Jabez Tan

Chef Jabez Tan, the founder of Soon Huat is an ex-offender himself with total 13 years imprisonment and 12 strokes of cane due to drug related offences.

With strong determination to break away from his addiction and his old lifestyle after being converting to a Christian, Chef Jabez decided to pick up cooking skills in Changi prison during his last term. After his discharge, he started off as a kitchen dishwasher but soon became main chef due to his outstanding culinary skills.  Chef Jabez then came up with a Bak Kut Teh recipe from scratch and started Soon Huat Ba Kut Teh, a social enterprise F&B business to provide ex-offenders  and the less privileged in the community meaningful employment opportunities.

Jabez Tan

Chef-owner

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