It’s crazy to think I’ve been sharing my experiences here on the blog for 8 years already. I’ve had so many interesting experiences from flying to places I never thought I’d go, partnering with different brands to bring you more recipes and restaurant experiences and meeting and interacting with many of you through social media.

Throughout the 8 years we’ve had contributors come and go and I’ve been so happy to have them part of the Gastrofork team. I love that at the end of the day, it’s still a family – Nathalie as the photographer and editor, my dad sharing his recipes. I consider every contributor as part of my family as well and I’m very thankful for their hard work and sharing their love of food with us.

In the past couple of years, I’ve shared more so on Youtube – something I never thought I would do, considering I’m more of an introvert than anything. But it threw me out of my comfort zone and made me a better person throughout my experience.

I know I’ve slowed down a lil bit in the last year, but that’s because we welcomed a new addition to my family and I’ve been spending a lot of time with him. I look forward to 2019 where things will start ramping up again!

To celebrate the 8 years I’ve been blogging and to thank you for reading my adventures, I’ve decided to do a couple giveaways. I wanted to do a variety of different ones – ones that highlight my favourite places and experiences and also places you guys loved reading about in 2018. With this in mind, half of the giveaways were curated by you and the most popular posts of 2018. I invite you to come back within the month of February and see what’s going on.

Finally, I want to thank you again for coming to this blog and reading about my experiences and what I’m up to. If it wasn’t for you guys, I probably wouldn’t be blogging anymore! I love writing and sharing where I go and what I do, and I hope to do it for years to come.

Leave me a comment below and let me know where you want me to try out this year, what you want to see or even what you want me to giveaway this month (sorry, no Lamborghinis, mama isn’t making that much money 😉 )


– Dee