food writer. cookbook author. content creator.



Food and drink content, public relations, marketing, branding, strategic partnerships and event management in Richmond, Virginia. Specialties include food, beverage, hospitality, craft spirits, breweries, wineries, restaurants, chefs, consumer goods, product launches and events.

I hired Kendra to develop and write a book on southern cooking that was part of an existing cookbook series published by Ten Speed. Kendra was easy to work with; she has rich storytelling abilities, a positive and sparkling personality, and is a complete professional. I keep bugging her to write another book!
— Julie Bennett, Editorial Director, Ten Speed Press

I’m a freelance writer and cookbook author. I write features, profiles, essays, opinion and create original recipes and digital content within food, drinks and travel, specifically. My byline has appeared in numerous print and online publications and I’m a former food columnist with The Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper.

I’m the author of “The Southern Slow Cooker: Big-Flavor, Low-Fuss Recipes for Comfort Food Classics” (Ten Speed Press/Penguin/Random House, 2013). My writing and recipes have appeared in NPR, Better Homes and Gardens, Business Insider, The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, Epicurious, Food52, Slate, Parade, Extra Crispy, Taste, Food Republic, Tasting Table, Grit, Daily Meal, Virginia Living and The Richmond Times Dispatch. More of my bylines can be found HERE.

I’m a former co-host of the TLC P&G series Homemade Simple and the award winning series Real Virginia, and I have appeared on various podcasts, radio programs, television shows as well as performed numerous cooking demonstrations at food and wine events, conferences and festivals.

I have an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and have twice served as a Judge for the James Beard Awards (Wine and Spirits category).

I excel at content writing, content marketing, digital marketing, webpage content, branded content, blogging, corporate communications (product descriptions, email marketing, B2B, newsletters, white papers, media announcements, speech writing, script writing, press releases) web marketing and social media. For a complete list of clients click HERE.

Specialties: food, recipes, wine, craft beer, craft spirits and other beverages, travel, culture, hospitality, consumer goods and product launches, television hosting, public speaking, podcasting, radio and cooking demonstrations. Based in Richmond, Virginia.

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