Meet The Cookful Team

avatar for Christine PittmanChristine Pittman

Christine is the Senior Editor and Owner of The Cookful and of COOKtheSTORY and of the podcast Time Management Insider. Her sites reach over 2 million readers per month, which means that things can get a bit crazy. She's constantly writing, taking pictures, editing, recording, interviewing, managing contributors, and, oh yeah, cooking. To say that she wears many hats is an understatement - there are many hats, and also many shirts, shoes, pants, and even the odd cape!

avatar for Kevin KesslerKevin Kessler

Kevin J. Kessler is an experienced professional writer and published author living in Orlando, Florida. With a lifelong passion for food, this sandwich loving Italian boy enjoys exploring unanswered questions about the foods we all know and love so well. Kevin’s foodie lifestyle was born through his love of Walt Disney World and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. A lover of stories, he enjoys trying new dishes from all over the world and learning everything there is to know about where food comes from, how its prepared, and what variations on it exist.

avatar for Sam EllisSam Ellis

Sam blogs at The Culinary Compass where she loves to try new recipes and ingredients from around the world. She thinks trying new dishes and spices is the easiest way to travel! She loves coffee so much that she often goes to bed excited for a fresh cup in the morning.

avatar for Ilona OrzechowskaIlona Orzechowska

Ilona blogs at Ilona’s Passion where she focuses on sweet and savory party recipes. She believes in making recipes from scratch and not very sweet desserts. She likes to experiment with flavors while cooking in her Canadian kitchen. She has lived in three countries and loves to explore the world with her two boys and a husband. While not cooking or traveling she designs printable invitations and party decorations.

avatar for Lauren KeatingLauren Keating

Lauren has been cooking for as long as she can remember and shares her recipes at, where she features on easy weeknight meals with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. She completed the professional plant-based cooking certification from Rouxbe cooking school and enjoys using plant-based cooking techniques to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and grains into traditional recipes in unique ways. Food-obsessed from a young age, her first words included “cookie” and “eat meat!”

avatar for Emily DingmannEmily Dingmann

Emily is a Nutritionist and Recipe Developer who creates easy and healthy recipes for busy families on My Everyday Table. She drinks coffee in the morning, wine at night, and sometimes a green juice in between!

avatar for Jamie SilvaJamie Silva

Jamie Silva is the photographer, recipe developer and food writer behind A Sassy Spoon, a recipe blog for home cooks looking to give classic comfort foods a fresh, seasonal and modern twist! When she’s not cooking up a storm or dancing in her kitchen, you can find her exploring cuisine in other cities or unapologetically raiding the cookie jar.

avatar for Tawnie KrollTawnie Kroll

Tawnie Kroll is a California based food blogger and healthy recipe developer. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a lover of cooking and baking! Follow her blog for recipes, healthy living tips and practical scientific evidenced-based advice to help you improve your health and well being.

avatar for Allie DoranAllie Doran

Allie Doran is the photographer, recipe developer and creator
of Miss Allie’s Kitchen, a recipe website that serves up real
food recipes from the heart. Allie is a small town girl that loves
meals packed with veggies & even wild game but her favorite
dessert is definitely pie (with a side of red wine).

avatar for Brittany PoulsonBrittany Poulson

As a self-proclaimed foodie, Brittany loves to cook, bake and of course, eat! This love of food led her to become a registered dietitian and food blogger at Your Choice Nutrition, where she encourages you to live a healthy life in your unique way. For Brittany, this often includes her favorite foods, such as fresh strawberries or a square of dark chocolate!

avatar for Barry PittmanBarry Pittman

Barry Pittman has been in the food industry for most of his adult life. His first career was as a Federal Meat Inspector for the Canadian government. If you have any questions about food safety, and specifically meat safety, he's your guy!

He also had a business early on making sausages and smoking them. If you want to taste delicious kielbasa and pepperoni, he is also your guy for that!

Later, in his career, he and his wife, Phyllis Pittman, nee Melnyk, opened a series of successful restaurants in Manitoba, most notably the Perogy Patch and Deli in Lockport and The Falcon Lake Deli in The Whiteshell Provincial Park.

From this long career in food, Barry has a wealth of knowledge about cooking and especially about meat, making him the ideal person for TheCookful's series on Sausage-Making At Home!

avatar for Georgina WalkerGeorgina Walker

Georgie is an Australian expat and the creator behind The Home Cook’s Kitchen, a blog dedicated to good food and recipes for home entertaining. Georgie is a passionate foodie, with a love for fine wine, cheese and chocolate. She believes there is nothing better than sitting down to a home cooked meal with good friends. When she’s not in the kitchen cooking, she’s out and about hiking, biking or snowboarding in Oregon with her husband and golden retriever Archie.

avatar for Kelly NardoKelly Nardo

Kelly is the girl behind Eat the Gains, a food and fitness blog dedicated to providing wholesome and delicious recipes that fuel both workouts and everyday life. She is also a nutrition and CrossFit coach and runs a meal prep delivery service in Austin, TX. Her favorite color is orange and she has never met a vegetable she didn’t like - if you know, send it her way!

avatar for Kasey GoinsKasey Goins

Kasey is the 20-something Physician Assistant behind the blog Well-Fed Soul. She believes that food is medicine and takes a non-diet approach to healthy eating. She loves to show busy women how eating healthy can be exciting, easy, and still involve chocolate! When she isn't creating messes in the kitchen, you can find her exploring Kalamazoo with her husband (with a glass of good Chardonnay in hand).