Bonnie Chung

What was your first-ever job? I worked in my parents’ restaurant from a young age, peeling sacks of carrots until my hands turned orange. Painfully, it was around the time when those ‘You’ve been Tango’d’ ads came out. 

What’s been your worst job interview? An interviewer once offered to help me with my coat as I was leaving by holding it up behind me so I could wiggle my arms in. It’s quite elegant when done right, but I missed the sleeve and punched him in the face.

What was the first music single you bought? Wonderwall by Oasis - still one of my karaoke classics!

How do you describe your job to your mates? I am on a mission to put miso in every kitchen cupboard in the world.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? When a customer tells us how impressed they are with our products - it makes all the hard work worthwhile! Also nothing beats the feeling of seeing Miso Tasty on store shelves.

What is the least rewarding part? The feeling of not being able to switch off outside office hours - there is always so much more to do!

What is your motto in life? Find your calling, then nurture it for the rest of your life.

What’s your nickname? Most people call me ‘Bon’ but a recent one has been ‘Del Boy’ - I see an opportunity in everything!

If you were allowed one dream perk what would it be? Beds in the office for afternoon naps - we tend to have rather large coma-inducing lunches at Miso Tasty!

What’s your favourite movie and why? Jiro Dreams of Sushi - it captures my fascination for Japanese food and I love its message about finding your calling.

What’s been the most embarrassing moment in your life? First day on the job as a chef in France. I couldn’t speak French so pointed at what I wanted. I ended up buying a €100 rare langoustine instead of a €10 lobster. I didn’t realise until my boss had to pay the account a month later.

If you could change one thing in the grocery industry what would it be? More women at the top! There is not enough gender diversity in grocery, which is odd given that most household shopping is done by women.