Hosting the most important Michelin-starred chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and trend-setting culinary geniuses in Turkey, the International Gastromasa Gastronomy Conference, which will be held for the seventh time this year, continues to shape the gastronomy world and expand our horizons with its full program and distinguished participants. On November 19-20, Gastromasa with the theme of  “Sustainability & Biodiversity”; Gastromasa Pastry, Gastromasa Bar and Gastromasa Hospitality are getting ready to leave their mark on world gastronomy with their new concepts!

Laura Hernandez, one of the star sommeliers, is meeting with the gastronomy industry and its fans in the organization that will take place at the Haliç Congress Center.

Along with a degree in International Relations, a Postgraduate in Corporate Social Responsibility and a Masters in Development Studies, she is always in search of answers and actions to walk toward the development of a food culture that values the potential of Colombia’s natural and cultural heritage.
“After tasting wine in that first class, I told my housemate I wanted to commit myself to wine,” Hernández says. “On that journey, I discovered sommellerie is a parallel to political science that also gives me the opportunity to be creative. It turns out international relations, geography, the study of cultures and humanities are all very complementary.”
Director of FUNLEO, a non-profit organization that works to improve the welfare of Colombians understanding gastronomy as an engine for development. Laura has shown great interest in food studies, for which she has lead various projects aimed at strengthening food security and nutrition among communities, especially with afro-descendant, indigenous, peasant and women groups.
Laura Hernández Espinosa and chef Leonor Espinosa received the award for The Best Restaurant in Colombia for Leo at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018.
She is a leader that creates sustainable development projects through food throughout Colombia.


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