Melissa Corbin

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Nashville, Tennessee
Belmont University
Southern Food And Beverage, Food History, Culinary Profiles
  • Melissa is a Les Dames d'Escoffier with an international network of over 20,000 women of influence in the industries of food, beverage, hospitality, agriculture, and journalism.
  • As a former Nashville Chamber of Commerce board member, she helped shape the world-renowned food and beverage scene that Nashville is today.
  • A World Food Champion, she's had her fair share of performing under pressure.


Melissa launched her writing career over 10 years ago with what she knew best – her Southern upbringing, which undeniably included food and beverage. Since those days, she's traveled the world and enjoys exploring how foodways intersect cultures for publications such as Food & Wine Magazine, Wine Enthusiast,, and Eater. She actually began writing about travel after her first press trip to cover Wisconsin's cranberry harvest in 2013 for The Tennessean — a USA Today publication — and has enjoyed storytelling for destinations around the world in top publications such as Matador, Lonely Planet, and AAA Explorer.


She received her Bachelor of Social Work from Belmont University where she learned many of the same skills she uses today as a journalist such as rapport building, interviewing the subjects of her story, and telling their stories in a unique and compelling way.
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