MEET OUR EXPERTS

The best part of Journy is that our recommendations come from a global network of experts, from famous chefs to in-the-know locals. They share their insider knowledge of the places they live in and visit, and based on your unique preferences, our concierges put it all together for you in one cohesive travel plan. Start planning your next Journy today.

Caleb Ganzer
Caleb Ganzer
Wine Director, Managing Partner at Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
Caleb is a cosmos-loving, terroir-hunting, truth-searching wine lover. He's wine director and managing partner at Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels Centre St. in SoHo, NYC, and believes that farmers are rockstars. Caleb was also named Wine & Spirits Magazine's Best New Sommelier of 2016, and featured as one of Food & Wine Magazine's 2017 Sommeliers of the Year.
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Mark Rosati
Mark Rosati
Culinary Director, Shake Shack
Mark is the Culinary Director of Shake Shack. With restaurants in over 63 locations, including many throughout the Middle East, Mark has become an expert on local cuisines in these cities from his frequent visits every year. One city he often look forward to returning to is Dubai.
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Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown
Restaurant Consultant (Momofuku, Meadowood)
Heidi is one of Zagat's 30 under 30 in the Bay Area. She's worked with the "who's who" in the food world, including Thomas Keller, Mike and Lindsay Tusk, Tyler Florence and David Chang, and was most recently the Culinary Liaison at the Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley.
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Elizabeth Falkner
Elizabeth Falkner
Iron Chef, Author, TV Personality
Elizabeth Falkner is a renowned chef, author, TV personality, artist, and culinary instigator. She's starred on Iron Chef and Chopped All Stars to name a few. After owning several successful restaurants, she travels, cooks, and teaches.
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Aiste Miseviciute
Aiste Miseviciute
Model-turned-blogger, Luxeat
Who says models don’t eat? Aiste is a Lithuanian supermodel-turned expert gourmand. Her blog, Luxeat, started in 2004 as a way to share her jet-setting experiences with family, but quickly turned into a go-to source for the stories behind fine dining all over the world. She's our go-to expert on dining in Paris, London, Spain, Japan, and beyond.
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Andre Mack
Andre Mack
Sommelier, Winemaker, Designer at Mouton Noir Wines
A former banker turned sommelier and winemaker, Andre was the first African American to win the title of Best Young Sommelier in America back in 2003. Formerly head sommelier at Thomas Keller's Per Se in NYC, he's now at the helm of Mouton Noir Wines, highlighting star growers and winemakers from Oregon.
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Matt Goulding
Matt Goulding
Editor and Founder, Roads & Kingdoms, Author of Rice, Noodle, Fish
Matt is the co-founder of Roads & Kingdoms, a journal of food, travel and foreign correspondence. He's cooked on boats in Patagonia, worked at a carwash in Barcelona, and is the author of Rice, Noodle, Fish.
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Leiti Hsu
Leiti Hsu
Cofounder, Director of Community & Partnerships
Leiti is a culinary connector, journalist, and advisor to big brands and food tech companies the likes of Cover, Sosh, Twitter, and Unilever. She is a food show host who covers the red carpet annually at The James Beard Awards, and The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Town & Country, and Cosmopolitan.
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