Becki Ledford

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Asheville, NC
Harvard University, Boston College
Food Network Shows & Chefs, Food Science & Facts, Restaurants & Hospitality
  • While on maternity leave, Becki's television showed nothing but Food Network around the clock, serving only to increase her love of all things food.
  • She has worked in food service both in the front and back of the house as well as in food retail, and has training in food safety.
  • Becki has attended many conferences, including those in recipe development and food writing.


Becki has a lifelong passion for food and began watching Food Network shortly after its debut in the early '90s. She has worked in restaurants (both front and back of the house) and food retail. In college, she was a writer and editor for The Harvard Crimson while blogging about food and wellness on the side. Becki has also worked in research, offering a wealth of experience in fact-checking and deep-diving into highly specific topics. She began writing for Static Media in 2016 and joined the editing team in 2017. Her focus on food brands, particularly editing for Mashed, began in 2023.


Becki has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Harvard University and a master's in counseling psychology from Boston College.
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