Isabel Reis Laessig
Isabel Laessig, better known as Family Foodie, is the founder of the Sunday Supper Movement and the Food and Wine Conference. As a mother of four, Isabel was touched when her oldest left for college. When asked what she would miss most about home, she responded "the time we spend in the kitchen and around our family table." This response had such a profound effect on Isabel that it prompted her to start a blog, Family Foodie. Isabel saw first hand the benefits that shopping, planning, cooking and spending time around the family table had on her family. She is passionate about sharing her mission with other families.Realizing that alone she could not create a movement, Isabel reached out to other bloggers. The first virtual Sunday Supper came together in January of 2012, eight bloggers participated and put together a fun progressive dinner. Recipes were socially shared, from appetizers to desserts. The concept was so much fun, that everyone wanted to continue to virtually break bread together. The group grew in leaps and bounds and the Sunday Supper Movement Community of bloggers was soon born.By combining our multinational reach with our deep roots in social media, The Sunday Supper Movement is now reaching an audience of 2 to 3 million weekly followers. By leveraging our global reach and partnering with like minded brands, we believe we can make a big difference in the lives of all families.Although we are known as a community of bloggers, we are much more. We are a family that is bound not by blood, but by passion. We enjoy virtually spending time around the family table every Sunday. The Inaugural Food and Wine Conference in July of 2013, gave many of us the opportunity to meet in person for the first time.We are grounded in our mission to bring back Sunday Supper around the family table in every home. Sunday Supper starts off as one day a week and soon becomes a way of life.