Who is The Experimental Gourmand?
The Experimental Gourmand was created by Kathy Blake in 2005 to share her love of cooking and recipes, exploring the food markets of New York City and on her travels, and venturing out to local events to check out the latest tastes and trends. Here she relates stories of growing up in Virginia with her many siblings, tales of living in England, Italy, and France, and the kitchen tips and recipes that she's gathered along the way. Classically-trained in French culinary techniques, she has many years' worth of experience in food and beverage menu and recipe development, events planning, and hospitality operations, having worked in restaurants, high-end large-volume catering companies as well as in multi-unit enterprises, both on the production and on the management sides. She has amassed a range of industry expertise and insights via this hybrid culinary/operations/technology background to bring to your business development, food and beverage menu, and content writing and editing projects.