For the first time ever, reality television fans can experience what they see on their TV screens with the launch of La Takorea - the world’s first digital restaurant to be developed within 48 hours on-air, and available for islandwide food delivery in Singapore exclusively via GrabFood.
Launching today, La Takorea, a Korean-Mexican fusion digital restaurant brand, was conceptualised and executed by contestants in a tightly-contested challenge on Episode 4 of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, in collaboration with global food technology company TiffinLabs, featuring food tech firm Next Gen’s first brand, TiNDLE — chicken, made from plants.
The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition Winning Team
Using the game-changing TiNDLE, chicken made from plants, as the main ingredient and leveraging the Korean-fusion trend analysis provided, The Apprentice contestants developed a menu of eight TiNDLE dishes that includes dumplings, tacos and baos, now available to the public via online delivery.
The winning team created ‘La Takorea,’ a digital restaurant focused on Korean-Mexican food, as judged by ONE Chairman & CEO Chatri Sityodtong and Niharika Singh, ONE’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy, together with special guest judge TiffinLabs Co-founder & Chairman, Kishin RK.
The multinational winning team comprised of Singaporean Joy Koh, Nazee Sajedi from the US, and Venezuelan Jessica Ramella in the kitchen, along with Niraj Puran Rao from India, Clinton Tudor from New Zealand, Kexin Ye from Germany, and Indonesian Paulina Purnomowati, separately focused on the brand identity, financials, marketing, and go-to-market strategy.
What Can Your Order from La Takorea?
TiNDLE, a mouth-watering chicken experience made entirely from plants, was the featured key ingredient in the team’s creations. The winning team developed dishes like Swipe Right TiNDLE Taco and Superlike TiNDLE Bao, both featuring a flavourful filling that contained juicy chunks of grilled TiNDLE, crunchy cabbage slaw, spicy gochujang aioli, kimchi, and finished with delicious nacho cheese.
The teams worked closely with TiffinLabs chefs led by TiffinLabs co-founder and President of Operations Shaun Smithson, who has over 30 years of culinary and business experience leading major food and beverage organisations in the US, EU, and the Asia Pacific; and TiffinLabs R&D Chef Terence Chuah, who has worked in some of the world’s top restaurants including Mugaritz (Spain), Quince (San Francisco), and Narisawa (Japan).
Viewers can now decide for themselves which menu item is their favourite. La Takorea can be ordered exclusively through delivery partner GrabFood in most areas across Singapore.