Many couples are now opening their own restaurants with the goal of sharing not just good food, but also their love. Here are some people who not only found their life partners, but also their business partners.
4 Couples Who Prove that Life Partners Can be Business Partners, Too!
Crystal is a doctor, while Alfred is a pastry chef. They decided to put up their own cafe so Alfred could do whatever he wants and bake what he wants without any limitations. While he works in the kitchen, Crystal manages the operations of the cafe. The cafe is barely three months old, so the couple really wants to be as hands-on as possible. Named after their son Theo, Crystal says that Theo’s Baked + Brewed Cafe is built on the love for their son and Alfred’s passion for cooking.
3. Cassie and Niño Laus, Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge
For years as a chef, Ninyo has worked for different hotels and restaurants, but his biggest dream was always to open his restaurant where he could be as creative as he want. Working on a budget, they chose to turn their ancestral home to what is now Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge. Cassie said that being a chef can be very stressful, so they created an environment that is very relaxing and has a Tagaytay feel. They are also very hands-on; they are there everyday. And hear this: Ninyo can even make an off-the-menu dish free of charge! What makes their tandem work is that they don’t clash at all. Ninyo takes care of the kitchen and Cassie manages the operations of the restaurant.
Starting as a home-based business, Monika and Jonathan’s cakes will surely send you down memory lane. Jonathan’s family has a bakery in Taytay, and they wanted to promote it here in Manila. They were at the grocery buying ingredients for their business when Monika saw a bag of candies and told Jonathan to turn them into a cake. They found a place at Maginhawa, and thus, The Baker’s Table was born. Jonathan says that they want their customers to reminisce their childhood through their cakes.
It all started with an order from their friend who wanted a cake for her son’s Easter-themed party. For four years, Aila and Zach Yonzon kept their business solely online. She used to bake cupcakes and sell them to her friends until one day she decided to open her own cafe. Zach, who used to be a professional gamer and blogger, is now the main artist of the cafe. He was even featured in an online British newspaper for his mad coffee art skills. None of them had formal training in baking or at being a barista, though. Aila says that it is all just thanks to the Internet!
Teamwork and communication are the key to a lasting relationship. With that said, a restaurant owned by couples can be gone in a blink of an eye when that couple loses either of the two.
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