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A Brief History of Han's Café 

“Study the past if you would define the future.” 

Confucius 

1977 

Mr Han Choon Fook, then a civil servant, offered cakes made by his brother Choon Kuang to 
colleagues and friends, which receive excellent comments on the quality. Choon Kuang was a 
baker at the former Red House Bakers and Confectioners Shop in Victoria Street. 

 

1978

The popularity of his brother's cakes inspired Choon Fook to quit his job to open a small 
bakery with his siblings in Upper Thomson Road. 

 

1980 

The first Han's cafe opened in The Arcade. It acquires a reputation for 'quality food at budget 
prices' serving Hainanese mainstays such as pork chops and chicken rice to pasta dishes 
and homemade soups. 

 

2003

Han's Cafe opened its biggest outlet called The Tasty Town, covering an area of about 15,000 
sq feet at the Great Eastern Centre in the Central Business District. 

 

2004 

Han's cafe received the Superbrands Award, which recognises its Market Dominance, 
Customer Loyalty, Longevity, Overall Market Acceptancy, and Goodwill. 

 

2005 

Han's expands steadily and now has more than 20 outlets islandwide. Today, its food menu 
has over 200 items, from western favourites, pastas to local delights, sundaes to 
smoothies, etc. Its bakery menu also offers a wide range of cakes and pastries available at all 
outlets. 

 

2006 

1. Mr. Han Choon Fook was received the award of “Entrepreneur of the Year” from The Association of                             Small Medium Enterprise 

2. Opened First Halal outlet, Namely,  Hanis Café

 

2008 

1. Joined the “Fair Employment Partner” from The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment                       Practices (TAFEP)  

2. Received “Approved Training Organization” from Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)

 

2009 

  1. Received HACCP certification from TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd for Han’s Bakery & Confectionary Pte Ltd

 

2010

1. Awarded “Singapore Service Star” from the Singapore Tourism Board 

2. Awarded “Singapore Service Class” certification (S-CLASS) for business excellence from SPRING Singapore for         Han’s Café & Cake House Pte Ltd

3. Received the Singapore Top 500 Small Medium Enterprise from the ranking body and publisher, DP Information           Group for Han’s (F&B) Pte Ltd 

4. Received the Singapore Top 500 Small Medium Enterprise from the ranking body and publisher, DP Information           Group for Han’s Café & Cake House Pte Ltd 

5. Received May Day “50 Model Partnership Awards 2010” (Individual Category) Award from National Trade Union           Congress

 

2011

1. Awarded “Singapore Service Star Award” from Singapore Tourism Board.

2. Received HACCP certification from TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd for Hanis Café & Bakery Pte Ltd

3. Awarded “Singapore Service Class” certification (S-CLASS) for business excellence from SPRING Singapore for         Hanis Café & Bakery Pte Ltd

4. Received SS540:2008 for Business Continual Management(BCM) from certification  body of TUV SUD PSB Pte           Ltd  for Han’s Group of Companies

5. Awarded “Epicurean Star Award” of Maybank Business Excellence Award  from Restaurant Association of                   Singapore for Han’s (F&B) Pte Ltd

6. Received Leaders category of “Enabling Employee Award” from Singapore National Employers Federation

7. Received the Singapore Top 1000 Small Medium Enterprise from the ranking body and publisher, DP Information         Group for Han’s Café & Cake House Pte Ltd

8. Received the Singapore Top 1000 Small Medium Enterprise from the ranking body and publisher, DP Information         Group for Hanis Café & Bakery Pte Ltd

9. Received the Singapore Top 1000 Small Medium Enterprise from the ranking body and publisher, DP Information         Group for Han’s (F&B) Pte Ltd

10. Attained Bizsafe Certificate  Level 3 from Workplace Safety and Health Council  for Han’s Group of Companies

 

2012

1. Received Leaders category of  “Enabling Employee Award” from Singapore National Employers Federation 

2. Received the Singapore Top 1000 SME’s from the ranking body and publisher, DP Information Group for                     Han’s Café & Cake House Pte Ltd

3. Received the Singapore Top 1000 SME’s from the ranking body and publisher, DP Information Group for                     Hanis Café & Bakery Pte Ltd

4. Received the Singapore Top 1000 SME’s from the ranking body and publisher, DP Information Group for                     Han’s (F&B) Pte Ltd

 

2013

1. Appointed as Business Continual Management ambassador (F&B) by Singapore Business Federation

2. Received the Singapore Top 1000 Small Medium Enterprise from the ranking body and publisher,                                 DP Information Group for Han’s (F&B) Pte Ltd

3. Received the Singapore Top 1000 Small Medium Enterprise from the ranking body and publisher,                                 DP Information Group for Han’s Café & Cake House Pte Ltd

4. Received the Singapore Top 1000 Small Medium Enterprise from the ranking body and publisher,                                 DP Information Group for Hanis Café & Bakery Pte Ltd

5. Received May Day “Model Partnership Awards 2013” (Institutional Category) Award from National Trade Union             Congress

 

2014

1. Received the Singapore Top Small Medium Enterprise 1000 Company from the ranking body and publisher, DP           Information Group for  Han’s Café & Cake House Pte Ltd

2. Received the Singapore Top Small Medium Enterprise 1000 Company from the ranking body and publisher, DP           Information Group for Han’s (F&B) Pte Ltd

3. Received Leading Employer category of  “Enabling Employers Award  2014” from SG Enable

4. Received Enabling Champion category of  “Enabling Employers Award  2014” from SG Enable

5. Received “May Day Model Partnership Awards 2014” (Institutional Category) Award from National Trade Union             Congress

6. Attained Bizsafe Certificate  Level 3 from Workplace Safety and Health Council  for Han’s Group of Companies

7. Received  “SPBA - Heritage Brands 2014” from The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME)

8. Received Integrated Quality Management System certification from TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd for Han’s Group of             Companies

              The  certifications are as follows:

              ISO 22301 : 2012  -  Business Continuity for Management Systems

              ISO 9001 :  2008  -  Quality Management Systems

              ISO 14001 : 2004 -  Environmental Management Systems

              ISO 18001 : 2007  -  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

              SAC HACCP Doc 2 – Food Safety Management Systems

 

2015

1. Received the Singapore Top 1000 Small Medium Enterprise from the ranking body and publisher, DP Information         Group for Han’s Café & Cake House Pte Ltd

2. Received the Singapore Top 1000 Small Medium Enterprise from the ranking body and publisher, DP Information         Group for Hanis Café & Bakery Pte Ltd

3. Re-Appointed as Business Continual Management ambassador (F&B) by Singapore Business Federation

4. Awarded Business Excellence certifications from SPRING Singapore for Han's Group of Companies

               The certifications are as follows:

               Singapore Quality Class (SQC)

               People Developer (PD)

               Innovation Class (I-Class)

               Singapore Service Class (S-Class)