A few weeks ago, we launched a new Cross Cultures series called CONVERSATIONS. It spotlights women in the F&B ecosystem who are creating, making and doing– basically, helping better the world. Whether in media, public relations, education, the bar business or non-profit… there are so many amazing women who make the global F&B landscape what it is today.

We have also started a new Instagram account (@crossculturesconversations) for this particular series. Please do follow along as we will be posting new conversations every week.

As of June 11, 2020, we have had conversations with:

Camila Basmagi (Miami, Florida)

Co-founder of the the non-profit Recipes for Change, which fights hunger and inequality through food

Bernice Tiu (Manila, Philippines)

Co-founder and partner at The Curator, awarded the Best Bar in the Philippines by Asia’s 50 Best Bars for 5 consecutive years

Charmaine Mok (Hong Kong)

Editorial Director of Dining for Tatler Asia, publishers of Tatler Dining Best Restaurants and the organizers of the Off Menu festivals and the recent United We Dine restaurant recovery campaign

Elizabeth Kao (Taipei, Taiwan)

Founder of food media company Taster (美食加), food blog Self-Taught Gourmet (美食家的自學之路 ) and podcast Keywords for Food (美食關鍵詞)

Sasha Correa (San Sebastian, Spain)

Project management head at Basque Culinary Center and Research and Development team at Mugaritz

Lyla Lin (Singapore)

Co-founder of boutique communications agency LOOP PR, and kindness movement My Treat, an initiative to bring cheer to anyone in need through food

Apart from their journeys, they also share their Covid-19 initiatives to help the industry, and the current state of their respective cities.

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