CEO & Co-Founder at Lost Plate Food Tours
Brian Bergey is CEO and co-founder of Lost Plate Food Tours. Born in Portland Oregon, he moved to Singapore in 2009 and then China in 2013. Brian started his career working for an American technology company where he was Director of Support and Product Management. He then brought his focus on data, analytics and the customer experience to the tourism industry while starting and expanding Lost Plate globally.
Lost Plate Food Tours launched its first tour in 2013. Since then, they have become China’s leading culinary tour operator with tours in 4 of the country’s largest tourism markets, and have expanded into SE Asia and the USA. Focusing only on regional food from each city, their team of local guides share stories about each dish, the families that run each restaurant, and what makes the food a special part of the culture in each of their destinations. Lost Plate has been featured by many leading media outlets including CNN, National Geographic, and the New York Times, and was awarded the #1 culinary experience in the World by TripAdvisor.
Brian employs 15 full-time employees globally in addition to dozens of local guides that are hired and trained by his team. A focus on analytics, business development and the online user experience has allowed aggressive year over year growth along with scalable expansion into new markets. Hear him speak about this and more at ITB Asia.