Chef and social entrepreneur Benny Se Teo
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Singapore restaurant gives ex-offenders a second chance

Benny Se Teo spent more than a decade in and out of prison and rehabilitation centres because of a heroin addiction.

But beneath his tough exterior is someone who has managed to become one of Singapore's most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs.

He runs Eighteen Chefs, a restaurant chain that hires ex-offenders and troubled youths, and turns over $10m (£6.4m) a year. His five restaurants employ about 140 people, nearly half of whom had difficult pasts.

Ashleigh Nghiem reports.

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  • 17 Nov 2014
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