Southerner 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 biggest chefs in the world and launching the first US Michelin Guide.

Today, this professional eater is a consultant to independent restaurants, mentors up & coming chefs, is a natural wine advocate and globe trots 200+ days a year on epic eating trips with industry friends in search of great places to eat.

It is the reason why she created this site as a short real-time bucket list for you food-obsessed travellers to find the best in Paris fast…because you aren’t interested in every place to eat, only the places to eat, right now.

Bon appétit and bonne route!

Who Are You?

I’m a Southerner who worked as a PR and restaurant consultant for the most notable chefs in the world conceptualising restaurants and launching the first US Michelin Guide in NYC. Now, I’m a food explorer writing about chefs, restaurants, natural wine and food culture. When I am not leading my private food & wine tours in Paris you can find me traveling on eating & drinking marathons with industry friends to share with you.

Why “Paris is My Kitchen?”

Paris is literally my kitchen.  You can find me in her fantastic restaurants with my chef & winemaking friends for every meal, every single day. In fact, it is why my favourite thing to make for dinner is reservations.

How Did You End Up in Paris?

Originally from the Deep South, I grew up in shrimping & fishing the Gulf of Mexico with my grandfather, worked in marketing at Southern Living Magazine during college and then transferred to London.

During a weekend in Paris, I fell down an Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole and landed at the Mad Hatter’s tea party with all these crazy Chef characters eating & drinking for 12-hours around a table and was hooked. I knew then and there that France had my heart and I was never going to leave.

Can You Show Me Around Paris?

With pleasure. When I’m not traveling to eat, I take private clients on sell out private food & wine tours in Paris – and honoured 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

Any Great Recommendations In Other Food Cities?

Paris may be my heart and home, but check out my other City Guides for insider recommendations from my travels with industry friends.

Do You Accept Special Treatment, Free Meals & Travel?

Not ever. Solicitations are not responded to nor ever accepted.  I pay for my own meals and travel except when I am on assignment and am reimbursed for expenses associated with the job. It is why I refuse ads on my site, I want you to trust that where I send you is where you will also find me eating.

What Is Your Favorite Place To Eat?

In Paris, it is definitely Bistrot Paul Bert. Outside that, I am always searching for new places to fall in love with.

How Do You Not Weigh 300 Pounds?

Oh Lordy, I feel like I do. But, for the most part I swear by the French diet… I wear black!


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