MORE THAN A COFFEE SHOP

Photo of Steps founders Max and Uang

Who we are

 

The two most important things to know about us are:

  • We’re passionate about creating delicious, healthy, vegan allergen-free food. Read more about the ingredients we use here.
  • We are part of a larger organisation called Steps which provides training and employment to young people living with neurodivergence, such as autism.

Our people

 

Theera healthy bake room was founded by Theeta ‘Uang’ Hotrakitya. Prior to opening Theera, Uang studied at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and started selling her homemade products via Facebook.

Uang’s son has autism, and like many others with his condition he is gluten intolerant. But when Uang tried to find tasty allergen-free food she struggled. It is often imported, losing the homemade touch. Uang got into the kitchen straight away trying to make his favourite foods gluten free and still as delicious. Her journey towards opening Theera had begun.

Today Theera is one of Bangkok’s most popular spots for tasty, nutritious food. Uang’s passion for developing and improving her recipes means she’s always expanding the menu to offer customers more choice.

Photo of Steps founders Max and Uang
Green Steps LOGO

Our ingredients

Quality, organic ingredients are incredibly important at Theera. Where possible, we support local retailers and collaborate with many local businesses who share our ethos such as Patom and Broccoli Revolution.

 

Our social impact

In 2016 Theera joined a larger social impact organisation called Steps. Steps runs vocational training centres for neurodivergent young people, alongside cafes and other businesses where they can get work experience and employment. Theera is one of the many businesses which now trains and employs young people from the Steps training programme.

Why is it important to provide opportunities for young people with autism and other forms of neurodivergence?

2 MILLION

people with Disabilities Registered in Thailand

317,881

are Neurodivergent

1:100

Every company must hire 1:100 people with disabilities or pay a fine to the government

1.5%

Only 1.5% of companies meet the quota by hiring inclusively

What have we achieved so far?

People at Steps

52

trainees/graduates accessing training and employment opportunities via Steps

People at Steps

100,000+

hours of vocational training provided to date

Trainees working at desk

11

inclusive Social Businesses

Trainee sorting orders

8

number of Inclusive Employment Partners

Thanks for supporting us

 

When you come and eat with us at Theera, you’re not just supporting our business. You’re helping to create employment and a better future for young people who are too often excluded. So thank you, and please come back!

Don’t count calories, count the impact you made

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