Elena and her company Red Gum are both celebrating 25 years in the food industry in Singapore. Having spent years on delivery docks and in the kitchens of top restaurants on this tropical isle, Elena has a unique perspective on the Singapore food scene. Having studied cheese making in New Zealand and married to a Master Chef, Elena's whimsical impressions are backed up with solid knowledge – tempered by a sense of humour that borders on the irreverent.

The Great Escapade

At long last it has happened!  Red Gum has moved from our properties at Bukit Batok to our new (well, new to us) factory at Senoko.  At last all our operations will be under one roof – office, warehouse, and production kitchens will share the same address and be in the same building. We have…

The Humble Spud

Just this week I saw an Irish play called “Stones in His Pockets” which was totally brilliant.  Yet as nearly all things with me seem to lead back to food – I just can’t think of Ireland without thinking of potatoes. After all, the Irish virtually lived on nothing else for generations and they were…

Red Gum Turns 25!

They say time flies when you’re having fun, but this is ridiculous!  Could it really be that on 20th May 1989 Margarita Ryan (my mother) first incorporated Red Gum?  Twenty five years ago?  Wow!  But it is true, this year is our anniversary, and Red Gum is proudly a quarter of a century old –…