Jacqueline Chio-Lauri has more than eight years experience in the food industry. She has opened and managed restaurants at deluxe hotels, such as Shangri-La and Sheraton. While working in Dubai, she was one of the five young women professionals featured in Emirates Woman magazine in a special report, “Why the Future Is Female.”

Jacqueline’s writing has been published in anthologies and compilations, such as Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength. Her short memoir, “Good for One,” from which this story has been adapted, won the short memoir writing competition at WomensMemoirs.com and was published in the anthology Tales of Our Lives: Fork in the Road.She founded the website My Food Beginnings to fire up an appetite for Filipino food worldwide. For now, Jacqueline lives in Norway