Hi! My name is Christina Soong.
From 2013-2015 I worked as a writer, recipe developer, photographer, presenter, consultant, food stylist and blogger.
Currently, I work full-time as Marketing Director at Makers Empire, a pioneering EdTech company helping elementary, primary and middle schools teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st century learning skills with 3D design and 3D printing. So this site is maintained purely for sentimental reasons - I am not currently taking on any consulting work at the moment.
I have had a variety of jobs over the years. In a previous life I worked in senior management, marketing, fundraising and business development roles for not-for-profits - my last job was Executive Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. I've always written on the side, too. I started writing for On Dit, the Adelaide University students' newspaper, in my teens, becoming music editor in 1995 and elected co-editor in 1996.
In June 2011 I started my food & travel blog, The Hungry Australian, which led to my former career. The Hungry Australian was judged National Winner and Best Food Blog at the Best Australian Blogs 2014 competition organised by the Australian Writers' Centre, over 1,100+ blogs. The Hungry Australian was also a Lifestyle Category Finalist and Winner of the Outstanding Use of Photography award in the same competition in 2013. The Hungry Australian was included in Inspired’s 2015 Top 100 Food Bloggers magazine, too.
In mid 2015 I was one of three photographers commissioned to shoot 120+ South Australian restaurants and wineries for Smudge Publishing's 500 page Flavours of South Australia coffee table book.
My writing, recipes and photography have appeared in numerous print and online magazines and newspapers including Elle Decor, Elle France, Food & Home Entertaining (South Africa), The Huffington Post, The China Daily, That's Shanghai, Pedestrian TV, The Adelaide Review, Sumptuous, Aspire, Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, She Knows, About.com, The Hoopla, and In Daily.
Although my roles have varied, all my work has been about making developing relationships. My background means that I bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills to the table - every recipe, photograph, piece of writing or web page I create is shaped by over a dozen years' useful work experience and a well-thumbed passport.
PS prefer a chronological account of my past work experience? Check out my Curriculum Vitae.
(c) All text and photographs by Christina Soong 2013-2015. Photographs may not be reproduced without permission. Please contact me for republication and licensing rights.
Work With Me
I am represented by The Fleming Agency for publishing enquiries. Please contact Kathryn Fleming:
The Fleming Agency
Fox Studios Australia
38 Driver Avenue
Moore Park NSW 2021
Telephone: + 61 2 8353 3690.
For general (non-work) enquiries please email me at christinasoong75[at]gmail.com