From your first glass of Champagne to final fist bump of caviar, Belinda Chang warmly invites you into her circle of approachable luxury. An award-winning experiential story-teller and lifestyle expert, Belinda specializes in making epic moments every day occurrences.
Over the course of her twenty year career, Belinda has made a name for herself as a sought-after wine expert and lifestyle maven. Prior to entering the life of an entrepreneur, Belinda managed the legendary 26,000 bottle cellar at Charlie Trotter’s, the wine lists at Laurent Gras' The Fifth Floor, and Danny Meyer's The Modern. While at The Modern, she was honored with James Beard Awards' "Outstanding Wine Service" in 2011. After moving back to Chicago, Belinda headed up the memorable and approachable wine and beverage program at modern, splashy steakhouse Maple and Ash before setting off on her own to make a wine-and-food centered lifestyle equal parts luxurious and attainable.
When she's not planning some of the food world's buzziest events — the who's who annual Pre-Prom, which is dedicated to empowering and pampering women in the restaurant industry; the down-to-earth Aspen Classic Pool Party; or any number of intimate Chef's Collab dinners — Belinda can be found educating passionate wine and food lovers about wine pairings, Champagne, caviar and party planning. She is a regular fixture in local and national outlets like The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Food and Wine, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Eater, Thrillist, Star Chefs and local television stations, among many others.