Join Us

We Love
Bánh Xèo
Gỏi cuốn
Vietnamese Food

Why Join Us?

In Vietnam, the only internationally recognised dish is pho, which ¾ of the world still pronounces as “foh”. But is pho the only thing representative of Vietnamese cuisine? Vietnamese cuisine has a lot more to offer and that is the main reason why we have started this organisation.

In the end, our goal is to create a movement that connects people with Vietnamese food and showcases Vietnamese cuisine to the world. Read more about it in our Manifesto.

Pledge Your Support to Vietnamese Food Lovers

Who is behind this?

Organisation Director

Patrick Gaveau

Cosmopolite and energetic leader/entrepreneur with a clear vision and a keen eye for details. His extensive experience in Vietnam and his large and strong network developed over 11 years with the travel, hospitality, F&B and business sector, makes him a remarkable asset to this project.

Marketing Guru

Paul Espinas

Paul is a digital native who is passionate in pursuing daring ideas that help build brands, grow businesses and engage and empower people. Paul’s focus on performance-based campaigns will be a great addition in ensuring measurable success of the marketing initiatives for the project.

Event Manager

Tu-Tho Thai

Her experience in event management reaches from being the technical director of the Paris International Dive Show (20,000 m² exhibition, with 400 exhibitors and 55,000 visitors over 3,5 days) to coordinating all culinary events for Disciples of Escoffier Vietnam, taking part in the organisation of state visits (the French President’s visit of Vietnam in 2016) or raising money for charity purposes via VIP and gala dinners.

Content Manager & Editor

Keely Burkey

With a passion for correct and well-written content, Keely Burkey has been Content Manager at Innovo JSC for the past year. Keely received a BA in English Language and Literature from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and followed up her studies with an MA in Writing from Portland State University.

Her ultimate goals? To create amazing content to entertain and enlighten a diverse range of audiences. Luckily, she gets to do this daily.

Project Coordinator

Alexandre Magnac

Alexandre is an enthusiast and ambitious executive with strong abilities to transform a vision into actionable outcomes. He is known to be a polyvalent asset with extensive knowledge in management, negotiation and marketing, driven by challenges and learning opportunities.

His understanding of different cultures, acquired during numerous travel and multicultural work environments, combined with his previous experiences in sales, marketing and project management, are all of value to this project.

Marketing Coordinator

Thomas Kervennic

Thomas comes from France and what he likes the most is discovering new countries and cultures. His passion has brought him to London, where he worked for Diptyque, a luxury cosmetic brand before moving to Shanghai, where he followed a one-year Mandarin program and he has now settled down in Ho Chi Minh City, where is he has been working for more than a year as Marketing Coordinator for Innovo JSC.

Creative Designer

Cecile Ngoc Suong Perdu

Multicultural and enthusiastic designer with a focus on socially conscious design. She speaks three languages fluently, along with this, her multicultural mindset allows for a wider perspective in design while maintaining the integrity of each culture –  an important asset in this project in order to emphasize Vietnamese authenticity while bringing it to an international scale.

IT Coordinator

Albus Nguyen

As a Senior Developer and IT Expert, Albus is avid in many coding languages such as Python, JavaScript, CSS and many more.

She supports the Vietnamese Food Lovers team with any needs in terms of website maintenance, bugs fixing and database errors. On top of that, she comes up with creative ideas that improve the UX of this website.

Account Manager

Chau Tan

Chau comes from a background of telesales and marketing. After completing her studies in Science Social and Humanity University, she embarked on a career in feature telesales representatives, and at the age of 23, became one of the youngest Team leaders in Citibank.

She is a positive thinking, self-motivated individual who constantly tries to work smarter. She is also a big fan of solo travel and she’ve already explored South East Asian by herself in 3 months.