Industrial catering is a big business. In Indonesia, the business is also dominated by ‘big boys’ close to people in power, especially in mining and oil & gas. Bob Hasan, golf buddy of the late president Soeharto, for example, is known for his company’s ‘monopoly’ in catering services for giant mining PT Freeport Indonesia. Surya Paloh, chairman of NasDem Party, is another big name in the industry.

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