Jennifer Chandler.

Food Writer - Cookbook Author - Recipe Developer - Cookbook Editor - Food Stylist - Consultant

Born in New Orleans, raised in Memphis, it's no wonder Jennifer Chandler loves all things food. How could you be raised on a diet of crawfish etouffee, oysters, bbq ribs, and fried chicken and not?

A multifaceted, veteran food industry dynamo, Jennifer Chandler has leveraged this love and  her many talents into an accomplished career that includes cookbook author, restaurateur, food writer, stylist, recipe developer, cookbook editor, and TV and radio personality. Her enthusiastic, genuine connection with both readers and peers, makes her a much sought after contributor in local and national publications and media outlets.

While she boasts degrees from both Georgetown University and Le Cordon Bleu, this Southerner’s cookbooks are all about making real food accessible for real families.  She is the author of four popular cookbooks: The Southern Pantry Cookbook, Simply Salads, Simply Suppers, and Simply Grilling

Her stories and recipes have been featured in national publications such as Real Simple, Woman’s World, HGTV Magazine, Bourbon+ Magazine, and CNN’s Eatocracy. 

Jennifer has appeared on numerous national broadcast cooking segments including appearances on Food Network’s “Dinner Impossible” and Ducks Unlimited TV. She has also been a contributor to Sirius/XM Radio. She regularly appears on WMC-TV in Memphis. 

A food stylist and recipe developer, she has helped corporate clients such as Sharp Manufacturing, Family Dollar, French’s Mustard, and Hilton Hotels.

Today, Jennifer is the Food and Dining Reporter for The Commercial Appeal, sharing the stories and news of all the good eats Memphis has to offer. She also hosts a weekly radio show The Weekly Dish on Memphis’s NPR station WKNO. 

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