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Mun Chan

Restaurant Owner


Mun is no stranger to the restaurant business. Moving to Australia as a young child, she received her first hands on experience as a line chef in the kitchen of her family’s Chinese restaurant. In her mid twenties she moved out of the kitchen to learn the business side of operations, co-founding a pan-Asian restaurant with her father and siblings. But in 1994 she decided to strike out on her own and moved to New York City to work in the fashion industry with DKNY.

A native of Hong Kong, she grew up surrounded by a uniquely Asian aesthetic that worked well in fashion. But soon after arriving in the United States Mun discovered that it was the values of raw dining that fit perfectly into her own esthetic philosophy.

With few culinary options for her new found lifestyle, Mun decided to take matters into her own hands. Putting her previous experience to work, she and her partner, Dan opened the gourmet raw food restaurant, Quintessence, in the East Village of Manhattan in November of 1999.

Mun manages and directs the day-to-day operations, manages the bookkeeping, and makes all purchasing decisions. And though her position keeps her out of the kitchen, her love of the business and passion for great tasting, healthy cuisine continues to inspire the gourmet dishes that make Quintessence such a success.”

Mun's recent posts

10 Thanksgiving Marketing Ideas

3 Ways to Give Employees Year-End Bonuses

5 Ways to Promote Extended Holiday Hours

7 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From the Game of Basketball

Another NEW APP to Save Time!

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Are you too busy to take care of your body?

Are you using Automated Marketing Platform?

Are your Apple devices protected from the Turkish Crime Family?

Arising yet another new trend in the food industry...

Community Sourced Agriculture

Crowdfunding: Can I Use it to Raise Money?

Customer Rewards Program

Do you have a powerful personality?

Email Platform that does more than just email?

Ever need a repair guy?

Feng Shui for your business?

Food Disclaimer

Gift Card Issue Resolved! :-)

Have you heard of this peculiar Food Delivery Regulations?

Healthy Grilling Tips to Minimize Carcinogens in Your Food

Helpful website to fight Verizon's battle

Ideas to diversify your menu

How Often Should You Post on Social Media?

How are you marketing to men vs. women?

How can restaurant charge monthly access fee?

How do I shoo away people smoking in front of my restaurant?

How do you deal with an obvious competitor's bad review on Yelp?

How does the Election affect your business?

I feel so helpless in fighting the battle with Verizon...

Interesting review of ways to fight skyrocketing rents

Keeping that restroom fresh

Liability reminder around gender indentity

NYC can enforce menu salt warnings

Neighborhood betterment

New "Dining with Dogs" Rule

New Grammar Check App

Number 1 reason to keep a clean bathroom

Our changing New York

Service Dogs Regulations NYC

Some ideas to boost Holiday Sales...

Thumbs up to "SendaGuy" App

Trader Joe's on 14th btw A and B

Trending in NYC: Thai-Style Ice Cream Rolls

Veganism movement is getting stronger than ever!

what to put in your employee manual

Why are restaurant sales dropping

Watch out Verizon Customers!

Ways to boost sales during down time

Webcam rocks!

What do you know about Business Etiquette?

What happened to NYC's Neighborhood Merchant Associations?

What's Next in Customer Engagement?

eliminating tipping?

how to win the hearts of your employees so they will feel like working with family?

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