Wendy Cheung is a big fan of food – in fact, she admits she’s actually a bit obssessed with it.
And it’s small wonder since the majority of the 24-year-old’s family work in the food industry – her dad owned a Chinese restaurant, her uncle runs a takeaway and her sister was a restaurant manager.
On top of that, Wendy’s mum, a cook, always made meals from scratch every night, instilling high standards for both food quality and customer serHer keen interest in food has now inspired her to set up an online blog, all about her favourite eats.
She started Wendylikesfood earlier this month, as a fun way to share her opinions about the restaurants in the Chester and North Wales area. Wendy, from Garden City, Deeside, said: “I always read Tripadvisor reviews and this is just a way of expanding that kind of thing and being a bit more creative with it.
“Food has been more than a hobby for me, and it doesn't take people long to realise how much it features in my everyday life – most of my conversations revolve around food in some way or another.
“At the moment, I just hope people enjoy reading my blog and maybe in the future, if a position comes up somewhere that will pay me to eat food and write about it – that would be my ultimate dream job!”
Wendy, who works as a senior PPI case handler at Lloyds Banking Group, says she is hoping to write weekly posts and inform young people about the best places to eat.
“I do think it's quite rare for young people to be passionate about food – it's not really a priority for people in their teens and early twenties but I've been lucky to have a very foodie family who enjoy trying new things,” says Wendy.
“Tripadvisor reviews can be a little one-dimensional sometimes and people only write if they've had a really great experience or a really bad one so they don't always reflect the right impression to new customers.
“I'm hoping my blog will be a bit more honest and from a younger person's point of view.
“I'm not hoping to change people's education about food – I just hope it will encourage people to try new things and make a bigger deal about the great local places that we've got.
“It also gives me an excuse to eat out more!
Follow Wendy’s blog at wendylikesfood.wordpress.com.