We had the good fortune of connecting with Anysabel Garcia Journalist & Content Creator and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anysabel Garcia, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk has been a part of the daily routine during my career right after I started making important decisions.
I was a journalist working in different media in Venezuela and I turned into a social media content creator in other countries.
At the beginning, it was a challenge that people could take me seriously by creating content of food since I’m not a chef and I don’t even know how to cook but I have been traveling the world, trying new dishes from the places they were originated and enriching my palate among a variety of flavors and tons of knowledge.
The next big risk I took was creating content for a new audience in Spain, they didn’t know me but they appreciated the passion I put into every review, helping people to travel there with me through a screen and making them meet other cuisines and fun spots without buying a plane ticket.
The next step was moving to the US, one of the biggest risks I’ve taken. I left my family, friends, job and comfort zone behind to try a new way of working, a new language and culture.
So far, I can tell it have been a great journey, I keep learning every day in how to improve, how to offer content with quality, following new trends without standing away from my main goal: to grow.
Thanks to the risks I’ve taken, I could turn a hobby into a full-time job and be proud of myself with the results that needed time, money and a lot of passion to get me closer to my dreams while I’m enjoying the adventure.
I can finally say I found a fertile soil to grow the biggest projects I wanted to develop and enjoy the results. I also realize that it’s not a cliche when people say that life is too short for not doing what we love the most.
Having a business that comes from passion requires discipline, a lot of trial and error but I can assure now that the rewards are INCREDIBLE!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
After working hard in Venezuelan media trying to find my voice through radio, websites and magazine, I found out that my passion was journalism, food and traveling. Things I was doing separately my whole life!
I decided to start my social media @comersabroso in 2011 and my Instagram in 2013. I started to write on a blog about my culinary experiences until my friends suggested I should start showing my face during the reviews. They said it was more appealing to show a person enjoying a meal than just a picture of a plate with food.
I started in Caracas, Venezuela going to certain food festivals and then I moved back to Lecheria, my hometown. That’s when my life changed and I could show my talents as a host at fancy dinners, be a part of the jury in food competitions and even work as the image from fashion stores.
I’ve created content through my social media agency Social Bistro since 2016 for many restaurants and bars in Venezuela, Spain, Italy and now the US and I also make reviews for the places I love to go to eat through Comer Sabroso.
I can’t say it have been easy to move to different countries because sometimes it feels like I’m starting from zero but the truth is that the “know-how” have moved with me everywhere I go and allows me to explore but also helps me to do a distinctive work for my clients.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If the person is not from Houston, I would definitely go to Tacos Dona Lena so they can try amazing food, go to watch a movie at Rooftop Cinema Club, visit museums, try craft beers at local breweries like Karbach or Saint Arnolds, take pictures at murals, if it’s possible find markets/shows or trying to go the last Friday of the month to the networking event Let’s Connect Show in Katy, and go on a bicycle ride in Galveston.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Owners Tacos Dona Lena (Brian & Angel) @ramoncastro77, host from Let’s Connect Show
@claussayala from The Latina Power