The story of Cindy's Umami by Han began when two like-minded entrepreneurs met during the 2016 Holland Rotterdam Chinese cooking competition. Han Ji, the founder of Umami by Han met Cindy and her team. Both are devoted to the restaurant industry. They decided that their complementary skills would allow for a successful cooperation.
纪晓翰先生是中国山东人，凭借着坚持不懈的创新精神、文化融合理念和对餐饮业的赤诚热爱，他从一名留荷双硕士学位高材生蜕变成了荷兰美食界年轻的大咖，为中西饮食文化及行业创新做出了极大贡献。他倡导共享和社交理念，推出了独特的菜式，并且创造性地把中医的知识融合到了餐饮中。他创建了荷兰唯一一家米其林中餐星级餐厅；2年后又创建了欧洲唯一拥有多家米其林必比登分店的连锁品牌Umami by Han；他被荷兰皇家饮食与酒业公会授予了行业最高荣誉的钻石奖，是该奖项迄今为止最年轻的获奖者，也是唯一一位华人企业家。
Han Ji is from Shandong, China and he used to be a student who studied in the Netherlands for a double major in Actuarial Science as well as in Economics. With a great passion for restaurant industry, he became a skilled chef after graduation. He focused on combing Asian and Western. He became a notable chef in the Netherlands. He pioneered the concept of social dining and introduced some unique dishes. He founded the only Asian themed restaurant which was rated with a Michelin star in the Netherlands.
Coincidentally, Zheng Jinyan, the founder of Cindy's coffee, used to be a student studying economics. After graduating from Capital University of Economics and Business, she founded Cindy's Cafe in 2004, the same year that Han Ji founded Umami by Han. Cindy's team works with passion and dedication. In recent years, the brand has developed rapidly, and has expanded to more than 30 stores nationwide.
Cindy's Umami by Han was born with the cooperation between two unique individuals. It combines Asian with the Western pallets. This makes it a very special and unique experience.