Ali Fagan

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Southern Methodist University, Institute Of Culinary Education, Hotelschool The Hague
Gluten-free Cooking, Recipe Development, Kitchen Tips & Tricks
  • After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2003, Ali quickly realized that if she wanted to enjoy certain foods, she needed to make them herself – and thus her love for all things culinary began.
  • In 2021, Ali won an award for her Banh Mi-inspired blended mushroom burger.
  • Being eager to learn about new foods, Ali has traveled to over 50 countries to explore their culinary scenes.


Through her hands-on experience in both the front and back of house of many restaurants, Ali has gained insider knowledge of the food scene. In addition, she began learning all about the world of food media while working as a recipe developer in the test kitchen of the Food Network. Since then, she has freelanced throughout the food industry focusing on food writing, recipe development, content creation, and menu development. As her passion for food only grows, she is eager to learn all that she can about various ingredients and cooking methods. Currently, Ali 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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