Benny Se Teo Moh Wah Done By : - Aidan Teo - Winson Mok - Adriel Ee
Founder of 18 Chefs which was established in 2007 An Social Enterpriser An ex-convict because of Drugs
“ I remember in 1993 when I wasreleased from prison last time, I wanted very much to integrate intosociety. At that time, I wanted to get a job so Iwent for a number of job interview. Because of my drug record, I was turnedaway by the employer politely. ”
He also said : “ Because of the experience that I gothrough during the interview process, I tell myself that if one day I were toopen a business myself I will definitely employ ex-convicts sothat they can have a new lease of life ”
He said : “ It is my Passion and Love for Food sinceI was young. My interest in cooking that leads me tochoose to do my business in the food andbeverage industry. I also like to read other people recipebut I know that having recipe that is good butno knows about is no use. So I want people to know the goodcooking recipe that I have and the only way todo that is to go into the food and beverageindustry. ”
18 Chefs offers good food, They train ex-convicts into chefs so that they can be able to work in the restaurant and thus able to integrate back into the society. I8 Chefs offers affordable price that is only slightly above the food court price.
Firstyear, the business was new, no resident around Simei know his business much and he also do not know Simei much. Even there are people who knows his business, they don’t trust the workers there. The income of the first two years was just enough to pay the pay of the workers, sometimes they have to take out money to cover up the lost of the company.