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Pauline Nguyen is the owner of Red Lantern, which is the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world.

From an early age, Pauline learnt the value of grit and determination. Her family fled Vietnam as boat people, and spent a year in a Thai refugee camp before settling in Australia in the 1970s. Almost immediately after their arrival, Pauline’s father put the family to work in his numerous businesses, giving Pauline her first (but not last) taste for entrepreneurship.

Red Lantern has thrived in the Sydney restaurant industry for fifteen years now, placing it in the top 4% of businesses in the world that have lasted for more than ten years.

In this mentor session, Pauline talks about being resilient and persevering in the restaurant industry, even when you face challenges.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • What steps you can take to discover your true purpose in the hospitality world
  • Why you should use setbacks as opportunities to learn and develop
  • How to take responsibility for your own growth, both personally and professionally

Whether you’re still finding your purpose in your venue, you aspire to run your own restaurant one day, or you already own your own business, watch this mentor session to take your passion to the next level!


Pauline Nguyen

Pauline Nguyen is an entrepreneur, speaker and author. She is the owner and co-founder of Red Lantern, the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world.

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