Member of the Month August 2018: Filip Poon

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd September 2018

Here at The Staff Canteen, we feature a different member every month who we think deserves to be celebrated - this month’s winner is Filip Poon.

As a member who regularly contributes to our site via the app Chef+, Filip will win a copy of At Home: Easy to Cook Recipes from Nigel Haworth and friends and The Staff Canteen 10th Anniversary mug.

Current place of work, position and a brief overview of where you have worked before.

As of now, I freelance a lot, doing cooking events and trying to inspire people to be more creative with food. I also work as sous chef at the newly opened Restaurant NOI in Stockholm, Sweden. Before this I have worked at Winterviken, Oaxen, Saiko and Slottsträdgårdens Kafé (all in Sweden).

Duck • carrots • orange sauce by chef Filip Poon, The Staff Canteen Member of the Month August 2018
Duck, orange, carrots

What is your cooking style and what can people expect from the food on your menu?

My cooking style is evolving as time goes, but at the moment, I like to keep things simple, letting the ingredients speak for themselves but most importantly making sure that the flavours are on point. I'm still quite young (22) so I still feel like there is a lot left to learn, and lately my obsession has been to find my own way of plating - keeping it clean, nice and elegant on the plate. 

How do you use social media as a chef? Do you ever post any personal content or opinions – why/why not?


I mainly use it as a way to express my creativity and to challenge myself to do better. Almost all of my plates on my Instagram (@filipp8n) are made by me at home in my apartment, so if I can do it in my small apartment... so can you! All I want is to basically inspire people to be more creative with food. That’s the truest meaning of my page. Yes I do post personal content, my beliefs and what I stand for. 

What do you like about The Staff Canteen app and website? 

That it's all about food - no fuzz, just food and the chefs behind it. I really appreciate and love the way you guys lift up and celebrate young chefs around the globe. I feel like it’s a great motivation, for both me personally as a young chef, and for all the young chefs out there! 

What is your favourite dish to cook?

Sushi and tacos! 

 Grilled cabbage • roasted chicken • baked onion • miso cream • chicken jus by chef Filip Poon, The Staff Canteen Member of the Month August 2018

Grilled cabbage, roasted chicken,

baked onion, miso cream, chicken jus

 Guilty pleasure: list food item / dish / ingredient that aren’t considered ‘cheffy’ but you love to eat


- Ben & Jerry's cookie dough ice cream
- Coco pops (cereal with milk)
- Milkshakes 

What are your plans for the future?


My plans for the future is to keep being at it, always trying to improve and staying curious. And I would love to keep inspiring people… After all - food is life!

Do you want to be the next Member of the Month? Download the app now for free and start sharing your images, videos and recipes and interacting with other members to be in with a chance of winning!

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd September 2018

Member of the Month August 2018: Filip Poon