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.
Tom grew up in Guizhou, China and he has lived in various cities like Guiyang, Nanjing, Shanghai and Beijing. He was awarded the Billy Graham Scholarship and went to Wheaton College to pursue his MA in Outdoor Adventure Leadership in 2014 Aug. He loved the great outdoors and spent numerous hours backpacking, biking and canoeing. After his graduation, he traveled and hiked in 9 National Parks (e.g. Yosemite, Yellow Stone, Grand Teton, and Glacier National Park) in US in the fall of 2016. Hidden Lake Trail in Glacier National park is one of his favorite trails during that trip. He is currently working as a freelancer to translate textbooks on Intercultural Studies from English to Chinese. He is passionate about building cross-cultural friendships and bridges between China and other nations. Food is Tom’s love language. He enjoys sharing Chinese food, culture and history with his foreign friends during meals at the local Chinese restaurants.