Features Reporter, Los Angeles Times & Los Angeles Times Magazine. Arts/culture, food, travel stories; formerly artisan Food section reporter. (2006- present)

Features Reporter, Cooking Light Magazine. Artisans, farmers. Select Annual Artisan Awards candidates. (2011-2015)

Contributing Editor & Cookbook Reviewer, LA Weekly blog/print. Winemakers, artisans, cookbooks. (2009-2014)

Features Reporter, Los Angeles Magazine. Artisans, farmers. (2011-2014)

Contributor, Take Part, Saveur, US Airways, Robb Report  and other outlets. Food, wine,  fine arts, social responsibility. (2007-present)

Editor in Chief. Santa Monica Style Magazine, Style Media start-up. (2009)

Beverage Columnist, Tribune Media Wire. Cocktails, spirits. Stories ran nationally in papers such as the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel and Washington Times. (2007-2009)

Editorial Associate, Los Angeles Times Food section. (2007-2009, in-house)

Intern, Los Angeles Times Food section. Editorial and test kitchen. (2006)


Consultant, Goose Island Brewery, Chicago. Editorial, educational marketing and publishing. (2016-present)

Consultant, Blue Ocean Consulting, Australia. Lifestyle/trend consulting for international wine brand development. (2013)

Consultant, artisan chocolatier (undisclosed). Brand development. (2013)

Features Reporter, US Airways Magazine. L.A. special travel issue. Clients: Local museums, galleries, community arts groups. (2013)

Collaborative consultant. Dan Milder, artist. Online portfolio development, gallery outreach, private sales. (2011- 2012)

Features Reporter, Tasting Panel Magazine. International wine brand launches such as Luce (Italy). (2007-2009)

Features Reporter, Specialty Food Magazine (NYC Fancy Food Show). Introduce broad portfolio of traditional Chilean ingredients to American retailers for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile. (2008)

Recipe Developer, Summerland Winery, California. (2007)


Recipe Tester, Los Angeles Times (2009-2011; regular contractor, in-house)

Chef Instructor: Crossroads School, Epicurean School, Chefmakers Academy, Fowler Museum. Targeted curriculum development (general, pastry, history) for elementary through high school students. (2007-2012)

Pastry Assistant, Lucques restaurant, Los Angeles (2006)

Owner & Baker, Doughgirl Bakery (online). Featured in Lucky, CosmoGirl and various other outlets. (2001-2003)


Finance Manager, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History (2003-2007)

Senior Exhibition Development Officer, J. Paul Getty Museum (2000-2002)

Manager, Don Alias, Jazz percussionist. Regularly toured/recorded with Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, Joni Mitchell, Ron Carter, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis. (1996-1997)

Membership Associate, New Museum of Contemporary Art (1997)

Development Assistant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1996)


Baking & Patisserie Diplôme, Le Cordon Bleu. California School of Culinary Arts (2005, with honors)

MBA, Fine Arts/Nonprofit Mgmt. Research focus: Northern Renaissance artist-driven commerce (Dürer). University of Texas at Austin (2000)

BA, Philosophy. Thesis: Aesthetics and Taste in Art Evaluation. Davidson College (1996, Davidson Honor Scholar)


James Beard Awards Cookbook Judge (2013 & 2011)

Best American Magazine Writing, American Society of Magazine Editors (Nov 2012 Los Angeles Magazine Food Issue; Focus: Artisans, winemakers, distillers, pantry; Contributing editor/lead freelance writer.)


Next Food Network Star Judge (2011)

Radio/Stage: NPR’s Splendid Table, KCRW, KPCC, LA Times Festival of Books


Title TBD. Goose Island Brewery. Project director, writer & photography manager.  (Goose University Press, 2018)

Urban Ingredients.  Goose Island Brewery. Project director, writer, recipe developer & photography manager (incl. recipe shoot). Brewery history, brewing process guide, and culinary exploration. (Goose University Press, 2017)

L.A. Mexicano by Bill Esparza. Prospect Park Books, 2017.

Urban Ingredients (undisclosed client). Prospect Park Books, 2016.

The Fire of Peru by Ricardo Zarate & Jenn Garbee. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Tomatomania! by Scott Daigre & Jenn Garbee.  St. Martin’s Press, 2015.

Das Cookbook by Hans Röckenwagner with Jenn Garbee & Wolfgang Gussmack. Prospect Park Books, 2014.

The Protein Boost Guidebook by Dr. Ridha Arem. Arem Wellness, 2014.

Penny Chic by Shauna Miller. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2014.

The Auntie Em’s Cookbook by Theresa Wahl. Prospect Park Books, 2014.

The Protein Solution Diet by Ridha Arem. Atria Books, 2013.

Who Wants Seconds? by Jennie Cook. Prospect Park Books, 2013.

The Cookbook Library by Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky. University of California Press, 2012.

Secret Suppers by Jenn Garbee.  Sasquatch Books, 2008.

EAT Los Angeles. Prospect Park, 2008, 2010, 2012 ed.

Hometown Santa Monica.  Prospect Park, 2007.

EAT Los Angeles Prospect Park, 2008, 2010, 2012 ed.


Fan of (good): Jazz, produce, pies, and people

003 tomatomania


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