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.com, and more. She started her career in food writing first at a community magazine in Melbourne, then in Hong Kong at LUXE City Guides.

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, and in 2017, Honestly Green launched Poho Market.

The markets grew from her 2012 project, Island East Markets, which was the largest urban farmers'  market in the city, and showcased artisanal products that were locally and responsibly made and grown.

For her efforts towards food sustainability, she was named "Inspiring Homegrown Entrepreneur" in the inaugural Women of Hope awards and made part of Generation T by Hong Kong Tatler.

Janice judges and contributes to major local and international 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 designs and leads custom food and culture experiences.

She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, and also holds a WSET Advanced (Level 3) Certificate, which just means she is serious about enjoying a tipple.

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Selected mentions and appearances

Hong Kong Tatler, Generation T: The Names Disrupting The Dining Scene In Hong Kong, June 2017.
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.
New York Magazine, February 2013.
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.

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.

Tatler Table, Taste of Hong Kong, March 2017.
TEDxHong Kong, November 2016
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.