalize their knowledge into wider ranges for more precise decisions. In this course, we design student learning experience through being a giver and receiver by integrating knowledge of Hotel Management Program to bolster important skills for culinary students. The reason we choose The Okura Prestige Bangkok as a learning venue because what we provide at the college is Thai professionality and service standards. We want the students to see cultural differences in Japanese hotels in order to internationalize the perspectives of students as well as instructors.” 

Dusit Thani College is dedicated to developing student competencies and mindsets as well as those of instructors and internal staff by holding on to 4 college missions – sustainability, digitalization, internationalization, and integration – to meet the excellence and success with generation-to-generation service standards.


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