Gene Gerrard

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Los Angeles, CA
Wesleyan University
Food History, Recipe Development, Food Trends
  • Gene created and wrote the Meat & Wild Game Cooking at, in which he tested and developed recipes for wild game meats and wrote articles about wild game preparation, types of wild game, and butchering.
  • He owned and operated a private chef and catering service for over 15 years. In 2016, he was recognized as one of the top five chefs in Los Angeles.
  • In addition to his culinary talents, Gene is also a screenwriter and a multi-produced playwright in New York and Los Angeles.


After graduating college, Gene lived in New York City and studied Russian language and history at Columbia University. He traveled to Russia for three weeks where he learned Russian cooking from home cooks. He later traveled to France, England, and Italy, where he was tutored by restaurant chefs. Gene has been writing for Mashed since 2020. He also tests and writes product reviews for Your Best Digs and Hungry Huy.


Gene received his Bachelor of Arts with High Honors at Wesleyan University where he majored in writing.
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