About Daily Blender

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Daily Blender was launched in 2008 as a niche destination for restaurant business news and features from an insider’s perspective, including exclusive interviews with industry leaders and coverage of high-profile food, wine, and spirits events.

In 2013, Daily Blender expanded to incorporate additional lifestyle coverage, including travel and culture features.

Our content has been featured across the web over the years, including Google News, CNN, the Travel Channel, Mother Jones, Harper’s Magazine, The Independent, the Huffington Post, Feast, Grub Street, Serious Eats, Eater, Great Chefs, The Daily Meal, OpenTable, and FoodBuzz. Our readers are local, national, and international.


Daily Blender Contributors


Jennifer MatthewsonJennifer Matthewson, Founder and Managing Editor

Jennifer Matthewson (formerly Jennifer Heigl) 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 Daily Blender, Jennifer has been a contributor to Delta Sky, Northwest Palate, The Writer, Matador Review, BBC Travel, Viator, BootsNAll, Cision, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reader blogs.

As an added bonus, she’s also participated 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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