Katie Lenhardt

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Bay Area, California
Scottsdale Culinary Institute, New Mexico State University
Global Cuisines And Pastries, Classic Cooking Techniques, Specialty Ingredients
  • Katie catered events for celebrities, PGA tours, and former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
  • She styled food for celebrity chefs, children's cookbooks, and a regional food magazine.
  • Her favorite way of staying on top of culinary trends is by attending food shows in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and Greece.


Katie has amassed a depth of culinary knowledge throughout her 20-plus-year career in the food industry. In culinary school, she was trained in classic French cuisine, cooking techniques, pastry, restaurant management, and nutrition. She went on to couple her culinary education with her love of writing and research by studying journalism. During school, Katie was the associate editor of a southwestern food magazine, where she composed articles, developed recipes, and styled food for photo shoots. She also had the opportunity to further her knowledge of unique ingredients from global cuisines as a buyer and importer of specialty grocery goods. She worked as a freelance food writer, stylist, and recipe developer before she joined the team at Tasting Table in 2021, where she fully enjoys the opportunity to share her passion for all things culinary.


Katie has an associate's degree in culinary arts from Scottsdale Culinary Institute and a bachelor's degree in journalism from New Mexico State University.
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