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Robert McKeown


BA (Art History), Tufts University; Professional Chef’s Degree, Cambridge School of Culinary Arts

Robert McKeown has worked in all aspects of the food, design, and media industries. He served as editor-at-large and Asia Correspondent for publications like Gourmet, Wallpaper*, DestinAsian, and Gourmet Traveller, winning numerous awards, including a nomination as World’s Best Food Journalist. As a creative director, he has helped research, design, and conceptualize projects for iconic and Michelin-starred chefs such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Neil Perry; Singapore’s 6-Star Fullerton Bay Hotel; and the modern Hong Kong brasserie Lily + BLOOM, which he also co-owns. His scholarship has been presented in forums like the Global Summit on Peace Through Tourism, the NY Conference on Asian Studies, and the Oxford Food Symposium.

Masters Research Project

Eating dinner, writing culture: The unique communicative power of food and travel journalism