- Blake is a former chef, food blogger, and food writer who has contributed extensive recipes and stories to Serious Eats since its inception in 2006.
- He also co-founded The Paupered Chef, a website devoted to culinary experimentation and education that received over five million unique visits during its five year run.
- Born and raised in Chicago, one of Blake's earliest food memories is eating a Chicago-style hot dog with all the trimmings; he considers it the start of a very beautiful friendship.
With culinary training from Kendall College in Chicago, Blake Royer is a former chef, food blogger, and food writer who began contributing recipes and articles to Serious Eats in 2006. He’s one of two minds behind The Paupered Chef, a website dedicated to food education, experimentation, and travel that ran for five years and received over five million unique visits.
Blake has also worked as an assistant editor for Condé Nast, and founded a social media consultancy firm that offered services to restaurants, hospitality brands, and tech startups. Although now based in Toronto, he was born and raised in Chicago, where his earliest food memory is consuming a fully-laden Chicago-style hot dog.
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