Interview with Smita Grosse


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

As a kid being, living with my dad and uncle a chef. I have always seen both cooking, so I was so much in love with cooking since very young at 13 years old, so I choose culinary and then falls in love with the art of pastry.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?

As a lady wasn’t easy to grow on an executive level, I have worked in Middle East and mostly Asia for 15 years. I met many people throughout this career. Many peoples told me that I can’t reach where I want to be, I am a lady and they try to disappoint me. But I believe in myself that I could do and now I stand as the first female executive pastry chef of Grand Hyatt in Hongkong.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Be passionate, patient, and bake with love like you would do for feeding your family. Don’t give up, there is always ups and downs come in the way but being positive will always lead to success.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I would thank to Richard Stuart the AVP Culinary of Galaxy Entertainment who gave me the opportunity to do the opening of Galaxy Macau and the trust he gave me is where I stand today in my career. He has been mentoring me I have to say until now and I have learned this from him, and I do mentor to my ex-team members as this really helps.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I have shared and teach the knowledge to many of my team members who has been at good position now, pastry-chef or sous-chefs. I get thank you message from them.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“Do it with Love from your heart through your hand to the palate”, This is what I do every day, and this will remain the story. I create with love put a lot of passion and when I plate it, I always try to Leave a message to the guest. So, they will always remember the taste the story of the dessert.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Mostly Instagram there where I post my daily creativity on IG story, Facebook and LinkedIn sometime

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