Harri Featured Member: Mimi Lau



MIMI LAU Pastry Chef

"In the food and beverage industry, everyone knows each other, so I think it is very important to market yourself to other people."

As a graduate of entrepreneurial studies at Baruch College, Mimi hopes to open up her own business some day. Her love of food and beverage, and creating food for people led her to the hospitality field. Mimi cites her mother as being a big influence on her career choice as well.

Starting from front of house positions, such as server and barista, Mimi worked her up to being in the kitchen. She previously held roles as a line cook and sous chef at multiple establishments. Now she is a pastry chef at Iris Cafe, where she is responsible for creating a menu for the cafe, displaying baked goods in cases, teaching staff and more.

Mimi understands having a career in the hospitality business is not exactly a piece of cake, but nonetheless, she loves working in it. She would definitely recommend others to take on the challenge and realize the joys of serving and satisfying people.

Learn more about Mimi's career in hospitality by checking out her Harri profile here.