Over the last few months, I’ve been going through the slow process of taking on food-related writing clients. First, there working with the James Beard Foundation on their awards coverage. I drafted Twitter scripts for the announcements and interviewed top chefs (like Markus Glocker of Bâtard and Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable) about their nominations. It was so much fun that I decided to keep pursuing it, the only problem being I am now constantly hungry! I’m slowly working on developing new logos and a new layout for this site. (Anyone know an affordable web designer?)
Next I took on a role at Time Out New York in the Eating and Drinking section, covering new venue openings and trends. I’ve gotten to write bar reviews (including about Loosie Rouge and King Tai) and it’s led to other stories like a taste-test of 25 bodega beers and food-related day trips. Then there was a four-page feature on bagels [PDF], which included convincing Ivan Orkin, a notable NYC chef to write an intro. I also spend every Thursday factchecking the entire section.
My other regular client these days is feedfeed.info, which collects images from food bloggers on Instagram and then directs visitors to their sites for seasonal recipes. (You can be featured by just by tagging your photos #feedfeed!) I write their weekly newsletter, draft a week’s worth of tweets, write blog posts, and work with our partner GrowNYC.