So you probably clicked on that little tab right up there to learn more about me so here we go. I was born and raised in Florida, went to college at FSU got my BA in Psychology and Aging studies. From there, I went to New York to attend grad school at Columbia University, and eventually earned my MA in Counseling Psychology. I realized that seeing patients wasn’t really my thing (one might say that I’m a little too impatient) so after a miserable first year of grad school I started Grilled Cheese Social as an attempt to share ridiculous stories and tasty recipes. Breaking away from that sterile, overly dry writing style was so much fun that I decided I should probably do that with my life. So, yeah, here I am.
And like most New Yorkers my age, I’m working my booty off at a few different jobs trying to make rent each month and living on the cusp of Williamsburg and Bushwick in Brooklyn. Beyond being the gal behind Grilled Cheese Social, I work as a cheesemonger and at a small little specialty shop in Williamsburg, called Depanneur, where I handle their PR and also create, write, and photograph for their website and soon-to-be specialty food e–commerce site (quick! Go look, you might be missing a deal!). I’m also a freelance photographer, writer, and html rockstar for Saveur Magazine’s website and do a ton of other freelance work for other food-related sites. You can find my past work on Saveur.com, Canada’s National Post, The Tampa Tribune, Salty Lake City Tribune, ModCloth.com, Apartment Therapy, Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and Tillamook’s Love Life Blog and probably a few other sites that I’ve forgot to mention.
Beyond being cheesy, and yes, that pun was intended, I love exploring my neighborhood and blowing my money on delicious food, indulging in weekly Sunday Fundays, and going to some rad shows of the musical and comedic variety. You can find me staring at food for hours at the market, tripping down the stairs all around town, downing drinks somewhere off the L train, and petting strangers’ dogs.
And if that wasn’t enough for ya, then you can always email me at GrilledCheeseSocial@gmail.com for any more questions…or if you’d like to inquire about freelance work or maybe even a nice little cheese plate for that party next weekend, then yeah, holler at me...Anyways, thanks for taking your time to read all this ‘ish about me, you da bomb.
GCS aka MacKenzie Smith