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About CookConnect

CookConnect is a social enterprise with the mission to connect people with food knowlegde, food resources, love and care, and through narrowing wealth discrepancy.


  • Instill behavioral changes by promoting good practices on the usage of surplus food, and healthy/ nutritrious eating habits
  • Reduce overall food waste by encouraging the cooking of leftovers
  •  Encourage people to love & care each other by sharing food resources and knowledge


Our Team

Alvina Chan


After spending 7 years on Wall Street, Alvina attended Le Cordon Bleu Paris and achieved remarkable results, obtaining 1st in French Cuisine with “Mention Bien” (Distinction). Given her positive influence in food culture through various media, she is now the first disciple of Willie Mark, an internationally recognized food critic. Author of 2 books: “Banquets for the Soul” & “Alone in Paris – Transforming Perspectives in the World’s Most Famous Culinary School.” Crrent works include: Culinary TV host for TVB and Creation TV, Columnist, Culinary Instructor at Towngas Cooking Centre, etc.

Francis Ngai


Francis Ngai is the founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong the first non-profit venture philanthropy organization dedicated to support and nature social innovtion in Hong Kong since 2007. Portfolio social enterprises include Diamond Cab, Dialogue in the Dark, Concert in the Dark, Green Monday, LightBe affordable housing, and Playtao Education etc.