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Evon, Founder of Grandma’s Scones
“It all started with a desire for change. After working in the F&B industry in different positions for ten years, I just needed a new challenge. So, in 2014, I went to Le Cordon Bleu London to study for a patisserie diploma, before coming back to gain more experience as a pastry chef at hotels and restaurants.
The idea of becoming a food entrepreneur didn’t come to me until 2019. It wasn’t a quiet year for Hong Kong; I just wanted to do something positive to encourage people. Since scones are my favourite but there aren’t many places selling them here, I decided to launch my own Instagram shop, Grandma’s Scones
, last December. My scones are different from the traditional British kind. My version is less dry, thanks to buttermilk, and has a crunchy crust on the outside. I’ve also created unique flavours like taro and cinnamon apple. It takes time and hard work to perfect the recipes, but it’s all worth it when people love my products.