Justina Huddleston

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Location
Los Angeles, CA
School
Emerson College
Expertise
Celebrity Chefs, Food Television, Specialty Ingredients
  • Justina has interviewed celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay, Andrew Zimmern, Duff Goldman, and Michael Voltaggio. She even got to color in a mural of Flay's cat Nacho at the 10-year anniversary party for his Las Vegas restaurant Mesa Grill.
  • Always looking for a new tasty bite, she's eaten at more than 250 different restaurants in Los Angeles, from street vendors in her neighborhood selling huaraches and pupusas, to private events at celebrity-fronted restaurants like Curtis Stone's Michelin-starred Gwen.
  • In pursuit of interesting food stories, Justina has traveled for work to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah; to St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands to learn about rum; and to Las Vegas to learn about mixology.

Experience

Justina began her career writing about educational children's toys while blogging about recipes on the side. In 2015, she transitioned to writing professionally about her true passion: food and cooking. Her work, which includes original recipes, celebrity chef and expert interviews, recipe roundups, and food news, has appeared in SheKnows, Brit + Co, Yahoo, MSN, HuffPo, and more. Justina's passion for cooking great meals at home has led to a lifelong love of researching specialty and international ingredients, following the careers of the hottest established and up-and-coming chefs, discovering new cooking tips and hacks used by industry pros, and tracking all of the fun gossip that comes with obsessively watching Food Network. Justina began writing for Alb Media in 2018, and is now a part of the Mashed News team.

Education

Justina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, and is currently pursuing an Associate Degree in Child Development from Los Angeles Valley College.

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