OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY has come and gone, but it would be careless if we did not shine a spotlight on the hands that feed you through our other brands. While they might not appear in Cedele uniforms, they are still very much a part of our Cedele family. Like the many people we’ve featured in this ‘Hands that Feed’ series, these hardworking folks are dedicated to serving you the best - from grain bowls to fresh salads - from our other brands.

 

Toss & Turn is our own salad bar concept, opened in 2012 with the intention to offer healthy, customizable salads for all. 

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Henney Loh 
Store manager
Toss & Turn (ION Orchard)

How long have you worked here? 

I've been working for two and a half years. And I’ve been here [at the Ion Orchard branch] since my first day.

What would you order at Toss & Turn? 

A base of spinach leaves, cheese, roast chicken, corn, edamame, cranberries with Caesar dressing.

What do you like best about working here? 

My colleagues, especially the wonderful aunties who work really hard. Without them I really won’t be able to operate the outlet.

Share something about yourself. 

I like to watch anime. My favourite is One Piece.

 

Lee Nah
Café Associate
Toss & Turn (ION Orchard)

How long have you worked here? 

More than half a year.

What’s your favourite thing about working here? 

The teamwork – we’re like a family here. Everyone works together to get things done.

What would be your order at Toss & Turn? 

A base of spinach leaves, tuna, mushroom with a vinaigrette dressing

Share something people don’t know about you. 

I love to exercise! I do Zumba twice a week.

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Conceived as a refuge from the daily grind, Workspace Espresso Bar offers business professionals a respite from their busy work schedule, with a cup of specialty coffee and a hearty warm grain bowl.

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Chee Jing Jie
(also known as JJ)
Assistant Store Manager
Workspace Espresso Bar

 

How long have you been working at Workspace?

I’ve been here for more than a year. I started here soon after graduating from university.

What do you like best about your job?

I enjoy interacting with our customers. We get so many different people here, so it’s challenging and fun at the same time. It’s definitely a feel good factor to have regular customers who return again.

What motivates you to continue working?

Customers – I feel happy when I serve them and they feel happy and satisfied.

How would you describe Ms Cheng?

Motivating, intelligent, knowledgeable. Her confidence rubs off on others, it makes them feel confident too.

 

Alicia Koh
Store Manager & Head Barista
Workspace Espresso Bar

 

How long have you worked here?

I’ve been here for more than a year, since we opened. I was working as a barista in an independent café before this.

What is the most rewarding thing about working here?

The satisfaction in knowing that you brightened up someone’s day with good service.

Any great memories of your time here?

When my ex-customers from my old café found out that I worked here, they came by and have become regulars. That’s pretty special.

Share something that people don’t know about you.

I collect sneakers. But I don’t wear them to work because they will get dirty pretty quickly.

 
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Named after the dialect equivalent in Hokkien for ‘Eat’, Chiak pays homage to local homestyle flavours and is essentially a return to our roots. We connect tradition with modern twists to our dishes so that we can keep ideas fresh whilst serving real food that comforts you like home. 

 
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Ng Sin Yi
(affectionately known as Ah Bee)
Service leader & Store in-charge at Chiak

How long have you been working at Chiak? 

It’s been a year. Before this, I worked as a barista.

What do you like best about working at Chiak? 

I love how our team feels like family.

How have you grown in your role here? 

When I was asked to take charge of the store I felt a lot of pressure because I was afraid of the responsibilities. Now I am more confident of running the store, managing the ordering.

Any unforgettable experience in your year here? 

Our customers are really friendly. Some of our regulars even bring us gifts from their overseas trips or during the festive seasons (like Chinese New Year).

Share something people don’t know about you. 

I am trained in both traditional and western coffee styles.

Greater Lot is a collective foods store featuring a bakery, retail store and dining that supports your eating choices. With a superfoods menu, we are committed to serving natural and wholesome foods, a variety of bakes using unrefined sugar and natural beverages without additives to fuel you with the freshest we can get our hands on.

Jerry Er
Assistant Store Manager at Greater Lot

How long have you been working here? 

Just a short two months. I trained at the Cedele outlets at Robinsons Road and Wheelock Place before working at Greater Lot.

You’re pretty new to the company, do you have a favourite dish? 

I really like Cedele’s Chicken Mushroom Miso Chowder and Chocolate Banana Espresso cake. At Greater Lot, I enjoy our Beef Stir Fry & Prawn Grain Bowl.

What motivates you daily? 

Interacting with customers. It’s a great feeling to know that your customers are satisfied. It’s the small things, like the way they say goodbye when they leave.

Share 3 phrases you’d use to describe Ms Cheng. 

She is caring, passionate and pays great attention to detail.

What do you hope to achieve at Greater Lot? 

I hope to provide an environment where people enjoy working together. My hope is for the crew to pick up skills and progress as people in the F&B industry.

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AS WE WIND DOWN our 20th birthday celebration, let's not forget to commemorate the hands that prepare your food and drinks. Their constant hard work ensures that the quality of your meals stay tip top and we can continue to feed you well.

   
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Hernuddin Bin Syamsuddin
(also known as Heru)
Area chef

 

As an area chef, what do you do, other than cooking?

I look after 5 outlets and the staff in the kitchens.

How long have you worked here?

I’ve been here since 2006. I remember how on my first day, Ms Cheng personally taught me about our Cedele dishes in the Great World City outlet.

What’s your biggest challenge working in Cedele?

Mastering a new menu can be rather stressful. The challenging part is teaching the staff and ensuring the highest quality across all outlets.

How would you describe Ms Cheng?

She is a true businesswoman who really cares for the company. Without her talent and intelligence, Cedele won’t be where we are today. She is more than a boss, she really helped me so much, I feel extremely grateful and want to do my best for her.

Cheok Sin Soon
(Ah Soon)
Area Chef

 

How was your first day at Cedele?

My first day was 10 years ago at our Wheelock Place outlet, before it underwent renovations. I had to figure out the kitchen structure and learn how to make and wrap sandwiches. One week later I would learn how to cook our pastas and scrambled eggs.

What challenges do you face in your work here?

Initially I would learn a new dish at work and practise making it at home, to perfect it. I also struggle with my English, but being in Cedele has helped me improve.

What are you proud of, so far, in your time here?

It’s simple: I feel satisfied when a customer finishes the food I cook.

Share an unforgettable memory of your time in Cedele.

Not long after I joined the company, when I was working at our outlet at Wheelock place, one of the water pipes clogged and the kitchen was flooded, with water up to 3 inches high. We had to close the shop for the day and spend the day cleaning up but everyone was still committed to the task at hand and still kept positive.

Share something people don’t know about you.

Before Cedele, I worked in a Chinese restaurant, which was very busy without any time to rest. I had to clean seafood and would take 3 minutes to clean a box of 30 crabs.

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nigel barista

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Nigel Lee
Barista & Beverage Development Executive

 

How long have you worked in Cedele and how does a typical day at work look like for you?

Before I joined Cedele, I was working shifts in 3 different cafes. I’ve been here for a year now. I go to the different outlets to check on the coffee quality and conduct training for our staff. I also come up with new beverage products for special occasions like the festive seasons.

What do you enjoy about working in Cedele?

Other than the chance to improve my coffee skills, I really enjoy meeting new people. It could be the customers I encounter or the staff I meet at various outlets.

In your one year in Cedele, what are you proud of achieving?

I’m proud of our coffee quality, as well as the Turmeric Honey Latte. It took months to research and experimenting to create it from scratch.

How have you personally changed since you joined Cedele?

I’ve started reading food labels, and started eating salads!

Do you have a favourite outlet?

I enjoy working at our newest concept, Greater Lot, because there’s more interaction with the customers, not just grab-and-go.

 
  ndp bake sale

Updated on 8 Aug: Our CBD outlets are closed during National Day but you can get your baked goods and other Cedele food at all other outlets during the National Day public holiday. Click here to locate your nearest Cedele outlet.

WE'RE CELEBRATING SINGAPORE'S 52nd birthday with a bake sale! We're offering 20% off all our baked items that you takeaway: our cakes, pastries and breads. From 7 August to 10 August, drop by one of our outlets to pick up some baked goodies for your National Day plans. Head down to your nearest Cedele to grab some great bakes or if you’re heading out to see the fireworks on National Day and need some last minute picnic supplies, our Raffles City and Suntec City outlets are open and nearest to the parade grounds.

Here are some of our top recommendations that you can count on this National Day:

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If you're looking for local flavours this National Day, try our Gula Melaka Pandan cake. The soft, aromatic pandan cake is layered with kaya (steamed egg pandan custard) before it is frosted with a sweet-salty layer of gula melaka cream cheese and a sprinkling of fresh coconut flakes.

We also offer pound cakes which come in a wide variety of flavours. They're great for sharing, especially if you're going to be out watching the fireworks with a group of friends. Our Almond Semolina sugee cake is inspired by the old style Eurasian sugee cakes, textured with ground almond and semolina and scented with rose water. Other flavours include the citrusy Yuzu Cranberry and the popular Pandan Butter cake.

  Cedele bread bake sale  

Looking for a hearty loaf? We hold true to our ethos by making our breads without improvers, emulsifiers, premixes or artificial ingredients. We combine natural ingredients like fresh unbleached flour from a local mill every week, combining it with labourious traditions like a long fermentation process to honour the quality of slow preparation to yield our signature artisan breads. Choose from the heart-friendly Wholemeal 4 Seeds loaf to the flavourful and moist crumb of our Wholemeal Beetroot boule.

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For sweet breads, try our low- fat Cinnamon Swirl, or smaller rolls which you can grab on-the-go. Pick up a classic Hot Cross Bun or a Raisin Brioche roll before you head over to watch the NDP fireworks, or how about some light bites with our buttery, flaky and just downright delicious pastries. We've got a selection that varies from outlet to outlet, but be sure to count on chocolate croissants, fruit tarts or savoury quiches as a midday snack to keep the picnic going!

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Have a great time at our bake sale, and here's to more years of independence as a nation!