Kate Parham Kordsmeier is an Atlanta-based freelance food and travel writer for more than 100 publications, including USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Wine Enthusiast, The Washington Post, Esquire, DETAILS, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Vegetarian Times, and dozens more. After stints in Los Angeles, Italy, Dallas, and Washington D.C., Kate returned to her hometown of Atlanta, where she also reports on wine & spirits, health, and other lifestyle topics, and develops recipes for publications like Cooking Light and FITNESS. Kate is also a regular columnist for USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Simply Buckhead and FoodService Director. She is also the Atlanta Expert for About.com, and her book Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach comes out January 2015.
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 2014.
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.