The HubPages Cookbook Contest is set to launch in just a couple of days, and we’re thrilled to introduce our amazing panel of recipe-savvy judges! We chose foodies with a variety of experiences and expertise to provide a well-rounded judging committee for all the mouth-watering original recipes you have in store for us!
And now, in no particular order and without any ado, I present your HubPages Cookbook Contest judges:
Hillary Mickell is the Chief Tastemaker and CMO for Foodily. Formerly, she held numerous senior level positions at Yahoo!, Netscape and Microsoft. Hillary brings her passion for food and recipes to thousands of people every day. Amongst many roles she plays at Foodily, Hillary manages the Tastemaker program, a group of celebrities, author and bloggers, who people can follow for great recipe recommendations every day.
She is a board member at HOPE for Haiti Foundation.
Joey Lee is the manager of The Kids Cook Monday initiative, a project of The Monday Campaigns. Joey is a featured cook on the kid’s nutrition gaming website Zis Boom Bah. In her home kitchen, Joey enjoys experimenting with all types of cuisines, which serves her well while she perfects all the recipes featured on MeatlessMonday.com and TheKidsCookMonday.org each week. Joey’s recipes and posts have also been featured on the blogs of other publications, such as Real Simple Magazine, Grandparents.com and Parade Magazine.
Jess Kapadia studied print and online journalism at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Journalism, where she co-created and hosted two seasons of cooking show “Dorm Gourmet” on the Trojan Vision Network. She interned at Edible Los Angeles, Saveur Magazine, ABC and the Huffington Post, and has written for publications and websites like Zester Daily, The Daily Meal and Edible Ojai. Jess is currently Assistant Editor, Recipes Editor and test kitchen chef at Manhattan-based men’s food, drink and lifestyle website Food Republic and lives in Brooklyn.
Jennifer Farley is the owner, recipe developer and food photographer of Savory Simple. She graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD where she trained in classic French technique. Jennifer currently works as a cooking instructor, social media marketer and free-lance writer for sites such as Williams-Sonoma and Washington Eats. She resides in the Washington DC metropolitan area and can often be found exploring the local culinary scene in search of new inspiration.
I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know our judges as much as I have. Keep an eye out for more in-depth interviews with each of them here on the HubPages blog!