Brandon Schultz

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Brooklyn, New York
Muhlenberg College
Spirits, Home Cooking, International Cuisine
  • Brandon has judged regional and continental chef competitions.
  • He's flown around the country for lunches on multiple occasions, and across the ocean just for dinner once.
  • Despite taking cooking lessons on six continents, he still can't make a good grilled cheese sandwich.


Brandon has been writing extensively about the food and beverage industry since he moved to New York City over a decade ago. He covers everything from restaurants and festivals to culinary history and entertainment for dozens of outlets including Forbes, Thrillist, Fodor's, and more, and he never tires of sampling in the name of research. An untrained home cook, himself, he's the author of three cookbooks, two travel books that include plenty of gastronomy, and one additional book that has nothing to do with food. If you ever need a favor, bring him bourbon or ice cream and he'll probably oblige.


Brandon studied biological psychology and anthropology at Muhlenberg College, which means he's well-versed in how food and the rituals surrounding it have shaped cultures and continue to impact individuals today.
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