Our Story

The Special Culinary Centre

Joan Bowen Café was set up to enable and empower people with special needs to have meaningful employment. The café is special because it serves quality healthy food prepared and served by some very special people.

The Story of Joan Bowen

Joan Bo-Wen Khong is our special needs daughter, and the café named after her was started as a social enterprise that provides training and employment opportunities to the special needs individuals. It grew to become a community of Joan’s school mates and others, where they work and enjoy social activities together. After a decade, we took a 3-year sabbatical to recharge and during this time Joan has explored more of the world through running in competitions, visiting different cities and acquiring new culinary skills. We are happy and proud that many of the Joan Bowen alumni has found meaningful jobs and has grown up as responsible adults.

With our re-opening, we will maintain the original vision and mission of the café of enabling and empowering special needs individuals with F&B skills, and help them lead meaningful lives.

Guided by experienced chefs, our team will continue to offer good quality menu choices.

 
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Our Special Moments

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