The Serious Eats Team

Location: New York, New York

At Serious Eats, we’re a team of self-proclaimed food nerds who are ever-curious about the “why” behind cooking. The staff has worked in restaurants, test kitchens, bakeries, and other notable publications, bringing extensive culinary and editorial expertise to the table. Our collective experience is what sets us apart in our rigorous product testing and recipe development, as well as our comprehensive guides and features. The team works with over 50 freelance contributing recipe developers, recipe testers, illustrators, photographers, and product testers to produce the thorough, reliable content you see on our site everyday.

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of our editorial process, from conception to publication. Learn about our editorial policies, our recipe development and testing process, our product and equipment review process, our commitment to anti-racism, and our anti-bias review board. Information about how to write for us can be found here

Below is an overview of our current editorial staff overseeing the content of the site and all of our contributors:

Michelle Edelbaum, General Manager

Tess Koman, Senior Editorial Director

Daniel Gritzer, Culinary Director

Sho Spaeth, Senior Editor 

Kristina Razon, Associate Editor

Jina Stanfill, Social Media Editor

Yasmine Maggio, Assistant Editor

Jacob Dean, Updates Editor

Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm, Commerce Editor

Grace Kelly, Associate Commerce Editor

Amanda Suarez, Senior Visual Editor


About Serious Eats

Serious Eats, a Dotdash brand, is an award-winning food and drink website visited by over 7 million hungry readers every month. Our audience comes to us for rigorously tested recipes, science-driven cooking techniques, robust equipment reviews, and stories that offer cultural and historical context to the foods we love to eat.

Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, and TreeHugger.

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