Interview with Wayne Yoon, Outto Dine Sdn Bhd

Weissbrau, Spasso Milano, Penang, Straits Quay
Wayne Yoon, Director of Northern Operations of Outto Dine

The Yum List talks with Wayne YOON, (aka the friendly Korean waiter) Director of the Outto Dine Group and Manager of Spasso Milano and Weissbrau Straits Quay. 

What do you do and how did you get into the industry?
I am the
Director of the Northern Operations for the Outto Dine Group, where I manage
the daily operations of Spasso Milano Straits Quay as well as Weissbrau Straits
Quay. I am someone who likes
visiting new places, because in the process of doing that I get to meet and
interact with people from different walks of life, while at the same time being
exposed to different cuisine. I chose the hospitality industry because of the
great opportunities to experience and interact with different cultures and
Where have you lived around the world?
In my
early days, I lived in countries including Bangladesh, India, USA, Switzerland, France,
Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan. After years of working in the hotel sector and
then a brief stint in the cruise liner sector, I finally settled in Malaysia –
because of the culture and food diversity that this country offered, as well as
making sure I have a steady home for my two kids.
Share with us an interesting story from one of your postings.
Every posting is interesting,
challenging, and a learning experience. I can’t single out one.
What’s the best/ worst part of your job?
The best
thing about my job is I get to meet so many different people, whilst getting to
enjoy some good food together.
thing I like least about my job is when a guest calls to make a reservation,
and then they don’t turn up. For me, making a reservation is not informing – it
is a promise that you will come. The frustrating part is when the guest does
not answer our calls or reply to our messages after we try to contact them to
enquire about their attendance.
What’s your favourite Malaysian food?
Beef Rendang
What’s your favourite meal at Weissbrau/ Spasso…?
Weissbrau: Crispy Pork Knuckle,
Homemade Herb Sausages, Mussel Seaman Pot, Flammkuchen, Caesar Salad, Chocolate
Spasso: Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella
Cheese Pizza, Ricotta Spinach Ravioli, Aglio Olio Pasta, Garlic Focaccia Bread,
Millefoglie, Tiramisu.
What’s your perfect food and wine pairing?
Crispy Pork Knuckle paired with
Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese Pizza
paired with Pinot Grigio
What can guests look forward to in terms of Food and Beverage with the
Outto Dine group in 2013?
philosophy for Outto Dine will always be the same – Good Food, Good Service and
Good Dining Experience. We have held on to this philosophy before 2013 and we
plan to continue practicing this philosophy regardless what year it is.
Thanks Wayne. We look forward to placing an order of Pork Knuckle and Shiraz at Weissbrau very soon. 
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One Comment

  1. ooo, i don't think i've met wayne yet, but will keep an eye out for him if i'm at any of his outlets! 😀

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