Soa Davies is equal parts innovator, stylist, producer, and leader, helping aspiring and established hospitality brands achieve the next level of success. She has worked with some of the finest dining establishments for more than 15 years, including Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin and David Walford of Splendido at the Chateau.
Davies produced and styled the Emmy Award-winning show "Avec Eric", featuring Ripert, and handled food styling and menu development for HBO's hit series "Treme." As a culinary consultant, Davies has a true 360-degree understanding of what it takes to launch and operate a hospitality brand at the highest level.
Meet Soa Davies
Expertise: Food, culture, restaurants, travel
Location: New York City
Interests: Cooking, eating, wine & spirits, art, fashion.
Background: Culinary consultant, former Director of Operations for Le Bernardin, cookbook writer.
Favorite meal: Too many to list, but any meal shared with friends with lots of good wine.
Recent purchase: iPhone 4 and the latest release from Sea Smoke Vineyards.
Hidden talent: I've made my own jewelry for years.
Book/film recommendation: Love in the Time of Cholera; Babette's Feast.
Restaurant recommendation: Other than Le Bernardin, L'atelier de Joel Robuchon (all locations; it's always a great meal), Masa, Annisa, Aldea.
If I had $20, I'd...Buy a great novel to curl up with.
Transformative travel experience: Bali. Everything is so spiritual in Bali,the food, scenery and the people, it's an intoxicating experience.
Favorite neighborhood: Greenwich Village, New York and Marais, Paris.
Dream holiday: Anywhere with great company as long as thereâ??s lots of food and wine.
If I could solve one problem, it would be: World hunger.
I wish people cared more about: The environment.
Recent aha! moment: Switching to a Mac.
The world would be a better place if: Everyone could be a little more tolerant of other people and cultures.