Bonnie Wong doesn’t have a business card; she has a QR code on a mobile phone – and people can scan it to obtain her contact details. She is no doubt a product of the digital age, weaned in a culture of “instant” information, messaging and virtual shopping. Which also suggests she is quick to adopt new ideas in an era rich in innovation.
Wong is the perfect fit for the food and beverage (F&B) industry, which needs new ideas to refresh and survive. So, when she asked her father, Anthony, in 2013 if there was a vacancy in his F&B company, he did not bat an eyelid. Creative Eateries was the company he founded in 1992, and it is behind the Hot Stones Steak and Seafood Restaurant.
Today the company owns a range of Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Western restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan. Under its umbrella are popular brands such as Thai restaurant Bangkok Jam, hot pot eatery Suki-Ya, and Vineyard, a restaurant in Hort Park serving French and Italian food.
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