Kate Parham Kordsmeier is an Atlanta-based freelance food and travel writer and recipe developer for more than 100 publications, including USA Today, EatingWell, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, The Washington Post, Clean Eating, Conde Nast Traveler, FITNESS, Delta Sky, Women’s Health, American Way, Shape, Wine Enthusiast, Vegetarian Times, The Travel Channel, SELF, Rachael Ray Every Day, Real Simple, Esquire, Modern Luxury and DRAFT. She is also the former Atlanta Editor for About.com, the author of the cookbook Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach and the founder of Root + Revel, a food and wellness site devoted to natural living.
After stints in Los Angeles, Italy, Dallas and Washington D.C., Kate returned to her hometown of Atlanta, where she continues to report on food and wine (spanning restaurants to nutrition), travel, culture, health, wellness and other lifestyle topics. With an insatiable curiosity and an analytical journalist’s eye, Kate’s passion lies in telling stories that spotlight innovative tastemakers, talented artists and honest companies who put sustainability and health first. After nearly a decade of freelance reporting, Kate’s rolodex is stocked with the best chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, winemakers, purveyors, farmers, artisans, guides, experts and researchers from around the world, ensuring she’s always got an expert source to add credibility and authority to any story.
You can also catch Kate on TV–she’s worked as a spokesperson and hosted food and travel shows for CNN, Where Traveler and Explore Georgia–and on the radio (listen to her podcasts here). Kate is currently seeking more on-camera and on-air work. Please contact Kate with any questions, pitches or freelance opportunities.
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, Tokyo, Vancouver, Chiang Mai, Portland, Seattle, Hanoi, New Orleans, Philly, Tuscany, Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, Nashville, Raleigh and Baltimore, all in the name of journalism.Where’s Kate headed next? Click here to see what’s on the docket for 2016.
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.