Patterson Watkins

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Philadelphia, PA
Johnson & Wales University, National Wine School
Recipe Development, Wine, International Cuisine
  • Patterson has written, photographed, and published over 1,000 unique recipes (and counting).
  • She has managed food service operations for three Summer Olympic Games (Athens, Beijing, and London) and one Asian Games (Guangzhou).
  • With a past as a prolific culinary competitor, Patterson has competed (and succeeded) in many different food-based competitions. These include Phillips Seafood Ultimate Crab Challenge, Epicurious Tailgating Contest, Sutter Home's Build a Better Burger, Gnarly Head Rib Competition, and Beringer Great Steak Challenge.


Patterson has been working as a full-time, independent recipe developer since 2017. This work has included creating fun and tasty content for food product companies, specializing in olive oil, hot sauce, salad dressing, chocolates, milk, and wine. She has also worked with e-commerce sites, specializing in Spanish and Mediterranean ingredients, seafood, upscale gourmet, and health and wellness.


Johnson & Wales opened many opportunities for Patterson, seeding a passion for exploring global flavors and ingredients. Wanting to expand her knowledge, after she finished the Associates Culinary Arts program, she opted into the Culinary Nutrition Bachelors program, gaining insight into how food interacts with our bodies. Into her professional career, Patterson started attending accredited courses specializing in wine.
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