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    • Chokdee Ltd, Unit 2, The Billings, 3 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU1 4UL
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About Giggling Squid

Giggling Squid serve fresh Thai food with personality, featuring bold and exotic ingredients and cooked by expert chefs. Their restaurants feature across the UK and they welcome guests for lunch and dinner.

Giggling Squid started a decade ago from a determination to do things differently. To be one of a kind and bring some Thai generosity to the UK. They believe food is to be celebrated and that you don't have to dress up to enjoy it. Relaxed, no standing on ceremony, it's about having a good time, over something tasty.

It is important to Giggling Squid that everyone who walks through their doors feels as if they are coming into their home. It's their incredible people, from skilled chefs to the welcoming front of house staff and their shared generosity of spirit that lies behind every great guest experience.

Giggling Squid are always looking to improve and each month, employees are encouraged to feedback to their area managers or direct manager on the way the business could be improved, any ideas they have or suggestions.

Each year, chefs and managers who have embodied Giggling Squid's company values or excelled in a particular aspect of their work are shortlisted for various awards at the company conference. The winners of each category are picked by the founders and have their award presented to them by the most senior manager responsible for that function.

What is it like to work for Giggling Squid

Giggling Squid maintain the shortest lines of communication and every employee has access to the telephone number and email address of all the leaders in the business.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Giggling Squid support employees with paid time off to take part in external programmes such as educational trips to learn more about the provenance of their food, such as vineyards in France, fish markets in San Sebastian and food markets in Thailand and China. 

Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Giggling Squid provide employees with benefits such as car allowance, free private healthcare and performance related pay. 

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    52% / 48%

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