In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the Vietnamese foodie is giving back to the team once again. All proceeds (minus food costs) made at the brand’s five Dubai outlets on January 21 (the eve of the celebration) were distributed among the restaurant’s 120 staff.
Lunar New Year, or Tet as it is known in Vietnam, is a time for family and friends to gather, as well as a time to invite good luck and good fortune for the coming year. A distinctive feature of Tết is the Hong Pao (red envelope). This includes a symbolic amount of money that the elder usually gives to the younger family members.
SME10x explored why tradition exists and what this means for Vietnamese foodie owner and executive chef Lily Hoa Nguyen.
Mr Nguyen said: Thanks to their hard work and dedication we have grown rapidly across Dubai with an amazing customer base. Decided to start this tradition inside. Lunar New Year is a very special occasion in Vietnam where everyone gathers with their loved ones to celebrate togetherness. We strive to bring joy and happiness to our team by imitating this ritual as it is done in our home country. This year he has 5 locations and he has 120 team his members, and the tradition is stronger than ever. ”
According to Nguyen, foodies in Vietnam are growing by more than 100% each year. “One of her key factors that has made this success possible is the strength of our dedicated team. They feel that this is their family and that they really belong. because,” she added.
The outlet’s Chinese New Year celebration is part of a wider ethos towards the team and its growth. Along with other initiatives, our annual tradition has a very positive impact on business and employee retention as it reflects our concern for employee growth and well-being.
Remon Botros, Operations Manager of Vietnam Foodies, commented: It makes me feel like I’m part of the family all day long. ”
Since it is a revenue share, the amount that the staff can earn on the day differs depending on the income of the day. As Chinese New Year falls on a Saturday this year, the team says he is receiving more than 500 dirhams per person, a company statement said. This is the fifth year that my parents’ restaurant has inherited the tradition.