- Food Detectives
Andrea TassistroFounder & CEO
Andrea AKA Dea is the founder and initiator of The Food Detective. Prior to taking on The Food detective full time, Dea founded different ventures such as the Entrepreneurial Society (London), The Green Van & CO S.A (Lausanne) and Imperia Food S.a.r.l (Geneva). Passionate about innovation and new technologies he now runs the Food Detective full-time to make sure you’ll always eat well.
Tedrick AquinoCo-Founder, COO & Head of Recruitment
Have you met Ted? – Born and raised in Madrid, 65% Filipino + 35% Spanish = 100% Exotic. He moved to Switzerland on the Fall of 2014.
This smooth surfer of the food wave is always equipped with cameras to bottle up the essence of eats.
Join your captain ‘Cook’ into the depths of Geneva and find out WHO’S TASTY, AND WHO’S NOT!
Born and bred within the French community in Greece, Naf was raised in a house where everyone cooked, inspiring a love for food ever since she can remember. She moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 18, making London her base for most of her adult life. This gives her a blanket understanding of what “tastes like home” and a muddled cultural identity. She embraces her itchy feet, which has driven her to live in upwards of 9 countries and visit dozens more. She is now based in Bangkok, where she has come to terms with the fact that she needs to loosen her belt at the end of every meal.
Naf is always looking for her next favorite dish, and has never knowingly turned down an order of fries.
Cecile VadasChief Editor
This born and bred Aussie took on Berlin, Germany at the age of 21 ! With a thriving passion for food photography and writing, she shares her adventures in and around Berlin as well as where ever life leads her. This enthusiastic brunette is definitely one to follow. Her eye to capture dishes in its best light is pure art. Keep up with her future endeavours to some of the best places across the globe. Try not to eat the screen though!
Olga MolinaRegional Manager - Madrid
“The Gym and The Yum” is her motto in life. This Spanish girl, “Madrileña” in heart and soul, studies and works hard to be a future executive and marketeer. Don’t expect to find her at home, her multitasking superpowers keeps her busy the entire day. As she states, if something is not either edible or fun then it’s not interesting and the sofa doesn’t have a lot to do with that…
Do you know that people that after eating a lettuce leaf is already done eating? Well, she is definitely not one of those; the world “Full” is not on her vocabulary.
Her experience living and traveling all around Asia made her set no barriers for food. She goes from seafood to exotic desserts, including offal or vegan options. She is a little demanding with quality, but just give her some good food and wait to see that big smile on her face. Who said happiness was hard to get?
Estafanía SixtoContent Lead - Madrid
Meet Estefania or “Fani”, a full-time foodie, traveller, lawyer, and lover of life!
Born and bred in a small town in Galicia, she grew up surrounded by a family who have a passion for food and cooking.
Upon embarking abroad to study, her culinary world has been expanding and ever changing. Several years living as an expat in the United States and in The Netherlands have given her taste buds a worldly cultivation!
She is always on the hunt for new restaurants to try, whether it’s a Little hole in the wall or a Michelin-starred restaurant. She is now based in Madrid, where you can find her sipping wine at happy hour, defending a case at court, or flying off to a new destination!
Sayuri LimContent Lead - Singapore
True blue Singaporean, despite an uncommon name!
Sayuri is on a quest to find the best. You would often find her derping around food menus that she swears for ‘next time’ or frolicking in the cafe she wanted to visit since forever! She’s chirpy because food makes her so happy.
When she’s not out questing, she’s a private tutor for English Language. She enjoys teaching and has a flair for interacting with children. Do look her up if you need her service.
You’re a foodie if, like Sayuri, you:
Have a good day made with good food,
Make your hangry friends wait for your perfect food pic,
Have more photos of food than selfies,
Hoard a camera roll full of (almost) identical photos of your lunch!
Maya Hazel LeeContent Lead - Singapore
There is this lady whose name is Maya (which means love in Nepali language) because she believes to give love & warmth in everything she does & everyone around her.
Born and raised in Singapore, you can converse with her in English & Mandarin. She is pleasant, humorous, friendly and sometimes dreamy.
The love for admiring on anything beautiful has inspired her to capture the beauty of the food she is having and share to the world. Although she prefer fried chicken & cheese to desserts, she does has her favorite sweets such as chocolate, ice cream, macarons and warabi mochi. Oh yes. that is how sweet she is.
Follow her to see what is the food scene like in Singapore!
Micol HafezContent Lead - Milan
Who doesn’t love Italian food?
Let’s be honest, every single person in this planet likes pizza and pasta. Let me introduce you to this young and tireless Italian girl. Her name is Micol and she was born in Milan, raised by parents of different cultures.
Are you ready to follow her on this exciting food journey? She will make you discover the best places in Milan, the secret spots that only a local knows about. She documents everything, and trust us, you don’t want to miss out her food adventures!
But be aware, calories don’t count for her! As she states, the desire to eat good food outstands the will to have a fit body!
Andre CheungContent Lead - Hong Kong
Victoria FangContent Lead - Brisbane
Hello world! Her name is Victoria! Originally from Taiwan (: Now based in Australia, which she considers cutest country she has ever been to. Specifically in Brisbane, for four years now for both Bachelor and her Master’s Degree.
Taking fotos and baking with a super happy mood is her way of life. She’d love to share to the world all her food and café reviews that Australia has to offer!
Nadira TaniaContent Lead - Berlin
Nadira is an Indonesian by blood but a nomadic at heart. Born and bred in Jakarta but right after she finished her master in Fashion Brand Management in Florence, Italy she decided to move to Berlin where she ended up living here. This is also where she started her food Instagram account @berlinasianfood as a tribute to her love and obsession for Asian food, and also a platform for sharing all the best spots she has unearthed on her travels. Aside from travelling the world questing for the best Pho and Ice Cream, she is a Fashion PR and freelance photographer/stylist based in Berlin. Even though she came from a fashion background, food and photography always get her every time and her life is a delicate balance of photography, travel, food, and art. So when she is not taking photos, you’ll find her travelling, exploring new places and restaurants, attending music concerts/events, going to the art galleries or just spending time at the park with her friends.
Janis ChanContent Lead - Hong Kong
Janis was born and raised in Hong Kong, aka ‘the paradise of delicacy’. She believes that food is what brings people together and this is one of the reasons why she is so enthusiastic about it. Sharing is caring – well, in terms of calories? She loves eating out and searching for the city’s best restaurants with her friends and family.
Janis’s favourite food, with no doubts, is bread. She always tries out different bakeries and cafés in town to ensure she is well fed every morning before school 🙂
Although HK is well-known for being fast paced, Janis enjoys chilling in cute cafés quietly whilst taking a break from the hectic lifestyle. Check her posts to find out more about HK’s secret spots!
Viviana BlihogheContent Lead - Berlin
Viviana was born and raised in Romania. Now based in Berlin since 2015. After intensive studies and a quick flirtation with Diplomacy and International Relations she decided to go back to basics, food. She set up her Instagram account because well…she has the moods and cravings all the time. When she is not online she works as a Debt Collector or she is travelling randomly across the globe. She loves equally to develop new recipes and to discover cool places to eat. Generally bubbly and happy but when hungry, grumpy, so keep her fed.
Karen LamContent Lead - Hong Kong
Karen was born and raised in Hong Kong. While she lives in the fast paced city, she takes her time to enjoy her avocado toast on the weekends. She loves to try new restaurants in Hong Kong and take the perfect instagramable photo to share with others. Japanese cuisine is one of her favorite; she just can’t live without uni!
She also enjoys traveling, trying different restaurants as well as finding local favorites on the way. An ice cream a day whilst traveling is a must! Especially soft serve in Japan 🙂
Not only does she love to eat, but she also loves to bake bread and pastries; hoping someday to open her own bakery or café and share her love of baked goods with others!