RESTAURANT + TRAVEL WRITER
Renée Suen is a restaurant and culinary travel writer/photographer based in Toronto who searches the world for memorable tastes and the stories behind the plate. In another life she pursued a doctorate in Cardiovascular Sciences but now specializes in covering the Canadian food scene. She is a food and drink columnist at Sing Tao’s Chinese-English EliteGen magazine and a regular contributor to Toronto Life and Toronto Star Travel. Her works also appears in The Globe and Mail, enRoute, AFAR, Bon Appétit, Best Health and Wall Street Journal. Online, through Periscope, she’s become known for exploring entomophagy and culturally unique foods in whatever corner of the globe her insatiable appetite takes her. A firm believer in health and wellness, she was the recipe editor and a senior contributor to Inspired Cooking (2016) - a cookbook, anthology and resource focused on providing health- and nutrition-driven recipes to all Canadians. A panelist for various restaurant ranking surveys, Renée currently chairs Vacay.ca's Top Restaurants in Canada list (where she’s been interviewed on CTV News, CBC’s Metro Morning and in print for her views on the contentious topic).