I'm Dana, freelance food tech, food service, & food science writer.


(Or why we could be a match made in food-industry heaven)



Whether you’re a marketing professional or a trade publication editor in the food biz …

Freelance Writer

You’re facing the same challenge: How to be heard through the ever-increasing din of the crowded and competitive food industry.

As a personal-chef-turned-food-industry writer, I serve up copy and content that your in-house staff doesn’t have the time or headspace to craft.

Basically, I write things that get you the results you want.

How? Let’s lift the lid and take a peek.

Food + business is in my DNA: my grandfathers were entrepreneurs. I was raised in the family restaurant, where I was a fixture and free laborer. That is, until the age of thirteen, when I got wise and demanded a “real” job within the business, along with a respectable wage. I scored both. Buoyed by that heady win, I knew then that having savvy skills would help me go far.

Then there’s the personal chef thing (training for and twice starting and operating my own chef business in first Pennsylvania then Maine, joining the United States Personal Chef Association … )

So it’s a no-brainer that I gravitated toward writing about food + business.

And yes, I periodically stepped out of the kitchen to pursue other employment, honing not only my writing chops — crafting such materials as web content, marketing emails, press releases, and the like — but also my ability to ditch drama and get right to the core of things. (Ah, the things my college degree never taught me …)

Today, I’ve taken my food expertise and what I’ve learned along the way to specialize in writing for the food tech, food science, and food service industries.

Interested in working with me?

Let's get cookin’ on your next writing project.

more morsels to chew on …

  • I took a huge leap (along with my husband and our feline companion) and fulfilled a dream to move from Pennsylvania to the beautiful state of Maine, where we’re surrounded by sea and spruce.

  • I believe laughter makes almost everything better. (I know, I know, sounds trite, but … )

  • When not writing or cooking, I can be found curled up with a memoir or cook book, delving into spiritual practices and mystical tomes, exploring Maine’s quaint small towns and villages, strolling along rocky coves — or honestly, tucked in, sleeping. (If sleeping were an Olympic sport, I know I’d medal.)