Dexter Tai, 32, business owner
The father of two wanted his wife, who was then expecting their first son, to have only the healthiest, most delicious food for her confinement. He decided to learn to cook, so he could be the one to help her through her convalescence.
Their firstborn, Dylan, is now two years old.
When their second child, Max, was born eight months ago, Dexter took care of the confinement meals again. By then, he had become the de facto cook at home.
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In fact, he honed his skills so much that he started Cookyn Inc, a cooking school, with some friends.
“I usually cook over the weekend and there’s always a carb dish and a protein dish. For example, my family loves mac and cheese so I serve it with roasted chicken and vegetables to balance out the meal.
“Dylan is very adventurous with food. When he finds something tasty, he’ll say, ‘Mmm… delicious’, and that makes me happy.”
His tip for a quick family meal: “Go for Western cuisine – it’s more convenient to whip up. All you need is one pot to cook your pasta and a tray for the vegetables and meat, which goes into the oven. On colder days, I make soup.”
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