This month sees the introduction of the Tastemakers List, the third instalment of the Asia’s Most Influential (AMI) series that identifies leaders across Asia in their respective fields. Able to be viewed both literally and figuratively, the term 'tastemaker' certainly stands for chefs and bartenders, who work directly with ingredients and flavours, but also encompasses other movers and shakers in the food and beverage industry, from content creators to ceramicists who elevate life's experiences through food.
1. Amy Zheng, Sabrina How and Lee Ching Yi
Profession: Food entrepreneurs and founders, Amazin' Graze
Impact statement: For making healthy snacking in Malaysia accessible and craveable
Long before the healthy snacks market reached its current dimensions or plant-based milk and protein even became 'a thing', three friends dreamed of a world where better options would abound. August 2015 saw the launch of Amazin' Graze at a weekend market in Bangsar Shopping Centre and as they say, the rest is history. Available in more than eight countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Australia, Brunei, and the UAE, Amazin' Graze's carefully curated line of nut butters, granolas and other delicious pickings empower people the world over to make better food choices.