Founder and Editor, The Fabulous Foodie Blog Sophie Louise Middleton
BA French with English Literature, King's College London
Sophie grew up in Dubai, where East and West meet and become exuberantly cosmopolitan. Growing up in the U.A.E from the ages of 6 to 18, Sophie fell in love with the different nationalities surrounding her; Arabic, Syrian, Lebanese, South African, Kenyan, Swiss, French, German, Kiwi, Australian, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Filipino, not to mention all the different cuisines on offer.
The Fabulous Foodie blossomed during Sophie's third year of University at King's College London in October 2015. With a joint degree in French and English Literature, she has always been extremely passionate about the Arts, Culture, Food and even Tech from a young age thanks to her father's obsession with computers and gadgets.
After completing an apprenticeship at BBC GoodFood Magazine, solo-travelling to Sicily and New York to review their bustling Street Food Markets and eateries, Sophie began a restaurant review blog which gained an enormous following of over 29,0000 readers a month and 12,000 Instagram followers in under 8 months. With restaurant blogging almost unheard of in 2015, Sophie wanted to break through the Fashion and Beauty blogging trends with reviews on restaurants combining her passion for photography with Restaurants' best dishes and dreamy interior shots.
Since graduating from King's College London, Sophie was asked to write as a Features Journalist for The Mail On Sunday with articles in print and online where she worked alongisde food critic Tom Parker-Bowles for his weekly columns in The Mail On Sunday - and her restaurant reviews have been featured online by Global Fashion Brands such as Dune London and in London Food Guides such as Shaftsbury's Restaurant Guide 2017.
As a food blogger, Sophie's advertising clients have ranged from leading supermarket chains such as Waitrose, Tesco, to global consumer and delivery giants like KFC, Hungry House, Absolut Vodka. With her roots based in a bit of Dubai luxury, Sophie loves working with celebrity-owned restaurants like Ramsay's Heddon Street Kitchen, GBK as well as working with some of the world's finest luxury resorts both in London and in Dubai such as The Ritz-Carlton Resort, The Four Seasons, The Savoy, The Corinthia, The W Hotel and The Shangri-La. In November 2016, Sophie interviewed Celebrity TV Chef, best-selling author and Sunday Brunch's most-loved guest, Ching He Huang for the first issue of her online magazine and then Executive Chef of Duck and Waffle, Dan Doherty.
Sophie is extremely passionate about the F&B and Hotel industry and now works full-time as a Manager in Social Media Marketing for one of the largest and most successful Hotel companies worldwide. Her guilty pleasures include scouting out the best restaurant deals and most instagrammable food in big cities, watching her favourite cooking shows with Nigella Lawson, watching Rick Stein, Alex Polezzi, Jamie Oliver, feeling completely inspired by Netflix's food series Chef's Table, chuckling at the weekly columns by acclaimed British food critics like Jay Rayner and Grace Dent, and keeping up to date with the latest openings in London, Dubai and New York.