Meet The HOKKAIDian Homestead Team

  • Ian Fong
    I developed an interest in food and drinks growing up in the US and have long wished to work with food. That wish became reality in 2008 when I left a banking job in Hong Kong and moved to Hokkaido with my wife Noriko and our 2 daughters. After volunteering at a local farm, Noriko and I began building a strong network among the local farmers, fishermen and other food producers in Hokkaido. Our dream was to share with others the wonderfully natural food and experiences of life in Hokkaido. Our years in Hokkaido enabled us to create the HOKKAIDian Homestead to share our experiences and to help our guests reconnect with life's simple pleasures.
    Ian Fong
    Host
  • Noriko
    After having lived many years abroad, I returned to Japan with my husband Ian and our 2 daughters in 2008. Originally from Tokyo, I am now at home and in love with the natural Hokkaido lifestyle that we hope to share with guests of the HOKKAIDian Homestead.
    Noriko
    Host
  • Bastien Loriot
    Bastien began his culinary training in his early teenage years in his native country of France. Since that time, he has traveled far and wide and worked in prestigious hotels and resorts all over the world. In 2010, Bastien and his lovely wife settled in her native Japan. Although having grown up in warmer climates, Bastien couldn't resist the top quality fresh ingredients that Hokkaido as to offer. We are very fortunate to have Bastien as a key member of the HOKKAIDian Homestead team where he will guide our guests to unique and memorable culinary journeys that is the essence of the Hokkaido food experience.
    Bastien Loriot
    Chef