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Meet Trailblazer Frances

Today we’d like to introduce you to Frances.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve always had such a great appreciation for food and wine. I love the aspect of how it brought people together and it was an experience you share with them. I’ve constantly had such a unique and fun experience. Also, growing up in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and Vancouver, I was able to grow my palate and enjoy cuisines from around the world.

This is what started my blog and Instagram, Food with Frances, where I would share my experience in restaurants, events, and wines.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Yes, it has been! I’ve had great support around San Diego! 🙂

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Food with Frances – what should we know?
Food with Frances is a food and wine blog that shares my favorites spots around San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. I also decided to get the Wine & Spirit Education Trust 2 certification last year, which lead me to also include wine pairings and wine tips on my blog.

I am most proud of how much it has grown within a year and how I’ve gotten to meet some amazing chefs, business owners, and people. I’ve also been to experience some of the most unforgettable dinners and meet the best people. I think what sets me apart is that I’m willing to try anything, I am a lover of all foods.

Finding a mentor and building a network are often cited in studies as a major factor impacting one’s success. Do you have any advice or lessons to share regarding finding a mentor or networking in general?
I would say, saying yes to everything when an opportunity arises. You never know who you’re going to meet or who they can connect you with.

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James Tran

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