About Daily Blender

Launched in 2008, Daily Blender began as a niche digital publication for food & beverage news from the kitchen line, including event coverage and exclusive interviews. In 2013, the content expanded to incorporate additional arts & culture coverage, including authors, musicians, and special events.

Over the last twelve years, we’ve featured profiles with Steven Soderbergh, Anthony Bourdain, Nichelle Nichols, Christopher Moore, Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, Noelle Scaggs, Simon Van Booy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Roy Choi, Stephanie Izard – and many others. Our readers include top names in food, wine, spirits, culture, and travel, as well as fellow media around the world. Food fans, cocktail connoisseurs, arts & culture aficionados, adventurers.

We are based in the Pacific Northwest.


Daily Blender Contributors


Jennifer Matthewson, Daily Blender (dailyblender.com) [photo: Scotland Symons]Jennifer 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 detailing her experiences as co-owner of Zen Kitchen Catering in Portland, Oregon. In addition to writing for Daily Blender, Jennifer has contributed to Delta Sky, The Writer, Northwest Palate, Matador Review, BootsNAll, and BBC Travel.

With her experience, she’s also appeared 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 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
Rocky Yeh
Jessica Hustoles
Arik Abel
Erin Martin
Jim Rennie


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