About Us

Welcome to Mottainai Food Tech, an innovative Singapore-based startup dedicated to making a positive impact on our world, one product at a time.

At Mottainai, we recognize that food waste often receives negative attention, but we see it as a valuable resource with immense potential to contribute to a circular economy and create a more sustainable future. By harnessing the power of upcycling and transforming food waste into novel products, we embody the spirit of Mottainai, which means "wasting not."

If your company has surplus food waste or by-products, preferably in a homogenous form, we invite you to get in touch with us at [email protected] to explore collaboration opportunities.

Our Team

Our dynamic team comprises brilliant scientists who constantly push the boundaries of food technology, combined with astute business minds who ensure our vision becomes a reality. Together, we're dedicated to creating a positive change in the world, one bite at a time.

Daryl Pek

Business Development and Legal

Carol Zheng

Business Development and Finance

Chua Jian Yong PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Heng Chin Wee

Research & Development

From excess to excellence: Rethinking food waste with Mottainai Food Tech

Panel of Advisors

Our panel of advisors include experts in their respective fields and we are grateful for their guidance in our business journey.

Rachel Ong

Chief Executive of ROHEI

Member of the Singapore Parliament (West Coast GRC)

Thomas Pek, JP, BBM

Managing Director of Tai Hua Food Industries Pte Ltd

Immediate Past President of the Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association

Vivian Sia

Trade and Finance Specialist at DBS

20 years of private and public sector experience in agrifood