Janice Leung Hayes is an independent food writer and social entrepreneur with a deep love of food - its sources, makers, sellers and eaters.

Her written work can be found in publications such as the South China Morning Post, AFARNew York TimesMonocleWall Street JournalAustralian Gourmet TravellerDiscovery Magazine (Cathay Pacific), eater.comLUXE City Guides and more.

Under her food sustainability platform Honestly Green, in late 2015, she launched a food-focused farmers market, Tong Chong Street Market, co-presented with Swire Properties.

Tong Chong Street Market grew from her 2012 project, Island East Markets, which showcased artisanal products that were locally and responsibly made and grown. For the project, she was named "Inspiring Homegrown Entrepreneur" in the inaugural Women of Hope awards.

She is part of the Global Shapers community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum; judges and contributes to a range of food & beverage awards, lists and guides, and speaks and moderates on panels regarding the food & beverage industry, sustainability, lifestyle media and social entrepreneurship. As Senior Director of Little Adventures in Hong Kong, she also designs and leads custom food and culture experiences.

Janice is not shy about enjoying a tipple or three, especially in the name of revision for her WSET Level 4 Diploma.

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Selected mentions and appearances

Audio/Visual
The Menu, Monocle Radio, September 2016.
Hungry Foodies, TVB J2, June 2016.
Food Blog Radio, February 2016.
自然好味, RTHK, December 2015.
National Geographic Channel (FOX) THINK FOOD Campaign PSA [video], February 2015.
The Sizzle and Fry Show, co-host, 2014.
The Flying Winemaker, Episode 1 (TLC), 2014.
The Pearl Report, TVB Pearl, December 2014
Australian Broadcasting Association (ABC), AusBiz Asia Episode 3, June 2014.
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants [videos], Hong Kong DiningAsia's 50 Best Restaurants, Jan 2014.
The Maverick Chef, LiTV, December 2011.

Text
Lifestyle Asia, 20 foodies to follow on Instagram, August 2016.
Foodpanda, 50 Hottest Bloggers, August 2016.
The Initium 端傳媒, 香港餐飲界的弄潮兒, June 2016.
Forbes, 2016 Hong Kong Food and Restaurant Trends, January 2016
Hong Kong Tatler, The Food Issue & #TatlerTable, November 2015.
South China Morning Post - Food Dreams - The struggle to make it in Hong Kong's super-competitive restaurant market [video], January 2015.
Falstaff (Austria), February 2014.
Jing Daily, 10 Minutes With..., October 2012.
Sassy Hong Kong, That Girl, September 2012.
Time Out Hong Kong, 20 People Changing the Way You Eat and Drink, April 2012.
Bloomberg Businessweek, The Secret World of Hong Kong's Private Kitchens, March 2012.

Panels
The Business of Blogging, General Assembly, Hong Kong, March 2016.
Women Extraordinaire Forum, Hong Kong, April 2014.
WOM Guide launch, Hong Kong, February 2012.
Blogging 101, Social Media Week, Hong Kong, February 2012.

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