Steph Woon

Steph Woon

Victoria Banking Analyst @stephwoon

From a young age Steph Woon held a passion for all things Japanese including anime, music, language and food. After studying the language in high school, she continued her studies at university, graduating with degrees in Japanese and Accounting. During her time at university she participated in a homestay program and lived in the Japanese city of Kanazawa for several months. Over the years since, she’s spent more than a year in the country, with every trip expanding her desire to visit again and explore the local delicacies of each region.

It’s that passion for travel that has developed into Steph’s food dream, to one day open a patisserie serving Japanese and southeast Asian inspired cakes and pastries including Pandan and coconut chiffons, Yuzu double fromage cheesecakes and Matcha swiss rolls.

The oldest of three daughters, Steph’s parents immigrated from Malaysia, and she says food has always brought them together. Her Dad will take on roast meats, Mum handles authentic Malaysian meals, while Steph and her sisters are tasked with the desserts and sweet treats.

When she’s not working for the Reserve Bank Of Australia or whipping up a storm in the kitchen, Steph enjoys travelling around the country, visiting farmers markets and checking out new restaurants. A lifelong fan of MasterChef Australia, Steph watched in awe as Poh Ling Yeow cooked her way to the Grand Finale, and she has every intention of repeating the feat.