We’ve been so busy and engrossed with sharing our dining experiences and reviews on the website, to an extent where we haven’t taken a moment to give ourselves credit for yet another achievement that we’re very excited to share with you.
So, a few months ago we got a call from the management of Ahlan! Magazine (one of Middle East’s leading magazine publishing company) giving us the unimaginable news of us being two out of the hundred most influential people in UAE for 2016.
What’s Hot 100?
The Hot 100 magazine began over a decade ago with the creators of Ahlan! magazine compiling a list of the UAE’s biggest influencers, long before the term ‘influencer’ had ever been coined. From entrepreneurs, artists and performers to designers, chefs and presenters, these innovators make the Emirates what it is today.
Below, you will find our interview that was featured in the magazine along with a picture of us feasting at Tom&Serg (classic WhereMyFoodAt eh?).
“Kimberly D’souza & Denver Britto
The new bloggers on the scene who are taking food photography to the next level
• It took us a lot of time, dedication and commitment to reach where we are today in the food blogging scene and we’ve hit levels of accomplishment that were unimaginable to us in the early days. Meeting celebrity chefs like Vikas Khanna, Vineet Bhatia, Tom Aikens and Gordon Ramsay, and being part of tastings and launch events wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for our blog, WhereMyFoodAt.
• Our biggest competition is ourselves, so we never compare our status with that of anyone else. With the rise of food bloggers, it’s very important to set yourself apart from the rest and possess that unique quality that draws people towards you, and we feel our food photography plays a great part in that.
• When we launched our blog, it was to document our culinary journey around the UAE and later the world, as we experienced new cultures and cuisines through our reviews. The influence of social media turned this into a second job that we absolutely love. We get such positive feedback from our followers, and these kind words of encouragement boost our motivation to push ourselves even further.
• Our most prized possession is a signed copy of Gordon Ramsay’s cookbook, along with a Polaroid with the man himself during his recent visit to Bread Street Kitchen at Atlantis – a memory that we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives! Makes us cry every time we look at it. “
We would once again like to thank all our followers for being absolutely supportive, for always encouraging us to keep reviewing and for keeping this passion of ours alive. We are truly filled with gratitude and beyond ecstatic to be recognized for our hard work and commitment. Always remember, do what you love and love what you do!