The most famous worldwide guide for Pizza lovers is about to reveal the official ranking for the Asia Pacific region; in order to make sure nothing is left behind and to always be up to date despite the difficulties on international travels, the Asia Pacific Panel lead Vittoria Dell’Anna officially appointed 4 Regional Heads and 1 Brand Ambassador to raise interest among the food and media industry in the continent.
“Waiting for the official Asia Pacific award ceremony to be held this summer, I’m glad to share the names of 5 amazing people of the team in Asia Pacific who are strongly working to help me on spreading pizza culture in the region and building a strong brand awareness on an international level” Vittoria says.
VANESSA YEUNG – Greater China and Korea
Model-turned-Journalist, Vogue & Elle cover-girl Vanessa Yeung is a celebrity model, TV presenter and radio host originally from Hong Kong. Since 2012, her award winning bilingual Michelin starred chefs’ book “For two in 32 minutes Michelin starred chefs’ culinary secrets & recipes“ was reprinted 7 times. In 2015, she shifted her base back to Paris and divides her time between Asia and Europe, being an ambassador for connecting two continents as a journalist contributing for various publications including Bar & Dining Korea on regular basis.
Vanessa Yeung Instagram @vanessayeungofficial
MELINDA JOE – Japan
Melinda Joe is an American journalist based in Tokyo, with more than a decade of experience covering food and drinks in Japan and around the world. Her work, which has been translated into four languages, has been featured in publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Newsweek, Nikkei Asia, CNN, and Departures Magazine. She writes a regular column in The Japan Times.
Melinda Joe Instagram @melindarjoe
NIANNE-LYNN HENDRICKS – South East Asia
Nianne-Lynn Hendricks (just like the gin!) is an Anglo-Indian living in Bangkok, Thailand, since 2001. She’s a journalist by profession and works for Thailand’s leading English-language daily newspaper, The Bangkok Post. A former restaurateur, having co-owned one of Bangkok’s “Top Tables”, Seven Spoons, food is a major part of her life. Nianne describes herself as a “food nerd” and is in her element in the kitchen and among chefs.
Nianne-Lynn Hendricks Instagram @niannelynn
VINCENZO PROSPERI – Australia and New Zealand
Vincenzo Prosperi hosts the Youtube channel Vincenzo’s Plate with almost 1million subscribers; together with his Facebook page counting 1.7million followers, Vincenzo became one of the largest and most inspiring Italian food creators and educators in Australia and New Zealand (with a huge audience in USA too), following the mission to educate people on the importance of quality ingredients, simple flavours and Italian traditions via video recipes – not to mention enjoying the journey and experience of sharing a meal.
Vincenzo Prosperi Youtube @Vincenzo’s plate
FENG CHEN – APAC brand ambassador
Pizza enthusiast and food influencer, Feng is an active member of the International pizza community and a Gozney (professional pizza ovens) ambassador. Having lived in Melbourne, Bangkok, Tokyo and Massachusetts, Feng makes pizza that celebrates specialty ingredients from a diverse range of cultures. Her everyday scope is making pizza in pursuit of perfection; she is constantly trying new, original pizza combinations and sharing her love for pizza with customers and aspiring pizza makers.
Feng Chen Instagram @leopardcrust