Jennifer Mathews

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Longmeadow, MA
University Of Massachusetts, Amherst
Writing Recipes, Italian Cuisine, Cooking & Entertaining
  • Jennifer began her culinary career by opening a cooking school, What's Cooking, Kids?, where she taught cooking classes to home cooks of every age and expertise through an after-school program, birthday parties, Celebrity Chef series, weekly Supper Club, and private events.
  • While running the cooking school, Jennifer had the opportunity to cook with and learn from professional chefs, including hosting an event for celebrity chef Joanne Weir.
  • During the pandemic, Jennifer transferred her culinary skills to the virtual world by launching her website Pharm-to-Table, where she shares her recipes and offers online cooking classes to individuals and corporations looking to connect through food.


Food has always played an essential role and creative outlet in Jennifer's life. Raised in a first-generation Italian-American home, Jennifer's culinary influence began with her grandmother, Angelina, who never used a recipe, but learned to cook by listening, smelling, touching, and tasting the food. Her passion for teaching and writing easy-to-follow recipes stems from a desire to get people back into the kitchen to reconnect with each other and their food through a shared meal. She has written a cookbook, "A La Famiglia," a children's series featuring her two dogs, Millie and Cisco, and is working on a cookbook/memoir for a local chef. Jennifer joined Static Media in 2022 as a news writer, where she continues to share her love of food.


Jennifer has a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and pursued a graduate degree from West Chester University in early education.
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