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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IN OUR PREVIOUS POSTS, we've talked about what inspired Toss & Turn and Workspace Espresso Bar. CHIAK, on the other hand, is essentially a return to our roots. 'Chiak' is the dialect equivalent in Hokkien for 'Eat'. Conceived as a homage to local homestyle flavours, 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.

Our Kopi

chiak coffee

At Chiak, we embrace and challenge all things traditional - especially our coffee. Sourcing from Bali, Indonesia, we've crafted a divine blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. While most local kopi is roasted with sugar and margarine, we take it up a notch and roast them with pure butter to bring out the rich caramel flavours and full-bodied taste - all without trans fat.

Food

chiak toast

Don't you love kaya toast with your piping hot kopi in the morning? We've taken these local favourites and designed our Chiak Toast set. Try our Pandan Kaya & Butter toast, or be adventurous with the Black Sesame butter & Vanilla Custard toast.

chiak pumpkin porridge

If that doesn't fill you up for breakfast, nourish your body with our comforting, creamy pumpkin porridge. Ours is served with pulled chicken or stewed peanuts, top with antioxidant-rich goji berries, scallions and garlic oil.

Get creative

chiak bowl  

Start your Chiak bowl with a choice of noodles, rice or salad. Build it up with comforting Asian proteins - think juicy melt-in-your-mouth belly pork char siew, addictive spicy basil chicken and tasty red miso salmon. Balance it with your choice of vegetarian sides. Highlights include Wakame fungus salad, mango mixed salad and sous vide eggs. Bring it to life with crunchy toppings and homemade dressing or slow-cooked soothing chicken or miso broths. Get creative, do it your way.

Sandwiches

chiak mantou

We've taken liberties with our sandwiches, combining Western baking techniques with a favourite Asian food. Our fluffy butter brioche sandwiches are shaped like a mantou and bursting with our signature flavours. Choose between the succulent baked pork belly, custardy prawn otah or sesame pulled chicken.

Visit Us

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Visit us and you'll most likely find Ah Bee (pictured above) serving you behind the counter. Chiak is located at Mapletree Business City. Drop by for a comforting bowl of noodles and some really good kopi.