How One Food Blogger Crafts Mouth-Watering Stories

Aside from her passion for food, Jennifer Lam has a knack for telling brands’ stories.

Back in the day of weblogs, Jennifer noticed that her food recommendations were highly sought after. So she created I Ate My Way Through. Today, the site has over 15 contributors and is a go-to destination for everything food and travel. Apart from blogging, Jennifer is also the founder of The Bamboo Garden, a digital agency that helps small businesses succeed online.

Read on to discover this Australian entrepreneur’s top tips for aspiring founders. Don’t forget to check out her page and learn more about her company.

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How One Chef Ignored The No’s + Found Her Passion

Jenny Dorsey has heard “no” more than once in her life.

But what’s so special about Jenny is that she’s ignored those no’s. After some time as a management consultant, Jenny dove head first into food and hasn’t looked back. Currently a chef and culinary consultant in New York City, Jenny is pursuing her dreams. She runs an underground restaurant with her husband and has even recently appeared on The Food Network.

We talked to Jenny about where and when her love of food started and got her three tips for any aspiring food entrepreneurs. Check out Jenny’s page and visit her website to discover more about her world of food.

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How One World Traveler Innovates Food and Wearable Technology

When Sonia Hunt faces an obstacle, she builds a solution that helps others overcome it.

Growing up with food allergies, Sonia noticed the lack of information for herself and others who love food but need to be careful about what they eat. Sonia filled this gap by creating her own food and wellness blog, where she shares her experiences traveling the world and indulging in rich foods.

Aside from the food space, Sonia is also innovating wearable technology. Her company Neyya is a ring that gives you control over your laptop, phone and other devices. In our interview, Sonia shares the idea behind Neyya and how her team created the product in an unlikely place, her passions for building relationships and how she stays inspired.

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How One Food Entrepreneur Stays Inspired And Keeps a Clear Head

Lisa Q. Fetterman is helping people cook smarter.

Lisa is the founder of Nomiku, a sous vide tool that cooks vacuum-sealed food in low temperature water. With Nomiku, you can control the temperature of your food and create perfectly cooked dishes without the effort.

Lisa successfully runs her own business by mastering the art of approaching challenges with a clear head. Her secrets include travel and regular exercise, although Lisa doesn’t believe in work-life balance. Lisa advocates for “doing what you want.”

In our interview, Lisa gives us a taste of a day in her life and describes a dream project. She also shares 5 guidelines for aspiring women founders, including what she considers to be a critical exercise for personal and professional growth.

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How One Founder’s Changing How We Think About Food

Although Naz Riahi doesn’t consider herself a “foodie,” she’s making waves in the food industry.

Together with her business partner, Emily Schildt (also interviewed on our blog), she co-founded Bitten, a food conference that focuses on food in the context of technology, pop culture and the environment.

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Bloggers and Digital Marketers: Staff Picks

This week we explore the digital space through the eyes of talented marketers and bloggers.

From speaking to teaching to personal blogging, these community members not only possess the skills they need to be leaders in their field but are also dedicated to helping others. Although Michael, Amanda, Pete and Pam are at different junctures in their careers, they all share a love of communicating online and engaging with people.

Michael Tzortzakis, who heads off this post, is a trilingual (fluent in English, German and Greek) blogger living in Germany. Michael writes a powerful blog about his journey overcoming alcohol addiction that he embeds on his page.

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One Food Entrepreneur Who’s Not Turning Back

Emily Schildt’s got everyone talking about food.

And it’s a pretty powerful conversation. Emily’s interested in food as it relates to personal identity– specifically how the food choices we make are reflections of who we are.

As Emily explains in our interview, the food space is changing–it’s being disrupted–and the future of food is going to depend on the quality of our conversations about it. Enter Bitten. Emily co-founded Bitten with her close friend Naz Riahi to bring together thought-leaders and innovators in the food space and discuss food as it relates to politics, art, culture and the environment.

Read on to learn how Emily’s perspective on eating shifted from vanity-driven to pleasure-seeking, why she encourages other founders to find a great partner and how she embraces awkward moments that push her out of her comfort zone and allow her to truly excel.

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Passport to the United Kingdom

This week, we’re off to the UK, the second most popular location in our community followed by the United States.

Meet four community members who are skilled creatives, data scientists, tea drinkers and food critics. Valeria, Azeem, Maisie and Nick have turned personal passions into thriving careers.

Valeria Aliperta (whose photo heads off this post) is an interpreter and translator of English, Italian, Spanish and French. Outside of translating, Valeria also is a branding expert and her interests include social media, fashion, and communication. Valeria links her SoundCloud to her page to connect people to her music.

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Guest Instagrammer: Adventures in Food + Aesthetics

Tyna Hoang operates in all things food.

No, really – she loves it so much she’s made it her life’s work. As a food stylist and owner of a catering company, Tyna surrounds herself with #EEEEEATS every single day.

Sounds like a dream life, no? This Austin-based creator has an eye for clean, colorful aesthetics and an appetite for everything delicious, which is why we wanted to share her gorgeous shots with you.

As our Guest Instagrammer of the week, Tyna will be taking over our Instagram feed, sharing snaps from her delicious and eclectic life. Head over to our feed and follow along with the hashtag #TYNAaboutdotme.

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How A Video Journalist Turned Her Love of Food Into YouTube Views

Katie Quinn will be the first person to tell you that she loves food. Like really loves food. She believes that food provides a unique perspective into any culture and connects communities and people.

This New York City based food enthusiast loves food so much that she has made a thriving career out of it. Every week she shares her passion for food on her YouTube channel, where she shares recipes, adventures and explorations of new cultures. So far, she’s garnered nearly a half million views.

This top video journalist, and Miami University alum, cut her chops producing, filming and editing videos for NBC’s TODAY.com and as a correspondent with NowThis News. When she’s not recording videos, exploring new restaurants or experimenting with new recipes, you might catch her talking about food on NBC’s Today Show or The Meredith Vieira Show.

We sat down with Katie to learn more about her love of food, her story and how to produce great content for YouTube.

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