ABOUT MIKA

Food Fashionista - Mika Takeuchi

Food Fashionista

Food Fashionista was created to share the love of food and the fabulously delicious lifestyle that goes with it. You’ll find coverage and features on culinary events, exclusive interviews, tasteful recipes, and insider info. Think of Food Fashionista as your culinary bff & feel free to contact us at anytime with your dining, travel, and lifestyle tips and news. If we don’t get back to you right away, please keep in mind that we get tons of emails but we do still ♥ you.

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Mika Takeuchi, Creator / Editor

Hello and thanks for visiting!  I started this site back in 2007, but have enjoyed a love affair with gastronomy, travel and style long before that. Born in Tokyo just minutes away from the world-famous Tsukiji fish market before it was commercially world famous (ha), I was spending time at sushi bars with my father as a young gal in pig tails and stuffed animal in tow. A second order of ikura was always on my menu . I can still see my father breaking the wooden chopsticks in half so they were my size. From Japan, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, worked in restaurants, retail and the corporate world, and after a stint in Italy studying art in Umbria, I started my own e-commerce fashion boutique along with personal shopping for the dapper Mayor of S.F.

I’ve always had an intense passion for all things creative – art, design, fashion, music and you guessed it…culinary. In my closet you’ll find vintage treasures mixed with high-end contemporary (I’m an equal-opportunity shopper). On my plate, you’ll see a wide-ranging taste in cuisine from authentic street food to three-star Michelin. I’ve worked front of the house in restaurants, have consulted with premier chefs and brands, and know the industry from a unique perspective as both a patron and insider. I am currently a Brand Ambassador for MICHELIN, official blogger for Nespresso, and a contributing author of the book “Creating a Meal You’ll Love” with all proceeds going to Share our Strength. Along with this site and my fashion biz, I am a digital media and marketing consultant working with select, high-profile brands.

From a multi-course meal at Le Louis XV in Monaco to an incredibly delectable five-dollar find at the local Farmers’ Market, my dining style is as eclectic as my wardrobe and taste in music. As I always says “If you enjoy food, you enjoy life.”

Thanks for dropping by!

If you so wish, you can contact me via e-mail at mika at foodfashionista.com

For collaborations, sponsorship or advertising, e-mail: info at foodfashionista.com

19 comments

  1. Shopping and dining at fabulous eateries is what you do best!! Congratulations on your new venture, I love your website. Are you or do you have a section for Vegetarian Cuisine?

  2. I love the food fashionista site! I have bookmarked the site and subscribed to your feed. Hope to meet you one day at a foodie event.

  3. Excellent work! I love the precise info that you give and the fabulous pictures! Keep sharing the secrets, love you Mika (aka hcooh!!) ;) xoxo

  4. Hanging out with Mika at the American Wine and Food Festival was like a walk on the red carpet. She knows all the chefs and they know her. Lots of photos, fame, and food. Wow. What a babe.

  5. Hi Mika.. I am a huge fan of your site. I am from France and was told about your blog from one of my friends. Please let us know if you visit Bordeaux any time soon.

  6. What a wonderful site you have. My life has become more exciting since I’ve discovered Food Fashionista. I’m living vicariously through all your amazing food adventures.

  7. Mika, I see you were at vegas uncorked again this year. Me too. I did the Guy Savoy dinner, cocktails and cuisine, where I met you last year, Tea and desert and palazzo after dark. All fun.
    Dee

  8. I am such a big fan Mika! When are you going to have your own television show? I enjoy reading your tweets and following your exciting lifestyle of food.

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