Ali Fagan

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Southern Methodist University, Institute Of Culinary Education, Hotelschool The Hague
Recipe Development, Cooking Tips, Copywriting
  • After working in NYC kitchens as a recipe developer and private chef, Ali has a wide range of experience throughout the food and beverage industry.
  • Throughout her jobs, Ali has worked to share her food knowledge with those looking to learn through recipes, informational guides, or providing insights into the global culinary scene.
  • For the past four years, Ali has been a freelance writer for various blogs, companies, and publications.


After gaining experience from both the front of house and back of house of well-known New York City restaurants, Ali worked as a recipe developer for the Food Network test kitchen where her love for food media began. Since then, she has freelanced throughout the food and beverage industry as a recipe and menu developer, content creator, writer, and private chef. Due to her years of culinary education, she has turned to freelance writing to share her knowledge with others. Currently, she writes for various blogs, cookware lines, and food media outlets.


Ali has a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas focusing in Accounting. After working as an accountant, she decided to explore the culinary world and earned a Culinary Arts and Culinary Management Certificate from the Institute of Culinary Education. Following this, she received an MBA from Hotel School the Hague in Amsterdam, The Netherlands focusing in International Hospitality to increase her knowledge of the global culinary scene.
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