Crystal Lee, Little Soya’s Regional SVP of Global Accounts – East, recently flew down to Florida to help spread the good word about the tastiest soy sauce in the universe and to check in on some of our amazing clients across the area. Upon her return, we caught up with Crystal for a brief discussion about her trip to the Sunshine State.
Tell us a little bit about your trip to Florida. Were you there on official Little Soya business?
I had the opportunity to visit both Orlando and Miami. I had meetings with several big potential clients as well as with several distributors while I was there. Florida is one of our new emerging markets, so this trip was very important to our business.
Miami’s dining scene has really exploded in recent years as celebrity chefs have come and made their mark. What was your experience with the local food scene while you were there?
Miami has always had a pretty decent food scene, but there does seem to be some great new options popping up and it’s a great time to get our product out there.
I understand you made a visit to Makoto Restaurant while you were there. What can you tell us about the relationship between the highly rated Japanese restaurant and Little Soya?
It was great to stop by Makoto and to see the restaurant and meet their remarkable team. They haven’t actually started using Little Soya just yet, but they are about to now that Chef Page Pressley knows he can get Little Soya.
You also visited our Featured Chef Joe Bonavita, Jr. at SooWoo. He’s a huge Little Soya fan and he seems to be using our soy sauce in some really interesting and innovative ways. What were your impressions during your visit?
I was very excited to see what all Chef Joe does with the menu, and I was lucky enough to have a private tasting of some amazing dishes. Chef Joe is a real talent, and we’re so humbled that he loves our product!
As we all know, Little Soya is quickly gaining popularity among chefs and food lovers alike across the country. What can you tell us about Little Soya’s growth in Florida and particularly in Miami, one of the nation’s hottest dining scenes?
It’s just beginning but it’s well on its way. We expect to continue to grow the Florida market, and we look forward to what’s to come.
What’s next for Crystal Lee? Any more trips in your near future?
Next stop is Taste of NFL in Scottsdale Arizona!
We’d like to thank Crystal for taking the time to answer a few questions, and remember, you can follow her on Twitter @crystalleester.