About Our Founder.. In the desperate search for love and acceptance, which were missing from his childhood, Jabez Tan (founder and main chef of Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh) was introduced to a secret society at the age of 12.
Thereafter, he got involved in gang fights, theft, drug abuse & drug trafficking. As the result, Jabez was sentenced to a total of 13 year in prison and 12 strokes of cane. He was hopelessly travelling down the destructive road of drug and crime for more than 20 years. However, Jabez’s life took a turn in 2003 when he became a Chrsitian during his
last term in prison. Inspired by the transformed lives of other ex-convicts, he determined to BREAK FREE from the bondage of drug and his old lifestyle. With no formal training, Jabez started off as a kitchen dishwasher in Changi Prison. He soon became main chef due to his outstanding culinary skills. Little did he know that his experience in the prison kitchen would be of great value to him. In 2011, he came up with a Bak Kut Teh recipe from the scratch and started his F&B business with a good cause.