Mary Kong-DeVito

MARY KONG-DEVITO

Mary grew up in New York City where her family’s restaurants were her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and pork belly. You never know what you’ll find on the sidewalks.

She’s a veteran of the luxury hotel industry who’s worked with Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe, LeVar Burton, Jane Krakowski and other notable guests. Hospitality and service run through her veins.

After thirteen years at The Mandarin Oriental and The Ritz-Carlton hotel groups, Mary built a career in writing where her work has been published in USA Today, The Washington Post, Eater, Washington City Paper, and more. An early adopter of digital media, she founded the dining site Girl Meets Food as a cover for her debilitating addiction to fried chicken, which was acquired in 2013. The site, not the chicken.

A serial entrepreneur with an drive to create, Mary was once named Washington Post’s “Favorite Local Foodie.” She launched Fatback Media in 2015 as a tribute to her love of the pig.