Food Tripper began in 2009 as a website for people who travel to eat. Since then it has grown into a Publishing & award-winning TV production business producing unique and entertaining content reflecting the latest news and trends in food related travel.
The Food Tripper brand includes:
An Award Winning TV series
commissioned by Travel Channel and produced, written and presented by Helen. The 7-part series of 60-minute episodes has shown to a viewer reach of 120 million in 24 languages. The shows were filmed on location in Miami, Taiwan, London, Germany, Cyprus, Estonia and Grenada.
A Website covering food-related travel news, reviews and features. An eBook Business
of food & travel guides and cookery books available on Amazon's kindle and other tablets.
A PR & Marketing consultancy providing support for hospitality and food-related businesses.
Founder Helen Hokin has spent more than 10 years in the media industry including five years as the Food Editor and Restaurant Critic at Food & Travel Magazine.
Helen has appeared on Market Kitchen, The Holiday Show, Travel Today, Travel Channel, Talk Radio and many regional radio stations from Swansea Sound to Cheshire FM. Her taste buds have been called upon to judge The World Cheese Championships, The Great Taste Awards, The Guild of Food Writers’ Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book, The Best Hotel in Cheshire and The Great British Chilli Cook Off. She has worked as an undercover inspector for The Which? Good Food Guide and has appeared on stage as a panelist at The Great Food Debate at the Abergavenny Food Festival and at Destinations Travel Show. She has contributed widely to publications including The Independent, Olive, Which?, Fresh, Food & Travel, Caterer & Hotelkeeper, Channel4/food, Journey, Weight Watchers and Handbag.com.
She has reported on gourmet travel trends and hospitality news from around the world and in her TV and written work she has interviewed some of the world’s leading food personalities including Nobu, Alain Ducasse, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Heston Blumenthal. During the dot com boom, Helen was hired by Weight Watchers, in New York City, to edit and launch the very first Weight Watchers websites for the UK and Europe. Here she applied her knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating, having lived and breathed the Mediterranean Diet, during a spell living in Barcelona.
An entrepreneur at heart, Helen has grown her career from journalist to web publisher to TV presenter, producer and director. She continues to edit Foodtripper.com with contributions from over 60 journalists.
Helen has a Masters Degree (M.Sc) with Distinction in Hotel & Restaurant Management and is a trained chef. She also has a Masters Degree (M.A.) in French Literature & Language.