Food for me is not just a passion, it’s an obsession. So whether I’m writing, cooking, or eating I’m always thinking about what’s next. My love of food and my very exciting expat life here in Korea led me to first start writing this blog and since then it’s become more than a hobby it’s become my way of life. Over the years I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful people, but I’m always looking for the next project and  love collaborating with those of you who adore food as much as I do. Below are just some of the some of the ways in which we can work together.


  1. Sponsored Post – A chance for you to promote your products or restaurant to my readers via a post on my blog. Although I will only write what I feel fits the image of the blog.
  2. Articles – As a freelance writer I have written about the food scene in Korea for a variety of different publications and websites over the years. If you’d like to commission me for a piece then let me know.
  3. Restaurant Consultation – The restaurant scene in Korea is a very tricky business. I can give you advice on your new concept or menu.
  4. Journalists –  Coming to Korea for the first time for work?  Let me make your stay a little easier by being your guide.
  5. Something Else? – Do you have a project you’d like to share with me that’s not listed here, if so get in touch and lets talk about it.


Shoot me an email me at to chat about your project further and discuss rates.
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30 comments on “Work With Me”

  1. Dear author,

    I am a French girl and I have just found your website on the internet by searching an internship in the catering industry in Seoul and It is incredible, I would like to thank you a lot for all this address, so many places look great and I am gonna ask some of theme if they are keen to take me as an intern.

    Thank you !

    Keep going it’s awesome !

    Best regards,


    • Hi Valentine

      Thank you so much for your kind words. What are you looking for in particular? I know a lot of the restaurant owners here so many be able to put you in contact with the right people. Gemma

  2. Dear Gemma,

    my name is Martina and I’m a marketing management student in Italy. Since I have to do a research about artisanal ice cream consumption in South Korea and you’re so well-informed about Korean food, I would really like to ask you some help.
    I need to know who consumes ice cream in South Korea (children, teenagers, young adults, adults…), if it’s considered street food or people prefer to eat it indoor, which are the occasion of consume (snack, after dinner, birthday..) and typical flavors,

    I hope to hearing from you soon and thanks a lot in advance!


    • Hi Martina

      In Korea everyone loves ice cream, its very popular with lots of ice cream shops that people will sit inside or use as a takeaway service. I don’t think its as popular at home. Some big ice cream trends that we have had over the past few years are the the rose ice cream, and the honey comb topped ice cream. One of the most popular ice cream makers here is called Fell + Cole who produce some really interesting and unique flavours. They have a great website which you can use to learn more. Hope this helps. Gemma

  3. Hello, it is nice to meet you. My name is Daisy Wu and we are working for Yevo Marketing. I wanted to invite you to our Yevo Chairman Peter Castleman Event at Google Campus on May 12th at 10am. He will be giving a message to young entrepreneurs and business people. Also focus on living a health life. If you check the Facebook page will have more information on it. And please feel free to share and invite others as well. Thank you so much. -Daisy Wu

    • Hi Daisy

      Thanks for the invite. Unfortunately I wont be able to make it, but I’ll let you know if I think of anyone who can.

  4. Hi, My name is Joon Choi, Founder/CEO of Jsquare INT (YourHomeKorea).
    Our service is for Expats living in Korea.
    we order delivery food to your door, we shop Costco Frozen/Fresh food, send you a Mattress Cleaner, House cleaner, call taxi, translate korean documents and all kind of requests that people need to live in Korea.
    If there is any opportunity that I can use your to let people know about us including ADS,Banner,or post etc,, that would be highly appreciated. Please come check our website, and let us know what it cost to do what I requested.
    Looking forward to hear from you.
    Best regards
    CEO-Joon Choi.

  5. Hello! I didn’t know where I could send you a note, but this seemed a good place. I tried out a British bakery in Baum-dong today called Scoff, (a bit off the beaten path), and I thought it was great. Especially their Hot-Cross Buns! I was wondering if you had checked them out? I tagged the location in Waze so others could find it more easily, but I thought a review from you might help promote them. I haven’t found many places that have moist cakes and baked goods like Gran made 🙂

    • Hi Kimberly, I have actually been meaning to get over and give Scoff a try for the past 2 years. I’m just never really around that area but I know I must make a point of getting there soon. Thanks for the great tip <3

  6. Hello , Nice to meet you , I am Aya From Egypt my nickname is Oshe
    i like what you do
    and i would like to work with you
    i know how to cook Egyptian food
    all of my Korean friends loved it when they were in Egypt
    i will come to korea after get job so if u need more staff tell me please i am sure you will like it , i can speack Arabic , English and i took 2 levels in korean too
    i am waiting for answer
    thanks alot

  7. Hi,
    I’m a regular reader.
    As a fellow brunch lover, I want to recommend 휘게 at 숭실대. Ricotta cheese pancakes. Mmmm. No English on the menu. Very limited parking. No cocktails. Cozy atmosphere, like you are in someone’s house. Nice owner/operator and staff. Not crowded. A locals-only kind of place. Nice smelling bathroom, too. 🙂

  8. Hi there! I just wanted to say what a wonderful blog!!! You really bring seoulfood to the world!

    I was searching for the location of butterfingers, and I found your blog. 2 seconds later, I opened instagram and saw that you liked one of my food photos! What a small world!

    Absolutely love your passion for food! =)

    Don’t stop writing!

    • Thanks so much for your kind words Alison. Unfortunately I haven’t ever done a review of Butterfingers but you may want to try The Original Pancake House, or the Pancake Epidemic instead. I’m always on Instagram looking for new foodie finds so not such a small world after all <3

  9. Hi Gemma,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog A Fat Girl’s Food Guide has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 30 Korean Food Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 30 Korean Food Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


  10. Hey, I was just wondering if you have any favorite new restaurants that just opened that’s worth checking out?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Xara,there are always so many new places in Seoul. You should definitely check out Trench Town the Jamaican place, Mishmash, Buttermilk Biscuit Co, and Nekkid Wings!

  11. Hey Gemma!

    A big hello from New York! I just want to thank you for making my life easier. I visit my in laws in Korea every year and I always make sure to check your blog before heading to Seoul to see what restaurants I should visit 🙂

    I’m really interested in cafe/restaurant that are aesthetically pleasing and was wondering if you knew any? Thank you 🙂

    • Hi Alice, so great to hear from you, and it is great to know you find my blog useful. I know exactly what it is like to go to new places and not know where the hell to eat. You have to get the perspective of someone who lives there to get to know about all the best places. There are so many beautiful spots in Seoul, what kind of aesthetic are you looking for. Most places in Haebangchon & Gyeongridan and cute and quirky. you should also check out my article of Mangwon for the most adorable area filled with cute cafes.

  12. Hi Gemma 🙂

    I love following your food adventures! There’s a new place in HBC that is called Just BLT, I was wondering if you’ve heard of it or you’ve been to it? The concept of the place is really neat. The owner cures her own bacon, bakes her own bread, grows her own lettuce, and she make her own mayo (10 kinds?). She is starting to offer other things like soup and mac ‘n cheese too!
    I know you are probably really busy but I love reading your reviews on places so if you do get a chance to go I hope you can! 🙂

    Have a happy weekend!

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