Franklin Service Hero Johnny Shin Chez Bean Cafe, Tuakau
Not only that, but their coffee and great range of food is delicious. Johnny has been in the hospitality industry for over eight years and was originally a chef in a bustling Auckland City. After searching in the Auckland area for a cafe to buy, he was drawn to Chez Bean and purchased it immediately after viewing it in April 2014. Johnny says the community has been incredibly accepting of his family and culture.
“My customers are more than just that to me. I consider them my mentors, as well as family. When I am having a bad day, they offer me advice and are very encouraging. I really enjoy the people from this community, they are very helpful. Before I was just a chef, now I get to see and hear my customers enjoy their meals. It is very rewarding.” Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post