Séamus Gregan

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Location
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
School
London Business School, University College London (UCL)
Expertise
Food Education, Asian Cuisine, The Business Of Food
  • In 2014, Séamus started a company in Ho Chi Minh City where he and his team teach children how to be confident and have fun in the kitchen, all while learning how to cook delicious dishes.
  • His obsession with Anthony Bourdain has led Séamus on pilgrimages to Noma in Copenhagen, Bún Chả Hương Liên in Hanoi, and one day hopefully, stalking red deer in the Scottish Highlands.
  • He was the youngest person ever elected to the London Business School Student Council.

Experience

Séamus' first taste of professional journalism came at 16 when he did summer work experience at The Financial Times — his first taste of good food came 15 years earlier when he discovered stinky cheese and shellfish towers on a family trip to France. After completing his studies in London, Séamus set off to South-East Asia in search of street food and adventure, settling in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, first teaching ESL, but quickly moving to set up his own business running cooking clubs in the county's top International Schools. The next eight years were spent teaching kids to cook, while also establishing and growing the business, and navigating the pandemic. The nitty-gritty of the job is writing recipes that are easy to grasp for teachers, simple enough that kindergarteners can do them, and impressive enough that their parents keep paying to send their kids to class — so if Séamus isn't cooking, or teaching cooking, he's probably thinking about what recipe to write next!

Education

Séamus has a bachelor's degree in Geography from UCL and a master's degree in Management from London Business School. He sees food as the underpinning economic unit of the Anthropocene and all of its issues, and food education as the way to solve many of the problems facing the world today.
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