This month, we’re celebrating the successes of savvy expatriates and Singaporeans, as well as the setbacks they overcame, to make life better in Singapore in our Expatpreneur Awards 2017.
Happy 10th anniversary, Expat Kitchen!
Some 10 years ago, Founder Annette Lang came up with the idea to teach expats and helpers, in particular, to cook family meals and plan weekly menus after she trained her own helper to do the same.
“My friends were envious,” says the Australian national. “That was the light bulb.”
Fast forward to today, these popular cooking and baking classes cater not only to domestic helpers, but also children, avid food lovers, and generally anyone interested in learning to cook.
Read more of Anette’s story below (and find out how we picked the awardees here)!
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“My food obsession began at a young age courtesy of a great chef – my mom!” These days, Annette and her team of experienced trainers lead classes ranging from healthy Thai to trendy paleo.
“I created the business to help contribute to my children’s schooling,” shares Annette, whose two kids are now 13 and 11. “I am keeping it small so I can be in control and have time to be with them.”
Her biggest challenge in running Expat Kitchen? “To stay constantly motivated so that the business can keep up with a changing market,” says Annette. “The real journey starts after the first year, and you realise it’s hard work and stressful to be in charge of a company.”
By Sara Lyle Bow, The Finder (Issue 280), March 2017
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