"Start to be great, don’t wait until you are great to start," is a piece of sage advice from Chef Maulana for those seeking to pursue and immerse themselves in the culinary world. Many people wait for opportunities or situations to be perfect before they finally strive towards greatness. For him, however, growing or becoming better should not depend on the situation. Rather, it must be sought and pursued at all times. "Do what can be done first,” he added; an important piece of advice for the future generations of Indonesian chefs.