Food shows have made a lot of people think that surviving in the food industry is an easy task. They watch the shows and think it’s a glamorous life. Some jump in head first and fail, while others follow a more logical path, doing their research and working with experts already in the business before embarking on their own journeys.
Allen Tan is one of those people who used to watch the The Food Network and think about how much fun it would be, but luckily he took the ‘research-first’ route. After graduating from McMaster University with a degree in Economics he travelled across Asia. Upon his return he realized that the corporate life just wasn’t for him. He started putting all of his energy into starting his own food business, which he’s found to be more rewarding, and infinitely more fun.
I met up with Allen at a downtown location where…
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