E: What does Kartini Day means to you?
Rinrin: For me, Kartini Day is a commemoration of proving that women can do whatever men can do.
E: What are your hopes and advice for young women today?
R: I would like to see more women showing that they’re strong and they’re not easily defeated and brought down.
E: What do you think about the notion that the culinary industry is a man’s world? Is it true, and can we do anything about it?
R: That is not true at all. For me, the culinary world is for everyone, regardless of gender. That said, I dare say that there’s no one that can run the kitchen better than women. It’s also great to see more women in the top positions in the culinary industry. So the kitchen doesn’t only belong to men, and we can be just as strong as men.
E: Do you have any advice for women wanting to get into the culinary industry?
R: Don’t be scared and never doubt yourself. Set your heart on your goals and keep fighting to get there. I can never stress this enough, but be strong and persevere!
E: What are your plans for 2020?
R: I am currently working on my cookbook. The one I’m doing right now aims to convey the message that everyone can cook. I want to show that everyone, even those who don’t usually cook, can find enjoyment in cooking at home, that cooking is not as difficult and messy as most people think.
Exquisite Taste March – May 2020