As Business Director, Anita manages the business and financial aspects of Asian Palate. Prior to joining Asian Palate, Anita was the Circulation Director of Le Pan, a fine wine lifestyle magazine, where she was in charge of global distribution and circulation. Prior to Le Pan, she was Head of Asia Pacific Circulation for Bloomberg Businessweek and also worked for Star TV, NBC Asia, MGM Gold Asia and Turner Broadcasting.
Roberto Gallotto is Asian Palate‘s Training Manager, responsible for on-the-ground training for sommeliers and F&B staff. He has more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience including being the chief sommelier of Don Alfonso, The Kitchen and The Eight, responsible for over 16,000 wines on the list. Don Alfonso is only one of three restaurants in greater China that has been awarded the prestigious 3-glass Grand Award by Wine Spectator.
Rene’s is Asian Palate’s design director, in charge of all design aspects from the company’s website and communications material to business cards and invitations. Rene has more than 15 years of experience handling and leading design projects ranging from branding, digital and print. He has worked with companies such as Nike, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Honda, Castrol, PCCW-HKT and Noble Group.
Dennis is the IT guru at Asian Palate and has been managing its website as well as its growing tasting note database since 2013. Dennis was also the IT Manager of Le Pan, a wine lifestyle magazine, responsible for all aspects of the website, including coordination with web designers and programmers. Most importantly, Dennis is passionate about wine and hold the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines.
Deborah is passionate about wine and received a Master of Science degree in International Wine Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management. She assists in managing Asian Palate’s events, educational programs and communications. She is currently a WSET Diploma candidate and has worked at Asian Palate since early 2016.