- Niki has worked in the food and drink space for nearly a decade, and officially joined the Serious Eats team in 2013.
- She holds a certificate in culinary arts from the Institute of Culinary Education.
- Niki has experience in food writing, features editing, copyediting, food photography, recipe development, and travel writing.
Niki Achitoff-Gray is a food writer and the former editor-in-chief of Serious Eats. At Serious Eats, she held roles as associate editor, features editor, and managing editor, but she formally got her start as an intern for the site back in 2012. Niki has also worked at Saveur magazine, done freelance writing and food production, and headed up the now-retired pizza vertical, Slice (RIP!).
Niki’s writing and recipe development has touched on topics like fresh pasta, smoked fish, martinis, prosciutto (and more prosciutto), cheese, corn strippers, and one very Jewish Christmas. She would like readers to know that she still brings Époisses on the subway, but has finally stopped eating in bed.
Niki's Desert Island Food: "If I wind up on the right kind of island, I don't even need to bring anything! I'd happily live on fresh uni, oysters, and seaweed salad for the rest of my days."
Niki graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's in Sociology and French literature in 2009, and completed a culinary arts program at the Institute of Culinary Education in 2013.
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