Gene Gerrard

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Los Angeles, CA
Wesleyan University
Food History, Recipe Development, Food Trends
  • Gene wrote extensively for Tasting Table's sister site, Mashed, for over two years.
  • He created "Meat & Wild Game Cooking" at, where he tested and developed recipes for wild game meats and wrote articles about wild game preparation, types of wild game, and butchering.
  • Gene owned and operated a private chef and catering service for over 15 years. In 2016, he was recognized as one of the top five chefs in Los Angeles.


Gene has written articles, reviews, recipes, travel advice, and personal grooming tips for several websites for the past 10 years, including Mashed, Your Best Digs, Men's Hairstyles Today, and Hungry Hui. As the owner of Divoon Dining for 15 years, he catered hundreds of private parties, events, and celebrity functions. When Gene is not writing, he performs as a magician at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA, and on major cruise ship lines.


Gene has a bachelor's degree with high honors in English and theater from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.
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