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Paul Simon is a cook at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore. He fulfilled his dream of cooking for President Halimah Yacob when he was invited to the Istana to whip up a meal for her last year. Paul graduated from APSN Delta Senior School and did an internship at the resort in 2011 before he was officially hired in 2013. The resort has had a vocational internship partnership with APSN since 2003, and currently hires 15 persons with special needs across various roles, such as kitchen porter, room attendant and cook. Paul works closely with his mentor Chef Alvin Teng, who has praised him for his quick thinking and independence.