After graduating from New York University, chef Lau initially embarked on a career in advertising as a graphic designer. This education taught her how subtle visual cues can be used to provoke an audience’s response, a skill she would later employ in her cooking. Sparked by her passion for culinary arts, chef Lau enrolled in classes at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Bangkok. Having changed career path, chef Lau honed her skills at the Michelin-starred Cépage in Hong Kong under the tutelage of chef Sebastien Lepinoy.
In 2012, she opened Tate Dining Room & Bar serving French-inspired dishes with Asian influences. chef Lau’s skill and artistic talent allowed Tate Dining Room & Bar to be awarded with one MICHELIN star by the prestigious MICHELIN Guide to Hong Kong & Macau.
At the start of 2015, Lau was awarded Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef 2015. Named the best female chef in Asia for creating a menu of ‘edible stories’ at her French-Asian restaurant, rewarded as one of the globe’s most influential female chefs.
In 2017, Tate Dining Room & Bar has been relocated to a larger and more versatile reincarnation on Hollywood Road where houses Lau’s new dessert venture on the ground floor – Poem Patisserie, which delivers delectable pastries in a unique backdrop like no other.