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About Us

Hi, we’re the team behind IntroChicago.com! We started this blog because we love food, and we wanted to share our passion with the world.

We’re a group of foodies who love to cook, eat, and talk about all things food-related. We’ll be sharing recipes, tips, and tricks on how to make the best meals, as well as giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the food industry.

We’re here to provide you with the information and resources you need to make the most of your culinary adventures. So whether you’re a beginner cook or a seasoned pro, we hope you’ll find something useful on our site.

At IntroChicago, we are your cooking friend who is always by your side. We answer all of your questions and provide step-by-step guidance so that you can cook the perfect meal every time.

Whether you’re on a budget or trying to impress vegan friends, we have solutions for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for restaurant recommendations, trying to find the perfect recipe, or just want to chat about food, we’d love to hear from you. So please feel free to contact us anytime.

Our Mission

Here at IntroChicago.com, we believe that good food is the foundation of a happy life. We’re on a mission to connect people with great food and help them lead healthier, happier lives.

We do this by sharing delicious recipes, cooking tips, and information about the best ingredients and kitchen products. But we don’t stop there! We also work with restaurants and food companies to help them create healthier, more sustainable products.

We believe that good food should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income or location. That’s why we offer free recipes and cooking tips, as well as discounts on ingredients and kitchen products.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your diet or just want to learn more about food, we hope you’ll join us on our mission to make good food more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Our Vision

We envision a world where everyone can enjoy delicious, healthy meals that are easy to make and affordable. We believe that good food should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income or location.

We’re committed to helping people lead healthier, happier lives by sharing recipes, cooking tips, and information about the best ingredients and kitchen products.

We hope you’ll join us on our mission to make good food more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Our Values

Quality: We believe that good food starts with quality ingredients. That’s why we only share recipes made with fresh, wholesome ingredients.

Simplicity: We believe that good food should be simple to make. That’s why our recipes are easy to follow and can be made with basic kitchen equipment.

Accessibility: We believe that good food should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer free recipes and cooking tips, as well as discounts on ingredients and kitchen products.

Sustainability: We believe that good food should be sustainable. That’s why we work with restaurants and food companies to help them create healthier, more sustainable products.

Meet the Editorial Team

The editorial team is comprised of food enthusiasts from all over the United States. We come from different backgrounds and have a variety of culinary experiences, but we all share a common love for good food.

Get to know the people behind the blog:

#1 – Carrie Boyd – Editor in Chief

Carrie is a food writer and editor with more than 15 years of experience. She has worked for some of the biggest names in the food industry, including Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Martha Stewart Living.

As the Editor in Chief of IntroChicago.com, Carrie oversees all of the content on the site. She also manages the team of contributing writers and editors, who help to create delicious recipes, helpful tips, and informative articles that you’ll find on the site.

A native of the Chicago area, Carrie is passionate about all things food. She loves trying new restaurants and experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen. She’s also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, so she knows a thing or two about food!

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#2 – Shelli McConnell – Managing Editor

Shelli is a managing editor and recipe developer with more than five years of experience. She has worked for several major food publications, including EatingWell, Fine Cooking, and Family Circle.

As the Managing Editor of IntroChicago.com, Shelli oversees the day-to-day operations of the site. She also works closely with the editorial team to ensure that all of the content is of the highest quality.

When she’s not working, Shelli enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. She is also an avid runner and can often be found running around the streets of Chicago.

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#3 – Caitlyn Diimig, RD – Food Editor

Caitlyn is a Registered Dietitian and food editor with more than ten years of experience. She has worked for several major food publications, including EatingWell, Prevention, and Men’s Health.

As the Food Editor of IntroChicago.com, Caitlyn is responsible for creating and editing all of the recipes on the site. She also provides valuable tips and information on nutrition and healthy eating.

Caitlyn graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in dietetics and went on to complete her dietetic internship at Rush University Medical Center. She is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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#4 – Jessica Christensen – Recipe Developer

Amanda is a recipe developer and food writer with more than ten years of experience. She has worked for several major food publications, including Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Martha Stewart Living.

As a Recipe Developer for IntroChicago.com, Amanda creates and tests all of the recipes that you’ll find on the site. She also provides helpful tips and information on how to make the most of your culinary experience in the city. She’s also a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education.

When she’s not in the kitchen, Amanda enjoys exploring Chicago’s many neighborhoods and restaurants. She also likes to run along the lakefront path and is a member of the Chicago Area Runners Association.

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Our Editorial Guidelines

IntroChicago.com is dedicated to providing accurate and useful information for visitors to the city of Chicago. We are looking for articles that are well-researched, well-written, and informative.

Our goal is to fulfill our readers’ needs by giving them the information they are looking for in a way that is easy to read and digest. We also want to provide a platform for local businesses and organizations to share their information with our readers.

We follow the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual when it comes to style and accuracy. All articles must be thoroughly researched and fact-checked before they are published. If you have any questions about our editorial process or guidelines, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to submit an article for publication, please contact us at [email protected]