About Me

Gabriel Hall is a traveler, writer, and photographer who has spent the last 30 years travelling the world. He has focused specifically on Asia and Japan over the last 16 years. Most of his time abroad he spends living like the locals, wandering the streets dropping in on restaurants, bars, breweries, and distilleries with his camera and notepad, documenting the food, lifestyle, and quirks of travelling across the country.

During his travels, Gabriel has experienced the hospitality of the restaurant and chef world. He has been served some of the world’s most sought after dishes at Michelin star restaurants, wandered into historic locals only izakayas, and snacked on fried chicken and drank jugs of beer under tents on the street with great friends. His varied experiences and knowledge has allowed him to develop close relationships with chefs, bartenders, and hospitality staff around the world. He has been invited to work alongside many of them when things get rough. He enjoys meeting new people and sharing drink and food in restaurants off the beaten path.

Gabriel combines his vast culinary experiences, his knowledge of culinary techniques and history, as well as his business acumen to provide commentary and context in the composition of articles for international publications, to serve on judging panels and competitions, and to comment on the development of dishes and menus.

In addition, Gabriel adds his photography experience to his portfolio of skills, providing a complete picture of the culinary world as part of his work and travels.

If you are interested in discussing opportunities or have suggestions, you can get in touch with Gabriel Hall by using the Contact Me page.