Courtney Yost

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United States
The International Culinary School At The Art Institute
Fine Dining, Recipe Development, Baking And Cooking
  • Courtney is a professional chef and food writer who typically writes culinary news articles, food blogs, recipes, and menus for her clients.
  • She has worked in the culinary industry for 8 years, including at a Forbes five-star five-diamond resort where she baked and plated the pastries for two fine-dining restaurants.
  • Courtney is well-versed in special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, keto, and gluten-free foods. She creates new concepts and recipes that are accommodating to special diets and enjoys sharing her knowledge on these foods.


Courtney's passion for both food and writing came at a young age. Her first published writings began as a 12-year-old, when she wrote for the school newspaper and yearbook. Her strong desire to become knowledgeable about food and baking led her to attend culinary school where she built a strong portfolio, including a written business plan. Since then, she has worked at several renowned hotels and establishments, where she fine tuned her skills and acquired a deep understanding of the industry. Now, she is in the process of building her own bakery, which is set to open next year.


Courtney pursued her education at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute, where she attained an Associate of Science Degree in Baking and Pastry.
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