About Wendy:

Originally from the Deep South, Restaurant Journalist Wendy Lyn is known as the “Insider’s Insider” for her hard-won access to the international culinary community from having worked as a PR & Restaurant Consultant to the some of the world’s biggest chefs and launching the first US Michelin Guide. Her trusted Southern appeal, an insatiable curiosity for food & wine, and her energetic genuine fun-style have endeared her to top chefs & industry pros all over the world who consider her part of their family.

Wendy is an avid food explorer writing about chefs, restaurants, natural wine, and food culture. When she travels, she searches out where the locals eat, what they eat, and meet who they know to learn the stories behind the family-owned businesses and food artisans.

She also mentors up & coming chefs is a natural wine advocate and globe-trots 250+ days a year on epic eating trips with industry friends in search of great places to eat.

Today, this professional eater lives on a lagoon in Venice Italy, after nearly 20 years in Paris, France.


“My favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations. I eat in restaurants every single day. They are literally, my kitchen.” – Wendy

Why She Created This Site:

Wendy is on a mission to introduce you to the people (not companies) who go out of their way to source fresh seasonal food + drink and who influence the way we eat and drink today.

She created this site for you food-obsessed travelers to help you find the best places fast…because you aren’t interested in every place to eat, only the places to eat, right now.

When she’s not eating, she takes private clients on personal food & wine tours in Venice, Italy – and honored to have been named:

One of the Top 10 Food Guides in the World – The Wall Street Journal
One of the Top 6 Food City Tours in the World – The Sunday Times
The “Ultimate Food Insider” and “On a First Name Basis With Every ‘it’ Chef” – Travel & Leisure Magazine
Wendy Lyn is the “hyperconnected private guide behind Paris Is My Kitchen” – Food & Wine Magazine