Melissa Corbin

Nashville, Tennessee
Belmont University
Food And Beverage, Travel, Lifestyle
  • Melissa is a Les Dames d'Escoffier with an international network of over 20,000 women of influence in the industries of food, beverage, hospitality, agriculture, and journalism.
  • As a former Nashville Chamber of Commerce board member, she helped shape the world-renowned food and beverage scene that Nashville is today.
  • A World Food Champion, she's had her fair share of performing under pressure.


Melissa has written about the culinary and beverage landscape for over a decade for publications such as Food & Wine Magazine,, Eater, and Edible Communities. She began writing about travel after her first press trip to cover Wisconsin's cranberry harvest in 2013 for The Tennessean-- a USA Today publication-- and has enjoyed storytelling for destinations around the world in top publications such as Matador, Lonely Planet, and AAA Explorer. She believes that the only way to positive change is to have compassion for those she looks in the eye, and stands toe to toe with. While food is her love language and travel is one of the most rewarding ways she has experienced personal growth.


She received her Bachelor of Social Work from Belmont University where she learned many of the same skills she uses today as a journalist such as rapport building, interviewing the subjects of her story, and telling their stories in a unique and compelling way.
Stories By Melissa Corbin