Interviews

Exclusive interviews and Q&As with our favorites in food, drink, travel, and culture.

Jean Thompson, Seattle Chocolate Company

On Marketing and Meltaways: Seattle Chocolate Company CEO Jean Thompson

Before Jean Thompson took the helm at Seattle Chocolate Company a decade ago, the scene wasn’t too far from her regular duties wrangling young kids at home. Communication was strained, facilities were in disarray, and opportunities to advance were being missed. After years of unsound financial investments and general mismanagement, the state of Seattle Chocolate Company was dismal, and the company’s leadership was resigned to let the failing ship sink.

Chef Titti Qvarnström

Sweden’s Chef Titti Qvarnström Invites You to The Edible Country

In an effort to increase visibility of the culinary possibilities that Sweden’s lush, vastly uninhabited terrain has to offer, the Visit Sweden office recently launched a clever and creative tourism campaign with “The Edible Country.” Chef Titti Qvarnström is one of the four chefs in the culinary-focused campaign, bringing her appreciation and knowledge of the Skåne region to the table.