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Foodgressing.com is a food, travel and lifestyle brand sharing news and reviews on restaurants, products, travel and local happenings. Founded in 2014 by Areta Wong, a food and travel enthusiast.

Foodgressing is also operating local, city-focused subsites for Vancouver, New York City, Los Angeles, Florida, Toronto, USA (general). Travelgressing.com is also a sister site focusing on travel-related news and reviews.

What is “foodgressing”?

The basic meaning of the latin root “-gress” is “to step.” In conjunction with “food,” foodgressing to me means “moving towards food.”

I coined the term “foodgressing” to represent my constant search for my next great eat!

About me

My name is Areta and I was born and raised in Richmond, BC, Canada.  

My foodie background starts from coming from a family of great chefs.

My grand-father and father both owned and ran restaurant businesses in Canada in the 1970s and 80s.

I consider myself a food enthusiast.  I am not a professional food critic nor do I have a culinary background.

I simply enjoy trying out different foods, photographing them, and sharing my food experiences with others.

This blog highlights my adventures with food along recommendations on the best restaurants, food products, and food events.

Why I Blog

Writing about food has been an ongoing passion of mine.  I had been a Yelp Elite member and contributor to Dinehere, Urbanspoon and TripAdvisor for many years.

I started foodgressing.com in December 2014 and am currently a full-time blogger & influencer.

If I’m not working on foodgressing, I’m busy with my second blog travelgressing.com.

Aside from my foodie life, I’m a Generation Y/Millennial working mom, wife, dog owner and proud Canadian.

I graduated from the University of British Columbia alumni with Bachelor and Master’s Degrees (Bachelor of Science – Double Major Cell Biology & Genetics + Chemistry and Minor English; Masters Degree in Health Administration).

In terms of culinary training, I completed the “Basics in 8: A Culinary Skill Building Series” – a 32 hour program at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.

I currently reside in Vancouver, BC Canada with my husband, two sons and dog.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for wanting to learn more about me!

Happy reading!