Hi! My name is Korsha Wilson and I am a food writer and photographer. A lot of people ask me what inspired me to become a food writer. I can point to one moment: at eleven years old I found a Saveur Magazine at my local bookstore and traveled around the world via its pages. From that moment, I knew I wanted to be a food writer and set my plan of learning as much about food and writing as possible. Soon after finding that magazine, I asked a food writer at Washingtonian Magazine if I could shadow her for a day. She generously obliged and my course was set.
From my first kitchen job as ‘the bread stick girl’ at my local Olive Garden to graduating with a culinary arts degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and being an intern at the National Restaurant Association in D.C., I have followed that initial interest to learn about food to jobs in and out of the kitchen. I have worked in front of the house and back of the house roles in restaurants and spent two years working as a cheese maker for a small mozzarella producer in New England before I made the decision to become a full-time, freelance writer.
I’ve written articles for The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, OpenTable, OpenTable UK/Ireland, Eater Boston, Boston.com, FSR Magazine, QSR Magazine and the National Restaurant Association. I’ve test driven Corvettes for General Motor’s food driven marketing campaign, and visited Barbados to cover the their food and rum festival. I love food and dining, and think it’s the way we best get to know each other and cultures outside of our own. My experience in the industry has shown me how important it is that everyone feel valued at the table, and everyone have a place to tell their story.