Benjamin Lee

Founder

Benjamin Lee, Founder of Freebird made his name in the F&B industry as Founder & Managing Director of Sarnies, a leading brand of cafes and casual dining companies in Southeast Asia. Since establishing Sarnies in 2010, he has been responsible for the launch of several award-winning eateries, including The Lokal and  popular specialty coffee brand “A Stimulant by Sarnies”.

Alan Barr

Founder

Alan Barr, Founder & Managing Director of the Singapore headquartered award-winning boutique hospitality design agency greymatters. Overseeing projects spanning Asia, the Middle East and North America greymatters specialize in identity design, food & beverage concepts, hotel & resort development, architecture, interiors, landscape, and lighting design; Alan is one of the region’s most sought after designers.

Top Russell

Executive Chef

Executive chef Top Russell’s love for food grew into passion when he joined his first kitchen career at the age of 17. His career developed rapidly as he moved to work in multiple Michelin starred restaurants in London with highly acclaimed names such as Alexis Gautheir, Jun Tanaka and most notably the legendary french chef Peirre Gagnaire. The freedom of using modern western techniques coupled with Asian flavours is still relatively new and unexplored in the Bangkok dining scene. Freebird is a true canvas for chef Top Russell and his team to explore the many depths of these techniques. The food is centred around imported Australian produce paired with locally grown produce in Thailand and aims to be approachable yet sophisticated in a causal dining environment.