Varatt Vichit-Vadakan is a Co-Founder/CEO of KINNEST Group (www.kinnestgroup.com), which is a holding company to "Think Beyond" (a boutique F&B company with 6 brands and 9 outlets www.thinkbeyondbkk.com), "The COMMONS" (a community driven commercial & activity space www.thecommonsbkk.com), and "Little Pea" (a kids and family enrichment space www.littlepeabkk.com).
Varatt started off in 2008 with a small specialty coffee cafe and has since developed with the team some of the most reputable F&B brands in Bangkok including an all-day restaurant Roast (www.roastbkk.com), a specialty coffee roastery & bar Roots (www.rootsbkk.com) and a fun inventive casual fine dining restaurant called, Ocken (www.ockenbkk.com). Now the company is proud to have grown to over 300 colleagues with some new and exciting openings coming in late 2019.
As for the COMMONS, which was founded by Varatt and his sister, Vicharee, it now has a flagship location, which is tucked away on the busy street of Thonglor and houses some of Bangkok's best food and lifestyle purveyors. TheCOMMONS is also looking to expand to the Sathorn/Saladaeng neighborhood with the new opening early 2020.
Varatt was educated for most of his life in the United States before returning to Bangkok to work in the Media/Marketing industry in 2006. On a personal level, he is married with two kids, is totally addicted to both drinking and making coffee (also Thailand's National Barista Champion in 2014) and love to explore for eat good food and meet good people.