Monday, January 17, 2011

Gotta Start Somewhere....why not here??

My name is Ms. Beverley Chow from Keningau. I graduated in Tourism & Business Management at Western Michigan University USA year 2000.  I have had two (2) years of working Internship at “The Lodge at Yarrow” Augusta Michigan.  I received my professional training here pretty much covered all departments. I came back to Kota Kinabalu in year 2000 October and started working since.  My first job was as a Tour consultant at a well known travel agent in Sabah, Wildlife Expeditions Sdn Bhd.  I left after 3 years of servicing the company and moved to hotel industry; begin with Nexus Karambunai Resort,Shangri-La Hotel, Le Meridien Hotel Kota Kinabalu & Sutera Harbour Resort & Spa.  Throughout my hotel journey, I have always been in sales & marketing department dealing with catering events for Corporate, Government, Social & Weddings.  I stride into restaurant panaroma in 2007 at @mosphere Revolving Restaurant  (fine dining) in Kota Kinabalu as a Sales Manager.  I enjoyed every moment of my journey in the service industry.  Each station was my best training ground & I love working with my team especially at Le Meridien Hotel &  @tmosphere Restaurant, that was the best experience ever and I miss them all! 
I am very passionate about Food.  I love tasting, detailing & presenting food. My attempt to open up a café/restaurant has been postpone for many years, I never had the courage to start my own. Today, I challenge & humble myself to start from the bottom; be it under the sun, in the pouring rain, unfamiliar places, etc. I wanted to experience the game of gaining and hopefully with my determination and faith in God I will make it one day!!  Furthermore, I came from a catering family business background.  My mother was a caterer and had operated a restaurant in Keningau many years ago.

I started off by selling “Nasi Lemak Nyonya”.  At that time, I've got my food supply from Nyonya Corner in Karamunsing.  I enrolled myself in any public events such as “Hari Pelandang" KPD, Flea Market (Tamu)  every chance I've got & I did lunch boxes delivery to offices just to try out the market.  I have got tremendous great feedback from my clients & I was happy that the food orders were consistent.  I continue supplying food to offices on daily basis and to my surprise I started receiving enquiries about catering private function.

I am pleased with chef’s performance and made an effort to meet him. Chef Mursidi Bin Tornah, 33, a local Sandakan guy that has been working in the Kitchen department since he was 17 years of age.  He traveled to several countries outside of Malaysia to gain his knowledge.  His last service was at Sofitel Dubai six (6) months ago. He came back to Kota Kinabalu to start fresh and hoping to start up his own business.  I was impressed at his talent and started asking more about his practice in the Kitchen.   I learned to see his capability of cooking various kind of food from Malay (his strength), Chinese, Continental, Japanese & Korean.  His talent does not end in cooking; nevertheless he is also a professional culinary artist. 
I find a balance skills that Chef and I have.  Therefore, I have asked Chef Mursidi to team up with me as a freelance caterer. My role is to capture sales and market our products and services; while Chef is the end product.  We have been operating for more than two (2) months. For a time being, Chef is cooking at his premise.

Based on two (2) months record, we have catered for several companies & home basis for instance Essoil & Draus, SESB, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Celcom, DiGi, Good Earth Travel Agent, KKIPC, Kinabalu Sawit and just to name a few. 

In addition, we have done an event at Central Shopping Plaza on January 2nd, 2011 for kids Cupcakes designs.  We have also planned a year calendar activities & promotions to continue the interest and to motivate us to build rapport to the public and existing clientele.  

We are enjoying the journey & hoping to expand & grow in the future.  We do not see much of a profit yet, as it is a little too early to determine.  Therefore, we seek support from friends and familly to allow us to strengthen & develop solid business.

Today we continue our journey in God's will and time we will be sucessful ....MY DREAM IS MY DRIVE BMW (Bring More Wealth)...*wink*

Enjoy my newly learned blog he he he

Thank you for reading :)



  1. Congrats! You did the right thing by following your dream. Ok mah start sure it's gonna go far. Post more pictures la. Will spread the word for you.

    Cheers Darl! Hugz

  2. Thank you Babe, I hope so..slowly but surely :) Will post more pictures for sure :)

  3. What tremondous courage, young lady! Two thumbs up!

  4. really admire your enthusiasm, u go girl!!

  5. Congrats on your Quick Takes! So proud of you!!!

  6. Thank you dear friends, I appreciate your comments. It means a lot to me and hopefully it's a dream come true!! Happy holidays!

  7. Thanks girl! Congratulations on your wedding day soon! So happy for you!!