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Jakarta Post

Professional chefs gather to empower culinary entrepreneurship

  • Nina A. Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, February 11, 2020   /  02:34 pm
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A member of Chef Republic, a community of chefs in Jakarta, cooks fried beef noodles at a booth at Thamrin 10 on Jan. 24.(JP/Yunindita Prasidya)

For the approximately 200 members of Chef Republic, the professional chef community is much more than just a place to share recipes or stories about challenges they face in the kitchen; it is a place to find jobs, give back to society and even to get support for their retirement plans.  “We created Chef Republic in 2009. At first it was a place for us to hang out together and share new recipes, but along the way, we felt like we had to do something more to help members and give back to society,”  Rizal Djarot from Chef Republic told The Jakarta Post recently. Rizal said the community helped its members, especially those who wanted to retire, launch their own culinary businesses. “Our main focus in 2020 is encouraging our members to be entrepreneurs. We want to help chefs who want to retire or members who no longer want to work in t...