HM: What is your full name and age?
CW: My name is Constant Wormser, and I am 34 years old. However, I think my brain never pass adolescence…
HM: What is your current Job Position?
CW: Food and Beverage Director for the Standard, Hua Hin. Basically, anything going into your mouth in the property is under my supervision (i.e. food and drinks in case you were thinking of something else).
HM: How long have you lived in Hua Hin or been coming to Hua Hin?
CW: It has been only 5 months since I moved to Hua Hin however, I have been coming here occasionally on weekends for the last 9 years. Perfect get away from Bangkok.
HM: What did you know about Hua Hin before you moved here?
CW: I was seeing Hua Hin as a giant golf course with beaches. Now realizing how much more this city as to offer; water sport, restaurants, temples, site seeing and golfs lol.
HM: What do you like most about your profession?
CW: I would love to say the money but……. Joke aside the ability to lead a project from an idea to it full completion. For example, I might think that it would be nice to make the guest enjoy some oysters by the beach with a bottle of rose. Then I speak with the chef and the beverage manager, I do a little menu engineering and Voila. Rose Pearl promotion available at Praca; 1 bottle of rose with 6 oysters at THB1,900 *wink wink*.
HM: What do you like least about your profession?
CW: The money….. joke aside, again, the fact that many will compare your hotel/ restaurant with others even if there have no similarities whatsoever. Because of this many F&B (in hotel more than anywhere else) end up having a similar offering. I strongly believe that if your concept is strong and unique, do not change it because of couple of critics. Standard has a famous moto “We welcome everyone, even though we are not for everyone” which made me fall in love with the brand.
HM: What do you like most about Hua Hin?
The versatility this city offer. You want a nice restaurant, plenty available. You want a day at the beach, here we go. Shopping? No problem. Golf? More here than hotels. Site seeing, plethora.
HM: What is your favorite restaurant and why? (please don’t promote your ownrestaurants)
CW: In Hua Hin I really enjoy Harukaze. Fair price, great skewers and they decided that instead of offering mediocre imported fish, all their sashimi/sushi are using local sea life.
In Bangkok, I frequently go for Chesa the Swiss restaurant. Need my home fix once upon a time. Cheese fondue every time regardless of the weather.
HM: What do you like to do in your free time and why?
CW: Golfing. Shocker I know…. Beside this my perfect weekend would be summarize as follows: early 18 holes, lunch by the beach, book reading outdoor or explore the city on my bike, dinner at a restaurant, drink at home in front of a movie. At the end, I am hangover, belly is full, my skin is burn but I am happy as Larry.
HM: What would you recommend to new-comers to do in Hua Hin and why?
CW: Relax. His is not Bangkok. Explore, try things. Don’t come top Hua Hin expecting a crazy night life. Enjoy the beach, the food and the nature. Otherwise, happy hour daily at Praca from 9.30 p.m. until late *wink wink*.
HM: Tell us a surprising fact that the public might not know about you?
CW: I am a nerd. Not wearing a Star Wars pijama living in my mom’s basement kind of but I love fantasy reading. The Witcher, Warhammer and Lord of the Ring made my childhood and as mentioned before, my mentality never grown pass puberty.
HM: What is the most outlandish thing you have ever done and why?
CW: This may sound boring but relocate to Asia was my biggest move. As a kid I kind of always knew that soon or late I would be in this part of the world. So right after graduating from Laussane, I went to do an internship in Sapa, a small town in Vietnam by the Chinese border. Many failures and success later, here I am.
Apologize as the spicy stuff are a but too R rated for this column.