Particularly known for being a fries connoisseur and a token millennial New Yorker who is obsessed with her ever interesting career, Patricia is always looking for the best eateries in the city or traveling across the globe to celebrate diversity and life through sharing meals with locals. Combining her love for food and tech, Patricia documents her culinary wanderlust through her blog, dreaming about conquering the world one bite, one snap at a time.
FRESH OFF THE GLOBE Takes You To See The World Through Patricia's Eyes.
Ep 1. Who is Patricia Suh?
Her first words are anything but ordinary: "Um-ma" (mom), "Ap-pa" (dad), and...the very next word she says, later noted by her mother after a long sigh, is "fenchi-fie" (french fry). Patricia's mother knows she has not given birth to an ordinary child. After all, Patricia is the daughter of a father with a noteworthy appetite, who infamously finished a record of 13 snickers chocolate bars in a row in the delivery room while nervously awaiting for her arrival.
Patricia is born both a champion of the culinary world and a global citizen. Truth to be told, these qualities run in her blood:
Born in Virginia and raised in Seoul, Patricia never stops dreaming about the world beyond her home. After moving to California to attend an American high school, she boldly applies to NYU and gains acceptance from the Tisch Center of Hospitality. Previously unbeknownst to her, New York will shake her world upside down with limitless opportunities to explore not just her education and career, but her personal life as well.
Patricia decides to make New York her home, forever.
Ep 2. New York State of Mind
The many amazing eateries and career opportunities in NYC are not the reason why Patricia loves the city, but rather, the little moments matter most to her. One afternoon she is having coffee at Coffee Project in East Village. Sensing her curiosity with regards to its signature "De-constructed Latte," the barista explains that despite its impracticality, the beverage gives the palette a chance to taste different elements of the latte separately, allowing the drinker to decipher the true flavors of espresso and milk. The barista explains that she, coming from China, had not initially recognized the faint citrus note in the espresso as the flavor of blood orange; she had never had a blood orange, but learned its flavor through her interactions with fellow coffee enthusiasts. She spends the next couple of hours talking with Patricia about exploring the world through coffee, sharing her passion one sip at a time.
In the city of 9 million New Yorkers, this Chinese barista found her perfect job in the corner of East Village, conquering the world of lattes. This encounter is the very reason why Patricia loves New York: the opportunity to connect with global citizens is on every corner of the city! Patricia exits the cafe, inspired to never settle with the idea of “limits” in life and continue to always be curious, learn, and go for it.
Ep 3. Hello, My Name is Wannabe Food Blogger
With New York as her backdrop, Patricia becomes an avid food and travel enthusiast that uses her passions to network with global communities. While attending university in the NYC melting pot, she conceives a blog, www.patriciasuh.com, in hopes of connecting with likeminded millennials seeking to push the boundaries of their comfort zones through culinary quests and wanderlust.
Despite its amateur status, Patricia's blog attracts considerable global readership, particularly through the online community Girls Love Travel, where she becomes a contributor. She connects with fellow cultural enthusiasts from New York to Barcelona and Provence to Shanghai. By sampling the world through the eyes of locals, she takes her education far beyond the typical scope of a classroom and office.
Ep 4. The Rest Is Still Unwritten
Eager to challenge herself to a new adventure after four years at Vimeo and IAC, Patricia applies to an MBA at Stern.
Having gone to NYU as an undergraduate student, Patricia knows firsthand that Stern takes the most diverse minds in the world and transplants them into the cultural mecca that is New York. She plans to introduce the Stern community to her global network beyond the classroom by taking her blockmates on a secret-menu burgers scavenger hunt at Brindle Room and to the NoMad’s hidden alleyway bar for Thursday Happy Hour.
After all, you are what you eat!