Work

Tsuta’s biggest menu revamp

What has been keeping me awfully busy during October – unveiling Tsuta’s biggest menu revamp! – Introduced over 80% new and improved items in its menu – Premiered Tsuta’s first Crab Soba, Mazesoba with local renditions, and improved recipes on our Signatures such as Shoyu Soba and Shio Soba While

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Making unconventional choices

Definitely no linearity in my career. Sometimes, it worries me… and I wistfully wish I was a lifer in a big company. Some of my friends have been working in the same companies/fields for 15 years… and here I am, jumping from one to another. 😔 Choosing a non-bank job

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COVID-19: Phase 2

It’s been a challenging period for all F&B (& most businesses) & I’m very proud of ALL our teams who have given our all. The team have been working to the bone to adapt to the changes. It’s been rough. We had to pivot from a purely dine-in model to

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Warm messages

One thing that’s constantly on my mind – how do we empower women to be more financially savvy? I refuse 95% of speaking invitation as I want to ensure whatever I do is impactful & meaningful & not for pure publicity. I don’t care if it’s only 10 people but

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COVID-19: Circuit Breaker Work Thoughts

Circuit breaker has been very interesting. With Tsuta Singapore & MRS PHO , I experience firsthand the challenges of being in the F&B business. It’s definitely been a period of growth, pause and massive action.⁠⠀⁠⠀At the start, I was filled with confusion, anger, grief… I couldn’t fathom what was happening.

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Effective leadership

An effective leader is one that leads with example. Not one that does nothing but claims credit. Not one that’s vain or so in love with their own misguided ideas. No amount of fake praises or publicity is going to save your reputation. No point listening to bootlickers cuz …

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COVID-19: 2500 food items for healthcare workers

Sharing an initiative we did for frontline healthcare workers; very proud of the teams involved. Gourmet Food Holdings, Zouk Group & motherswork committed 2500 food items to support healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19, distributed islandwide by Grab in April. Despite the insurmountable challenges, the shutdown of our businesses

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First portfolio, first opening

Grand opening of MRS PHO Vivocity Singapore (first in a shopping mall & 3rd in the group). This is Gourmet Food Holdings’ first investment and we hope to bring them international. (https://lnkd.in/faKf6tn) Mrs Pho is an authentic, casual Vietnamese restaurant serving heartwarming food (best in Singapore, dare I say? 😉😝).

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ABZD First Anniversary

For the past year, I’ve been working on an investment company with 4 wonderful partners. We invest in scalable, high-growth F&B concepts internationally. Early days but very thankful to be working alongside these smart & humble visionaries. My partners, to me, are outstanding in the respective industries. We have 2

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