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Jen Chase | Engaging Writer

jenAn engaging food, beverage and lifestyle writer and a skilled Jill-of-all-trades copyeditor, for 15 years Jen Chase’s cross-media background has guided her gut about what makes high-quality content.

Based in Las Vegas and Boston, Chase’s lifestyle features and her in-depth profiles highlighting good people and the work they do have appeared in 400+ national and regional clips that span multiple genres and formats. A recent transplant to Las Vegas, she works for Wendoh Media as a contributing editor at Vegas/Rated magazine, where she’s responsible for writing and curating features for the pub’s front-of-book section; and as a freelance contributing dining and lifestyle writer to the weekly Vegas Seven. Readers of both pubs are learning to enjoy Chase’s East Coast perspective meshed with her growing West Coast interests (which, coming from early-to-bed Boston, includes her delight in finding a solid, hand-crafted cocktail at any time of any day).

Chase also owns Eat Meets Ink, a food and lifestyle content-providing consultancy for magazines, media agencies, chefs, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs who need sparkling content to promote their products and businesses. From print collateral to websites to e-cookbook layout and design, she has written and edited for brands Breville™, Bertolli™, Country Crock™ and Cooks Illustrated; sites Parmesan.com and JackColton.com; publications the Boston Phoenix, District Administration, Hard Rock Hotel magazine, Insomniac magazine, and Cheese Connoisseur; companies Amedia Creative, At The Greek Table, Kane’s Donuts; and Forbes’ (formerly Mobil) Travel Guide, among others.

Chase earned a master’s degree in print and multimedia journalism from Emerson College in Boston, Mass., and her bachelor’s in theatre and dramatic literature from Wheaton College, also in Massachusetts. In 2004 she started deepening her kitchen skills as a culinary director for PBS’ Ciao Italia, television’s longest-running cooking show, where during the show’s summertime in-studio shoots she prepares food off camera for on-camera use and manages a kitchen staff of three. She’s also appeared beside Ciao’s host and creator, internationally recognized chef Mary Ann Esposito, in front of Ciao’s 1.7 million weekly viewers. From 2004-2008 Chase did double duty as Esposito’s appearance coordinator, organizing the chef’s 50+ yearly appearances and traveling with her across the United States and throughout Italy, spreading the love of Mediterranean food and how best to make it at home. Chase also designed the inaugural Ciao Italia blog, and has written and edited for CiaoItalia.com.

Chase and her husband Chris split their time between Las Vegas and Boston with Eli, their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

 

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