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Wrong Donald Lau?

Mr. Donald Lau

President

Wonton Food Inc.

HQ Phone: (718) 628-6868

Email: d***@***.com

Wonton Food Inc.

220-222 Moore Street

Brooklyn, New York 11206

United States

Company Description

Wonton Food Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of Noodles, Wrappers, and Fortune Cookies in the United States. Our products have been serving the Food Service Industry since 1973. Our main customers are Distributors, Retailers, and Exporters in th ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Middle Manager
Wonton Food Inc.

Vice President
Wonton Food Inc.

Education

degrees
engineering and business
Columbia

Web References (25 Total References)


Unusual Jobs | Kootenay Career Development Society

www.kcds.ca, 14 July 2011 [cached]

Fortune Cookie Writer: Donald Lau, president of Wonton Foods, gives this advice for this job: "Don't have too complicated a mind," he said.


A Complete Waste of Time » Weird

www.mathewingram.com, 21 Nov 2004 [cached]

His name is Donald Lau, and he's a middle manager at Wonton Food Inc. of Long Island City in New York, the largest manufacturer of fortune cookies in North America.In fact, his real job is handling accounts receivable, insurance claims and […]


GUYVILLE - Nuggets of Wisdom & Gifts for Guys

guyville.com, 29 Nov 2013 [cached]

That's a lot of fortunes to compose and Wonton Foods VP, Donald Lau, is the guy in charge of coming up with the "up to 10 word" phrases. Lau says he keeps a pocket notebook handy to jot down inspiration for fortunes wherever he is but is quickly running out of ideas - he's actually considering hiring a new employee -- "fortune writer."


The short answers are: Donald ...

jeffhester.net, $reference.date [cached]

The short answers are: Donald Lau, yes and no.

The New Yorker ran a story on Mr. Lau back in 2005. Lau was vice-president of Wonton Food, Inc. where he managed the accounts payable and receivable, negotiated with insurers, and and composed the fortunes that went inside Wonton Food's cookies.
It's a role he fell into without intent. The noodle manufacturer he worked for expanded into fortune cookies, buying a plant on Long Island and along with it, it's aging collection of fortunes ("Find someone as gay as you are. read one fortune dating back to the 1940's).
Lau was chosen not for his writing ability, but simply because his English was the best of the group.


Product of Donald ...

www.insuranceclaims.co.uk, 21 Dec 2006 [cached]

Product of Donald Lau.

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Donald Lau, vice-president of Wonton Inc, is the largest producer of fortune cookies in the world. He also has one of the more unusual roles in the building, as it is he who is in charge of writing the fortunes.
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Luckily for Mr Lau that isn't the case and instead he simply recycles fortunes he has previously written in his decades as a fortune cookie writer.

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