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Jennifer Matthewson Jennifer Matthewson is a writer, photographer, and entrepreneur, originally from the Midwest. She is a freelance journalist, founder and editor of Daily Blender, and the author of “Career Diary of a Caterer.”

A graduate of Western Michigan University, Jennifer headed west in the late 90’s to ride the wave of  Seattle’s dot-com era. In 2003, she opened Zen Kitchen Catering, an award-winning organic catering business in Portland, Oregon. Her first book, detailing her experiences with Zen Kitchen, “Career Diary of a Caterer,”  was published in 2007.

In the spring of 2008, in partnership with an international blog network, she launched Daily Blender, covering food & beverage industry news from an insider’s perspective, gaining the respect of chefs and restaurateurs around the globe. Though it ceased publication in 2022, Daily Blender published over 800 feature articles in food, drink, travel, and culture throughout the course of its 13-year timeline.

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