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Meraki Hospitality Group is built on family values, rooted by founders to the brother and sisterhoods that form our teams. We like to laugh, we don’t always take ourselves so seriously but when there’s hard work to be done, it’s all hands on deck.




Hong Kong

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A modern-day nomadic chef of sorts, gathering global knowledge of culinary traditions, Chef Corey oversees the culinary development for modern Middle Eastern concept BEDU and new openings within the group. Drawing inspiration from the humbleness of street food and home cooked dishes, Chef Corey represents the various regions defining these distinctive cultures and cuisines.

At BEDU his modern approach pares back complex spice mixes, preferring instead to showcase unapologetically bold flavours and carefully balancing the spicy and sour flavour profiles that traditionally comes with Lebanese, Turkish and Israeli food alongside smoky notes and flavours from the grill.

Lais joined us in 2018, stepping off the plane from her mentorship at Mocotó São Paulo, to bring authentic Paulista energy to our UMA NOTA family in Hong Kong.


In 2020, lion-hearted Lais farewelled hot pots and late night har gao to take the Brazilian lead from the Paris kitchen as Sous Chef.

"I'm forever grateful for the opportunities to learn and travel, creating memories with family and friends I now have across the world in Hong Kong and Paris"


SOUS chef,



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This is Atteeq, our 2019 winner of the Meraki Spirit Award, he is the can-do attitude, BIG smiles man, with integrity, family values and just the right balance of cheeky humour you want in a teammate and leader.⁠

He's been with us since the early days of UMA NOTA, and has worked his way up, nose to the grind from Bartender, Supervisor, to Assistant Manager and now he commands the chaos behind the jiggers & shakers as our Bar Manager

His dedication to a tasty tipple, down-to-earth nature and passion for being "the shot man" makes the UMA NOTA experience that little more memorable (or maybe a little more hazy).



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Grow with us

“At Meraki Hospitality, we hire on personality first. We believe that it is our differences that make us stronger.”


We like weird and believe strengths lie in our differences as individuals.

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