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Gowri Chandra is a full-time freelance food journalist who writes for Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, Thrillist, Los Angeles Magazine, L.A. Weekly, Vice, and more. She has covered the Emmys, Oscars, and James Beard Awards, and interviewed personalities like Wolfgang Puck, Dominique Crenn, Kristen Bell, and Hugh Jackman—all for Food & Wine. She’s written everything from highly shared service listicles on grilling steak to national “50 best” roundups. Some of her favorite ones, however, are long form articles about AI’s effect on fast food workers and how ugly produce is negatively impacting food banks.

Beyond food journalism, she has worked in digital content for 9+ years for Fortune 500 brands like Disney Interactive, Disney Consumer Products, and Starbucks. She has a broad grasp of the digital landscape including asset production and management, SEO optimization, social media analytics, email newsletters, mobile content, and basic HTML.

She holds a degree in Comparative French Literature from Brown University and speaks fluent French. She lives in Los Angeles.

Reach her at gowri.v.chandra [at] gmail.com.