Who does not love food.
I am sure there are, some.
I am not one of them.
However I am not the crazy one, who would drive to some places to have the meals, just because it is so good.
I remember once we headed to Georgetown to collect the tiles which we ordered, and the seller offered us to follow them to try the best Penang Hokkien Meet, aka, prawn mee. When we got there, the stall owner informed us, 2 hours waiting period.
We did not eat the so called famous Hokkien Mee, unlike many others, whom may have thought drove 3-4 hours up north, what is that 2 hours to wait for a tiny bowl of Hokkien Mee. Not us.
I had have Prawn Noodle in other parts of Bukit Mertajam, Georgetown and perhaps in Glenmarie, which I think are great, for my taste.
Thanks to David Chew, the BFM taiko, we were at BFM Enterprise Breakaway session which focused on food.
We met many people in food business and we thought we will never see in life. Other than the key Gaggan Arnand, we met Insidescope, MyBurgerLab, OffPeak, Ganga @ Bangsar, our friends Fredy and Wendy’s favourite and invested interest Kurvings, slow juicer, Pete Teo and our friend chef Joe’s another friend Jeff Ramsey, and many others.
The event provides a great platform for people whom are in food business and as well as interested to be it, to come and meet, collaborate.
We witnessed case studies on how social media and media work for food business. We heard from Noble Group and The Big Rajah (I never heard of the caterer before) went through the tough business environment and survived.
Something I think many attendees may have missed in asking – how to start food business without much money? How to innovate in food business?
Just like any business, entering into something, one needs commitment.
I am glad I did with Retna in 2001, started About Communication. Many of the speakers spoke about partnership. Find one you could trust, and I see many food business with husband and wife team, making storm in the industry.