Meet Kate

Kate Parham Kordsmeier is an Atlanta-based freelance food and travel writer for more than 100 publications, including USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast TravelerWine Enthusiast, The Washington Post, Esquire and Every Day with Rachael Ray. After stints in Los Angeles, Italy, Dallas and Washington D.C., Kate returned to her hometown of Atlanta, where she also develops recipes for publications like Cooking Light, FITNESS and Shape. Kate is also the Atlanta Expert for About.com, the former culinary expert for the state of Georgia, the author of the cookbook Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach and the founder of Root + Revel.



As a travel writer, Kate has been wine tasting in Bordeaux, salmon fishing in Alaska, wildlife searching (and wine tasting) in South Australia, pasta making in Tuscany, snorkeling in Hawaii and Turks & Caicos, film-festing in Toronto, working on a cattle ranch (and wine tasting…are you sensing a pattern yet?) in Napa Valley, skiing in Whistler, cave diving in Riviera Maya, and exploring, mostly by way of food, cities like Istanbul, Vancouver, Portland, Seattle, New Orleans, Philly, Tuscany, Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, Nashville and Baltimore, all in the name of journalism.Where’s Kate headed next? Click here to see what’s on the docket for 2015.



Before starting her freelance career, Kate worked as an online copywriter for Neiman Marcus. Other copywriting clients include Scoutmob, LuxuryLink, eBay, proPRcopy, and Blazej Accounting. Kate graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), where she received a B.A. in Magazine Journalism and a B.S. in Consumer Journalism, with a concentration in fashion.