Helen Hokin is the founder and editor of Food Tripper.
An expert and opinion-former on gourmet and luxury travel, Helen has eaten her way around the world. From interviewing Michelin star chefs, to street food sellers in Mumbai, she has met the people behind the world’s most diverse and interesting food stories, bringing her adventures to life in magazines and on TV.
In 2009, after a decade in food and travel journalism, Helen founded Food Tripper - a lifestyle publication aimed at ‘people who travel to eat.’ Soon after, the unique concept, combining cutting-edge food trends with off-beat food history & culture, was spotted by Travel Channel as a great fit for TV. Helen is now presenter and a producer of the TV series. Find out more here
When she’s not travelling, eating or writing, Helen continues to offer expert comment and act as judge for food and travel awards. Her most memorable experiences include eating her own body weight in dairy whilst judging The World Cheese Championships; Sleeping her way around the North West of England to determine the Best Hotel in Cheshire and acting as an undercover restaurant reviewer for the Which? Good Food Guide. She hasn’t had her stomach stapled yet.
She counts being marooned on a private island in the Seychelles and crossing the Continental Divide with cowboys on horseback amongst her most enjoyable travel experiences.
Her TV and published work have appeared on Market Kitchen on the Good Food Channel, the Independent, Guardian, Channel4.com, Food & Travel Magazine, Weight Watchers, handbag.com, Caterer & Hotelkeeper and Journey, to name a few.
Helen has a Masters degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management, is a trained chef and worked briefly in the hospitality industry before embarking on a media career. She also has a Masters degree in French Language & Literature.