Story Plate Nominated for the Wanderful Award in the 5th Annual Bessie Awards


Story Plate Nominated for the Wanderful Award in the 5th Annual Bessie Awards

The Bessie Awards recognize the achievements of women and gender-diverse people making an impact in the travel industry

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, December 15, 2022 – Wanderful has announced that Story Plate has been selected as a finalist for the Wanderful Award at the 2023 Bessie Awards honoring women and gender-diverse people of impact in the travel space. The Wanderful Award is for a brand that has gone above and beyond to support, empower, and represent women in the past year.

“Story Plate is a recipe platform for good. We share the stories of the women in the culinary industry and the recipes that they love. In addition to shining a spotlight on these inspirational women, we also drive awareness and raise funds for the charities that these women care about. For each recipe download, Story Plate makes a donation to a charity of our “culinary contributor’s” choice.” – Fiona Chan, Founder of Story Plate.

“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize such an extraordinary group of creators and brands this year for our fifth-annual Bessies,” said Beth Santos, Founder and CEO of Wanderful. “We hope that by showcasing their work we can inspire more builders in the space to contribute their voices to make our travel industry even more thoughtful, inclusive, and meaningful.” 

Named after Bessie Coleman, the first woman of African-American descent and the first of Native-American descent to hold a pilot’s license, the Bessie Awards is dedicated to recognizing the achievements and efforts of influencers, creative entrepreneurs, marketers, and industry members who have contributed unique voices and impactful work to the travel industry.

“I’m so happy that Story Plate has been received so well by the community and to be nominated in this category (supporting, empowering and representing women) validates our mission even more!” – Fiona Chan, Founder of Story Plate.

Voting is now open and winners will be announced at the Bessie Awards ceremony on Saturday, 20 May 2023 at 7:30 p.m. AST at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. To view the complete list of this year’s finalists, visit


About Story Plate

Story Plate is a female-first, recipe sharing platform for good. We’re here to put the spotlight on female chefs, restaurateurs, and mixologists. In a male dominated industry, we’re choosing to highlight these women’s stories, share their recipes, and at the same time make a difference in our communities. For each recipe download, Story Plate will make a donation to our Culinary Contributor’s charity of choice. 

Recipes that give back and the stories behind them

About WITS Travel Creator Summit
WITS is the premier event for travel’s top marketing talent. Creative entrepreneurs, influencers, DMOs, and industry come together to discuss future innovations, build dynamic collaborations, and change travel worldwide, all while supporting and empowering a dynamic community of women and gender diverse people. Learn more at

About Wanderful
Wanderful is a global lifestyle brand that specializes in helping all women travel the world. Reaching over 100 million women worldwide each year, Wanderful connects travelers through a thriving membership community, meetups in 50 global cities, group trips, global events like WITS Travel Creator Summit, and the first major outdoor travel festival for women, Wanderfest. Learn more at

Fiona Chan
Founder of Story Plate

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