SeeFoon Chan-Koppen has been writing a food column called On Ipoh Food in the Ipoh Echo (www.ipohecho.com.my/category/food/musings/) since 2009. It is widely read, both in print as well as online. Her forte is in communications, having honed her skills after graduating from the University of Singapore where she worked for the Straits Times Group and was a food critic for the New Nation. Her knowledge of food and cooking come from more than 30 years in the hotel industry based in Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and subsequently, Kuala Lumpur.
During this time, she has travelled all over the world and eaten at the best and worst restaurants. She is totally intimate with the subtleties and nuances of most cuisines of the world having been involved in opening over 50 hotels throughout the Asia-Pacific region and China, where she helped to conceptualise Food and Beverage themes and critiqued on food quality. SeeFoon calls herself a global citizen and now chooses the serenity and friendliness of Ipoh to the bright lights of the many cities she has lived in.
She loves the food in Ipoh and is passionate about telling the whole world to come and experience for themselves. She has written two books on Ipoh food, one which is still available for purchase through the Ipoh Echo Facebook page.