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A flaming desire to see Filipino cuisine break into the global mainstream enhanced by 
her love for food, writing and marketing propelled Jacqueline to cook up the idea for My Food Beginnings. 

Born and raised in the Philippines,Jacqueline Lauri earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and  Restaurant Administration from the University of the Philippines and Executive Level MBA certificates in Business and Marketing from Cornell University’s eCornell.

She started her career in the food industry as a restaurateur. She got involved in planning, opening and operating several restaurants for EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, Philippines and Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Dubai. In the Emirates, she was one of the five young women professionals featured in Emirates Woman Magazine for a special report on Why the Future is Female. At Sheraton Dubai, Jacqueline organized and ran a well-received Filipino Food Promotion at the hotel’s seafood restaurant.

After more than eight years in food and beverage, Jacqueline shifted to Sales and Marketing. She became Business Development Specialist and Advertising Consultant for three years at an international trade publication in Norway. Her experience in marketing includes marketing a book compilation, which reached rank # 1 on Amazon’s Kindle Bestselling List in its book category.

For over five years, Jacqueline built a career as a multi-industry ghostwriter, copywriter and copyeditor, penning ebooks and marketing materials for more than 50 clients around the world. Spurred by feedback on her writing, Jacqueline forged ahead into creative writing. Her stories are published in anthologies/compilations such as Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Her short memoir, “Good for One”, won the memoir writing competition at and was published in the anthology, “Tales of Our Lives: Fork in the Road.” The book was awarded honorable mention for anthologies and book compilations at the New England Book Festival, and runner up at the Los Angeles and Great Northwest Book Awards. It rose to Rank#1 & Rank #11 on Kindle Bestselling List for writing skills and memoir respectively.

For now, she lives in Norway with her only husband, son and cat.

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