Crystyl has been covering Shanghai's food scene for international and domestic publications and TV programs for almost a decade. She has contributed to several magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Travel+Leisure, Departures, and AFAR, among others. She was the food editor of Time Out Shanghai for five years, covering the city's culinary scene from street food to Michelin-star restaurants. Crystyl also lectures at various universities and consults for multinational companies on China's food scene, and she is a restaurant critic on International Channel Shanghai's "Fine Dining" TV program. Originally from Boston, she moved to China seventeen years ago as a student and has previously worked as a correspondent for Time Warner's Asiaweek magazine.
Growing up in a traditional family in Shanghai, Terry brings a wide range of deep insight in Shanghai's local culture, especially in art and history. With his passion for contemporary art, Terry has been managing various galleries M50 which helped him build exceptional expertise in the area's historical backgrounds. Besides art, Terry enjoys traveling around the world and discovering different types of art in multi-cultural environments as well as exploring world-wide cuisine.
Nicolas is a French national that came to Shanghai in 2008 after spending 15 years as a journalist in Taiwan. He is now working part-time as a consultant and a facilitator. Also collecting Chinese antiques and contemporary art or old Shanghai maps and photos, Nicolas is passionate about China, Shanghai and its people. He is regularly leading cultural, historical and architectural walks around Shanghai as well as lecturing about the city, the Taiwanese aborigines or Chinese arts for the Royal Asiatic Society China, the Shanghai Expatriate Association, Shanghai Accueil - the French speaking club in Shanghai -, leaders and staff of international companies.
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