We are a casual dining full service restaurant operator under 3 brands: Marsino, Grand Avenue and Baba Nyonya. Marsino is a Chinese noodle specialist, Grand Avenue offers Thai cuisine while Baba Nyonya offers Malaysian cuisine. All of our restaurants are situated across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Our restaurants are supported by our central kitchen.
We believe our commitment to our corporate motto, ‘‘Taste with all one’s heart’’, has contributed to the strengthening of our brands and promoted customer loyalty.
Taste with all one’s heart
Our Management Team
Ms. Wong Suet Hing（黃雪卿）is an executive director of our Company and the chairlady of our Board. Ms. Wong worked together with her brother Mr. Wong Muk Fai Woody and her daughter Ms. Wong Sau Ting Peony from September 1999 in 美食特區 (Food Deli Special Zone). She co-founded our Group together with her brother, Mr. Woody Wong, in 2003 by establishing our Group’s first Marsino restaurant. She is primarily responsible for overseeing the overall operations and procurement of our Group including but not limited to handling suppliers relationship, approval of procurement, review of stock level and order size and approval on menu changes.
Being raised in a family engaging in the food and beverage industry operating a Hong Kong style dai pai dong（大牌檔）(an open-air food stall), both Ms. Wong and Mr. Woody Wong are devoted to the food and beverage industry. Ms. Wong has nearly 50 years of experience in this industry, since the 1960s when she was working in the dai pai dong known as Sui Yuen（瑞園）in To Kwa Wan.
Ms. Wong Sau Ting Peony（王秀婷）joined our Group in September 1999. She is an executive director and the chief executive officer of our Company and is responsible for overseeing our Group’s overall operations, strategic direction and business development. Ms. Peony Wong graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in bachelor of social science in May 1997 and a degree in master of business administration which was a distance learning course organised by University of South Australia in September 2005. Prior to her joining our Group, She worked at the office of Ms. Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, GBS, JP as her personal assistant from September 1997 to March 1998. Afterwards, she worked together with her mother Ms. Wong Suet Hing and her uncle, Mr. Woody Wong from September 1999 and was primarily responsible for overseeing the financial matters of 美食特區 (Food Deli Special Zone). Since 2003, Ms. Peony Wong has been delegated with the management of our restaurant brands and establishing our restaurant operations at shopping mall, such as La Dolce and Marsino at Metro Town Shopping Mall in 2010, Marsino at Amoy Plaza in 2013, and Grand Avenue restaurant at Citywalk I in 2014. Ms. Peony Wong is primarily responsible for negotiation with landlords of our Group’s restaurants, adapting and changing our Group’s cuisine mix to changes in the market.
Mr. Wong Chi Chiu Henry（黃智超）is an executive director of our Company. He joined our Group in September 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. He is primarily responsible for overseeing our Group’s overall financial accounting and reporting matters. Mr. Henry Wong received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Acadia University, Canada in August 1999 and obtained a master degree in business administration from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in August 2008. He is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since March 2006 and a certified public accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since January 2007. Mr. Henry Wong has over 16 years of experience in accounting and financing gained from different business entities, including Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu from September 2000 to March 2003. Prior to joining to our Group, his last position was a general manager in Multi Packaging Solutions Asia Sourcing Limited from March 2013 to July 2016, mainly responsible for finance, human resources and logistics functions. Mr. Henry Wong is also the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of our Company.
Independent non-executive Directors
Ms. Ng Yau Kuen Carmen（吳幼娟）was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 29 January 2018. She had worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for approximately 13 years in the Financial Services Assurance Department. Since leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers, she has been a practicing certified public accountant. Ms. Ng obtained a bachelor’s degree of business administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in May 1998, a master’s degree of business administration and a master’s degree of laws in corporate and financial law from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in November 2007 and the University of Hong Kong in November 2013, respectively. Since October 2017, Ms. Ng has been a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and she is currently the managing partner of Cypress Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Ng is currently an independent non-executive director of Get Nice Financial Group Limited (stock code: 1469), the issued shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, Koala Financial Group Limited (stock code: 8226), the issued shares of which are listed on GEM of the Stock Exchange, and IEV Holdings Limited, the issued shares of which are listed on Singapore Exchange.
Mrs. Cheung Lau Lai Yin Becky（張劉麗賢）was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 29 January 2018. She has over 25 years food safety and operation experience in catering, food retail, research and development, distribution and manufacturing industry in England, Hong Kong and China. She was an assistant food technologist in British Home Stores, England between July 1983 and February 1984, an assistant scientific officer at Flour Milling Baking Research Association, England in February to August 1984, a quality control and product development manager at Kenyons Fine Foods Ltd, England between October 1986 and July 1987, a technical manager at St Ivel Limited from August 1987 to May 1991, managing director and principal trainer at Best Key Food Hygiene Consultants, England from June 1991 to May 1994. Since 1983, Mrs. Cheung has been working in food safety related areas in England and Hong Kong. She is the chief executive officer of Best Key Consultants since 2007. Mrs. Cheung is currently the chairman of International Food Safety Association, and has served as a lecturer at both The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University. She obtained a bachelor degree in food science from the London South Bank University, United Kingdom in July 1985 and a postgraduate diploma in management studies from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom in October 1986. She was elected as a member of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (UK) in 1991 and a fellow member of Royal Society of Health in 1991 and a fellow member of the Royal Society for Public Health in 2011. She is a voting member and a registered trainer of The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health since 2011.
Mr. Yu Ronald Patrick Lup Man（余立文）was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 29 January 2018. He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Yu has over 20 years of experience in accounting, investment banking, and private equity investments. Mr. Yu holds a Bachelor of Informatics degree from Griffith University, Australia and a Master degree of Professional Accounting with University of Queensland, Australia. He is a fellow member of CPA Australia and fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Yu is currently an independent non-executive director of Homeland Interactive Technology Limited (stock code: 3798), the issued shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.
Mr. Cheung Shing Kang（張成耕）joined our Group on 1 July 2017 as Business Development Manager is mainly responsible for developing Japanese restaurant operations for us. Mr. SK Cheung has nearly 35 years of experience in the food and beverage industry with well known brands such as Beppu Group (formerly known as Beppu Menkan Management Limited), Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel and Cathay Pacific Catering (HK) Limited. He was a Demi Chef de Partie of Nadaman restaurant at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel from 1995 to 1996. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. SK Cheung had been the executive chef of Beppu Group, a group of Japanese style casual dining full-service chain restaurants operating about 6 Japanese ramen restaurants for 15 years. While Mr. SK Cheung was the executive chef of Beppu Group, he was responsible for overseeing the operation of the Japanese ramen restaurants.
Ms. Wong Suet Ching（黃雪貞）joined our Group on 10 September 2014 as food factory assistant and promoted to food factory manager at April 2017. She is mainly responsible for the operation of our central kitchen. Ms. SC Wong has nearly 40 years of experience in the food and beverage industry earned from running cha chaan teng with her husband prior to joining our Group.