About Daily Blender

Launched in 2008, Daily Blender began as a niche destination for insider news and events within the food & beverage world, with timely newsbits, event coverage, and exclusive interviews. In 2013, Daily Blender expanded to incorporate additional arts & culture coverage, including authors, musicians, and special events.

Over the last decade, we’ve featured Q&As with Steven Soderbergh, Anthony Bourdain, Nichelle Nichols, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Christopher Moore, Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, Noelle Scaggs, Simon Van Booy, Roy Choi, Stephanie Izard – and many others.

Our content is regularly featured across the web: CNN, The Travel Channel, Mother Jones, Harper’s Magazine, The Independent, The Huffington Post, Grub Street, Serious Eats, Eater, Great Chefs, The Daily Meal, OpenTable, and FoodBuzz. Our readers are local, national, and international.

We are based in the Pacific Northwest.


Daily Blender Contributors


Jennifer MatthewsonJennifer Matthewson, Founder and Managing Editor

Jennifer Matthewson is a writer and entrepreneur originally from the Midwest. She is the author of Career Diary of a Caterer, a culinary career guide based on her experiences as co-owner of Zen Kitchen Catering in Portland, Oregon. In addition to writing for Daily Blender, Jennifer has been a contributor to a number of publications including Delta Sky, The Writer, Matador Review,  and BBC Travel.

With her experience, she’s also been invited to appear as a guest judge for both culinary and cocktail competitions, working with the National Pear Bureau, Foster Farms, the Maui County Agricultural Festival, the Northwest Food and Wine Festival, and the Northwest Spirits and Mixology Show. She has been a featured traveler on Johnny Jet’s Travel Style, behind the bar for “Jim & Rocky’s Barback Pro-Am”, and offered up her Portland “Best Evers” for Google HotPot.

Jennifer can be reached at editor at dailyblender.com, with further information at Matthewson.com.


kv copyKat Vetrano, Associate Editor-At-Large

Kat Vetrano is a freelance writer originally from northern California. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University, where she was a member of the Portland State Vanguard staff. A food fan at heart, Kat writes regularly for Serious Eats and Thrillist Portland, and has previously contributed to TheKitchn.com, Willamette Week, and the Oregonian’s MIX magazine. You can follow her on Twitter and read more of her food musings at her blog, Early Girl.



Additional contributors:
R.K. Gella
Brandon Wise
Kirsten Saladow
Jessica Hustoles
Arik Abel
Erin Martin
Jim Rennie


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