Kristin Donnelly is an alumni at ICE.

Kristin Donnelly

Food Writer

ICE gave me a great foundation. I’ve been able to use the building blocks I learned — like how to season food, create a perfect dough or make a great pan sauce — and expand on them throughout my career.


Kristin Donnelly grew up in Philadelphia and worked in wine sales at Chamber Street Wines and Crush Wine & Spirits before transitioning into food media. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from Catholic University of America. After her studies at ICE, Donnelly completed her externship at Food & Wine. She remained there, rising to the role of Senior Food Editor, before leaving in 2013 to freelance. Using her training as a journalist, a former wine saleswoman, and a cook, she wrote and edited features and recipes in collaboration with chefs from all over the world. Kristin has appeared in segments on NY1 and CBS Morning and has taught a food writing class for She now cooks, writes, and teaches in and around beautiful New Hope, Pennsylvania, and works with many cookbook authors to help them with their books. She's a regular contributor to publications, such as EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Women's Health, and Cherry Bombe magazines.


  • Institute of Culinary Education, Culinary Arts, 2005


  • Cauliflower (Short Stack Editions 2018)
  • Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter 2016)