A friend tagged me a photo (on Facebook) of his homemade healthy sandwiches made from our Low GI bread recently bought at our Batu Bersurat branch. A “simple yet delightful sandwich” indeed. Our Low GI bread now comes in loafs which is available at both Batu Bersurat as well as JPMC branch.
Brunei’s Health Promotion Centre, under the Ministry of Health, has officially launched the “Healthy Restaurant” program last weekend with the aim of encouraging restaurants and eateries around Brunei to come up with more healthy options in their menu. The launch was officiated by the Deputy Permanent Secretary of MoH, Dr Hjh Rahmah Hj Md Said, and attended by several Heads of Department including Dr Awang Zainal Ariffin bin Haji Awang Yahya, General Director, Ministry of Health.
So far, 3 restaurants have been selected to participate on this pilot program and it is an honor that Mr Baker’s Cafeteria is one of the chosen ones. To be eligible, certain criteria must be fulfilled including the screening of food recipes and ingredients used in our products. When asked by Dr Hjh Rahmah what are the popular dishes in our menu, I explained that we only serve healthy sandwiches, muffins and salads. Our sandwiches are so easy to prepare that our customers can actually make them at home, saving the hassle of eating out. Dr Hjh Rahmah, a bread lover, asked for my recommendation and without any doubt, I recommended Jan Shim‘s most favorite bread, the Muesli bread. Both Dr Hjh Rahmah and Dr Awg Zainal Ariffin sampled the muesli bread and they are impressed.
Every beginning of the year, I would look back and ask myself what I had achieved in the past 12 months. Year 2013 had been a great year for Mr Baker as a whole. We developed specialty muffins under Muffins&Co., collaborating with Brunei’s Health Promotion Centre on their healthy restaurant program and months of products development with an international franchise establishment landed us a deal which is going to keep our production line busy for a good period of time. However, my greatest moment in 2013 is none other than reaching the summit of Mount Kinabalu on 18th December 2013.
I started training for #MountKK2013 in August last year after the month of Ramadhan. Most of my training was at Bukit Shahbandar. The first attempt was a nightmare as I could barely catch my breath right after the first concrete steps. If you are a regular of Shahbandar, you would know exactly which concrete steps I am referring to. It was then I realized that I had to work harder in order to reach the summit as I know there isn’t going to be any easy way. I was pretty much determined (and disciplined) that I literally set a 90-day #MountKK Challenge on my personal Facebook account and monitored the progress on daily basis.
To read more about our Mount Kinabalu unforgettable experience, do visit Cyril’s blog HERE.
I recently fall in love with the smoked beef sandwich which we called “Healthy Beef Roll”. Customers may request for the type of bread to be used for their healthy rolls such as wholemeal, low gi, multigrain, focassia rosemary and rye bread etc. My favorite bread has to be the Honey Almond roll which is my usual post workout meal.
Had an impromptu conversation with a food scientist working for an international food industry yesterday who complimented that the muffins by Muffins&Co are very unique which taste just like the good old traditional recipe of English muffins. The texture is compact and heavy unlike other muffins sold elsewhere. Her favorite is Coconut Almond Muffin amongst the others. And today, while I was discussing a potential business collaboration with a young entrepreneur who just returned from the States recently, she told me how much she loves our muffins and totally didn’t expect to see this type of muffins being sold here. Her thoughts of the muffins: Healthy and Natural. Her favorite is Pistachios and Granola muffin.
When I shared the idea of celebrating our 5th anniversary hiking at Bukit Shahbandar, I didn’t expect to get a positive feedback from the staffs. Instead, everyone seems to be very enthusiastic and looking forward to it. So this is it, we closed all our branches today (including Muffins&Co) for a good workout session.
We have come a long way to be who we are today and we couldn’t thank you all more for the continuous loyal support in believing that Mr Baker is the healthier choice. We are officially 5 years old tomorrow which also marks the first anniversary of Mr Baker’s Cafeteria. We choose to celebrate it today in order for children and parents to be able to participate together with us as today is a day off for them due to the national celebration of Teacher’s Day.
Last but not least, I would like to dedicate this post to my family, friends and relatives for the moral support all these years. Not to forget those working at Mr Baker, especially Chef Abe, Chef Lezel and our supervisor Siti Sarah who have been with us since Day 1. Thank you Jan Shim for the inspiration, Shaun Hoon and Datin Rafeah for the words of wisdom, Amirul from The Brunei Times, Ridwan and Thanis for the good food and the social media big brothers Tiger Lim and Rano Iskandar. Special thanks go to iCentre, JPMC, DST Communications, Telbru, BIBD, Asia Inc Forum, Health Promotion Centre (The Ministry of Health) and The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.
We are back again this year at DST Corporate Raya open house which was held on Thursday (22/08/2013) at DST Headquarters, Tungku Link. The theme for this year is “Garden”. We were in charge of their main desserts last year but this time, the organizing team would like to have healthy sandwiches in their menu. To make it interesting, these sandwiches were made to order at the venue itself from the selection of breads which include rye bread, multigrains, Low GI and wholemeal bread. We brought along our 6′ chiller to ensure the ingredients were refrigerated properly as the whole event ran from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
We arrived DST lobby at around 6:30AM to get ourselves prepared as we anticipated, based on experience last year, guests would come earlier than scheduled. Other caterers for this event are Fratinis, Misato Teppanyaki, Countrypatch, RBC, Mulaut Abbatoir BBQ, Dreamcones and The Colony Tearoom.
We cater for corporate events, kids party and special occassions. For enquiries, please contact 2426020 (Batu Bersurat) or 8768770 (Eric) for details.