After a studying TV broadcasting and realizing that she had a different calling, Katie received her culinary training at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Tampa. Her work experience in the food industry includes the kitchens of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, Tastings wine bar, and an internship as a food stylist at The Home Shopping Network. She is currently the editor of the Food & Drink and Green Community sections for Creative Loafing Tampa, an alternative weekly newspaper and website in Tampa Bay.
Katie has blended her passion for food and her media background into a career path in food writing/styling, recipe development and travel. She is known for her experimentation in the kitchen (which usually involves a lot of spice) and re-working of recipes to put a personal spin on them.
Listen to Katie rant and rave about her current culinary obsession, Top Chef, in the snarky and irreverent Top Chef Podcast. She also does regular cooking demos on Studio 10, a morning TV talk show in Tampa Bay.