Hendrik Leonardo, Alumni PrimeOne Yang Berkibar di Bisnis Kuliner
Kalau waktu tahun 1900-an sampai 2000-an, kalau ada anak yang memiliki cita-cita jadi tukang masak (koki) maka orang tuanya langsung menghardik atau memaksa agar si anak mengubur impiannya itu dalam-dalam. Karena, kalau hanya jadi tukang masak buat apa sekolah tinggi-tinggi.
Begitulah sekilas tanggapan orang tua di masa lalu terhadap profesi tukang masak, atau profesi lain yang seharusnya didominasi kaum hawa, tapi sekarang semua profesi tak kenal latar belakang dan sudah lintas gender.
Satu keberuntungan bagi Hendrik Leonardo (21) yang sudah lahir di tahun 2000-an (generasi millenial) memiliki hobi memasak dan menjadikannya sebagai profesi. Selain didukung oleh orang tua, Hendrik juga terlihat sangat bersemangat ketika diajak berbicara terkait dunia kuliner.
Lulusan SMA PrimeOne School (POS) Medan tahun 2016 ini memulai ceritanya kenapa sampai jatuh cinta dengan dunia kuliner. Sejak kecil ia memang sudah penyuka kuliner dan di SMA ia mulai memberanikan diri untuk berkenalan dengan dapur.
Tamat SMA, ia melanjutkan pendidikan ke James Cook University (JCU) Singapore Jurusan Marketing dan menyelesaikan kuliahnya tahun 2019 lalu. Balik ke Medan dan bertemu dengan temannya semasa SMP, Elva Tamara yang sudah lebih awal memiliki bisnis kuliner, tepatnya di The Neighbourhood Eatery Jalan Dazam Raya, Medan Petisah.
Di cafe ini, Hendrik Leonardo semakin memantapkan kemampuannya dalam hal memasak. Menu yang ditawarkan di cefe ini ada beragam, minuman penyertanya juga ada beberapa pilihan.
Dari amatan menu yang ditawarkan dalam buku menu the neighbourhood eatery Medan ini, harga yang ditawarkan juga sangat bervariasi.
Sesungguhnya, Hendrik Leonardo sudah punya usaha sendiri di Sun Plaza Medan, hanya saja karena pemberlakuan Protokol Kesehatan, usaha yang baru dirintisnya itu belum bisa beroperasional maksimal.
“Saya sangat berminat dengan masakan Jepang, bersama beberapa teman, menu-menu yang ada saat ini sudah kami coba dan rasanya sangat enak, nama usahanya kita buat Torei,” kata Hendrik.
Saat ditanya pendapatnya tentang program pengajaran di PrimeOne School Medan, Hendrik Leonardi menyampaikan bahwa POS Medan telah membentuknya menjadi pribadi yang kuat dan bisa mandiri.
“Sewaktu sekolah di PrimeOne Medan, kita benar-benar dididik untuk mampu membangkitkan potensi yang ada di dalam diri kita masing-masing. Yang memiliki potensi di bidang kuliner, kita diberikan pembelajaran entrepreneurship (kewirausahaan),” tandasnya.
Di akhir bincang-bincang dengan Hendrik Leonardi, ia berpesan kepada adik-adik kelasnya yang masih menimba ilmu di POS Medan agar lebih giat belajar, raih terus prestasi dan wujudkan impianmu. Jangan pernah menyerah untuk sebuah impian yang ingin dicapai.
POS alumni are smart, funny, reflective, and always interesting.
We love to share the journeys of our alumni after their years at PrimeOne School: where they’ve travelled, who they met, what they learned, and how they are finding purposes in their lives. The following are highlights from a few alumni who we’ve been in touch with recently.
POS has become one of the stepping stones for me in public speaking. I have always had the interest to share my thoughts to others and POS has helped me to achieve that through the projects assigned in classes. Little did I know that this led me to be the better version of myself, as I was later given the opportunities to be the President of Aiesec for one of the regions in Canada and represented Indonesian youth in one of the UN agendas.
Feni - Class of 2013Invoicing Associate, Bison Transport Canada
“During my time in POS, I was given the chance to join several club activities which helped me to explore more about myself, especially in Arts. The tasks given in classes required me to develop my critical thinking as well as creativity. This has allowed me to be more expressive which I am grateful for as I later realize that what I learnt has led me to be the Art Programme Director in the Indonesian community of my University.”
Juanita AnastasiaClass of 2013
“PrimeOne school has given a great contribution to make me who I am today. To be honest, academically I learned much from POS, but I had to say that what I learnt the most and is proven to be very useful for me now are the social skills and learning how to respect people. I learnt to respect differences among my classmates and teachers. I might not be the best student but I realize my teachers’ goal is not to make me the best but to make me better than who I was yesterday.”
Subramaniam Jeeshan - Class of 2012Entrepreneur
“I spent three years at PrimeOne School and I should say that it shaped me up to be a confident and disciplined person. The school environment was great and all the teachers were really helpful.”
Filbert Salim - Class of 2013Co-Founder E-commerce Business (Apstrofi)
“PrimeOne School is a nice school which provides a great and comfortable atmosphere. Teachers and staffs are friendly, dedicated and competent. I have a lot of good friends there. PrimeOne School does not only emphasize on students’ academic performances but also provides various facilities which allow its students to engage and develop more practical skills. After all, thank you, I’m really happy and grateful that I spent my high school years at PrimeOne School.”
Tiffany Veronica Class of 2016
“PrimeOne School has been a major part of my life not because of its excellence in education, but also the teachers and staffs who were very helpful and had always guided me whenever I encountered any difficulty. I couldn’t thank my parents even more for sending their son to the best private school in Medan. May PrimeOne School remain consistent in educating its students and thrive more towards building better generations throughout educational and moral aspects.”
Muhammad Arief Pratama - Class of 2016Industrial Engineering in Technical University of Cologne, German
“I was not good at English when I first came into POS junior high school. I remembered how I hated doing penmanship and composition so much and how POS always required their students to speak English at all times. I’m now very grateful that I spent my high school years in POS.
Afliani Aliansyah - Class of 2013 Audit Associate, KPMG Malaysia
Thanks to PrimeOne school, I have a happy life which I started from scratch.
Kevin Theja - Class of 2012The owner of Chapline Barbershop
“POS has a flexible education system for the students to study and carry out their activities. I didn’t feel any pressure while studying, that’s a good point for a better study experience. I have a lot of good friends, kind and patient teachers. Even though there was a hard situation due to the curriculum change (2013 to 2006 then to 2013 again) plus Cambridge curriculum but I still could make it.
DennisClass of 2016
“POS is a Gigantic school with awesome teachers and staffs who physically and mentally prepare us to go to any universities”
Jason Joni RosmaidyClass of 2016
“PrimeOne school encouraged me a lot to practice my English and communication skill in daily activities. I learned to study not only theoretically but also practically.”
Jefry Gallantino - Class of 2017 Baker
“PrimeOne School has been incredible. It was such a great experience to spend my high school at POS with a great education system, amazing atmosphere, and good facilities. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed my high school moments. Thanks, POS.”
Shellyn AstanClass of 2016
“I enjoyed my six years in prime one. I met so many great teachers and classmates who become my best friends until today.”
Veronica LestariMarketer and Social Media Manager
“PrimeOne School is a good school with a lot of qualified teachers and complete facilities. I’ve got a lot of knowledge and experiences when I was there, especially when I learned to speak English so whenever I travel, I never feel afraid of talking to foreigners.”
Ivan JonathanClass of 2012
“ POS plays a significant role in shaping me into the person I am now. This is the school that encourages its students to be academically confident. POS challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and conquered challenges.”
Elisa KabanClass of 2013
“I would like to thank PrimeOne School for contributing a lot of experiences that shaped me into who I am today. Our school culture is to respect everyone, starts with our friends, teachers, parents, and our founders. It was even more amazing that some of our teachers are just like our families who led and supported us through ups and downs. I would like personally thank you to all teachers and our founders who have led us to our dream one step closer.”
Julianto SuhartonoClass of 2012
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