Amanda Bretz

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Location
Missouri
School
Florida Gulf Coast University, University Of Washington
Expertise
Craft Beer, Cooking, Food Preservation
  • Amanda has written about or visited over 50 breweries in Western Washington State, the Oregon Coast, Alaska, and British Columbia.
  • She worked in the PR department at a community college that launched the nation's first craft brewing and distilling program, and Amanda interviewed experts on the science behind making beer.
  • In 2022, Amanda dove into food preservation by learning to ferment, dehydrate, and can food at home.

Experience

Amanda started out as a feature reporter for community newspapers, but over the past decade, she's written for numerous print and online outlets. While she never had a dedicated "beat" as a feature writer, she often interviews chefs and restaurateurs. When she isn't writing, she's most likely in the kitchen and over the past several years, Amanda has combined her two passions to write about food. Her articles have appeared in regional publications such as Feast Magazine, a food magazine based in St. Louis.

Education

Amanda studied journalism at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. and got her start as a feature reporter for a weekly newspaper. In 2019, Amanda continued her education with a certificate in Storytelling & Content Strategy from University of Washington in Seattle. This continuing education program is aimed at strengthening storytelling skills through incorporating classic storytelling elements, content strategy, and using data to tell a compelling story to the right audience.
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