About Me & Media Kit

About Me

My name is Tina Wong. I am the founding editor of The Wandering Eater, started in 2004. A native New Yorker who works in the health care industry with a Master’s degree. I’m a self-described chocolate hedonist, coffee snob, adventurous eater, and a very experienced home and cook baker with a dSLR on hand.

Website Mission

The Wandering Eater has gone beyond mere eating and drinking. Its mission is to find exciting places, new experiences, emerging trends and sensations. Because we know that our readers are always hungry for more than just a great meal. From travel and entertaining to luxury and design, we bring an energetic and stylish take on living well, covering the many areas of our readers’ lives that intersect with their love of food and wine. The Wandering Eater features over 700 published pages of original content, generates monthly traffic of averaging about 75,000 unique hits a month and about 820,000 page views per month. (For the travel posts, please click here.)

My work (photography)

I have shot for clients such as WhiteWave Foods, a number of restaurants in the New York City area, and most recently, Pat LaFrieda (some of my work seen here or a few below).

Ferrari Magazine Issue 27 "Year 2014" Ferrari Magazine Issue 27 "Year 2014"

My photo of Ladurée‘s owner, David Holder of the Holder Group is on the Official Ferrari Magazine found on their special special 280-page Yearbook edition (2014), Issue 27. Ferrari Magazine (Conde Nast U.K. imprint) is a triannual, luxury car and lifestyle magazine that profiles the international power players and jetsetters who own the revered Italian auto brand, its history, and fashion editorial of their apparel.

Silver tray of plated Michael White's White Label Hamburger from Pat LaFrieda Project #4: Raw short ribs with Pat LaFrieda box
Roasted whole pig (烤全豬); sourced from Pat LaFrieda

I have shot for Complexity Group (link), a New Zealand-based wine enthusiast group who create events for prestigious New Zealand wine makers, for their wine industry event “Grapes on a Train.” My photo set found here.

Andre Compreye, Chef Sommelier of Benoit Restaurant and Erin Babour, Head Sommelier of The Musket Room Toasting with bubbly rosé
Wines tasted at Sauvignon Blanc seminar

I shot for Huffington Post: Food for James Beard Awards 2012.

Chefs José Andrés, Wolfgang Puck and his wife, Susan Ungaro

If you would like to read about my photography usage, please read this page.


Over time, I have done food & event photography projects for several restaurants in the NYC area and for Le Grand Fooding that took place on September 2010 (link to the featured article and to their official website).

Tearsheet: Le Fooding's site

This site was also featured in NY Magazine’s Grub Street (link) for my Momofuku Ko restaurant review.

NY Grub Street: Momofuku Ko (tearsheet)

My photo was featured on Metro NY (a daily newspaper publication that runs in multiple cities in the U.S. and in Europe) on August 31, 2011.

My raw seafood tower photo made it on Metro NY!

My photo of Raymond Vineyards’ Crystal Room have been featured on Forbes.com “7 California Wine Experiences You Can’t Get Anywhere Else” (link to Forbes’ story)

My pot pie photo from The Peacock was featured on Ask Men (Australia) and on CBS News’ The Dish segment that was aired on January 25, 2014 (seen on the video below at 3:15)

Social Networking:

I have a Twitter account here (my Twitter username is twanderingeater NOT wanderingeater. Long story…). You may follow along my boring (or strange) stream of thoughts. Most likely it’ll be food ramblings.

For the visually geared people, Instagram is your most up-to-date stream of what I am seeing, doing, and/or eating. Please follow me @wanderingeater.

Contact Info:

For questions, comments, write an editorial or freelance work (writing or food/restaurant photography); you may contact me at: wanderingeater@gmail.com. Please be clear on your Subject line and I’ll respond to you in a timely manner.

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