Members of our editorial team are food scientists, chefs, writers, dietitians, photographers, videographers and more. Our contributors come from all over the world and from publications and companies such as Dotdash Meredith (Eating Well, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, AllRecipes Magazine, Shape, Diabetic Living Magazine, Southern Living Magazine), America’s Test Kitchen, General Mills, and more.

Learn more about our recipe development process and what it’s like to work in a test kitchen. You can also learn about our founder, Lauren Grant, and get to know Zestful Kitchen as a brand. And finally, be sure to check out our privacy policy.

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Danica Eylenstein, Marketing & Editorial Assistant

Danica is a food enthusiast living in Orlando, Florida who specializes in vegan, gluten-free baking. She loves trying new plant-based restaurants and thoroughly researching the food scene for any trip she has planned.

Danica has hands-on experience overseeing test kitchens, and years spent in the publishing industry managing the publication of cookbooks. She now uses her media communications degree to combine her passions for food and writing, by writing for Zestful Kitchen, managing its social media and email newsletter.

Jenni Ridall Lata , Recipe Developer

Jenni Ridall Lata is a freelance recipe developer, food and prop stylist, and restaurant consultant based in Charleston, SC (dba TK Test Kitchen). After receiving her B.A. in Art History at the University of Virginia, Jenni studied classic French culinary technique and philosophy at Le Cordon Bleu. She went on to obtain a M.B.A. from the College of Charleston, with a focus on Hospitality Revenue Management. Inside the Test Kitchen, she combines her culinary and business degrees to offer creative and operational support to chefs, restaurateurs, culinary brands, and cookbook authors. Her recipe and styling work has been published in The Local Palate, Legends Magazine, Garden & Gun, Eating Well Magazine, and Southern Living. 

Lindsey Jerke, Writer

Lindsey has been a Registered Dietitian for 12 years and holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science. She currently works in the food industry and has always been passionate about food and cooking. Lindsey’s food philosophy is that what we eat every day may not always be perfect, but should always be joyful.

Meg McKeehan, Photographer

Meg McKeehan is a photographer and artist based in Boston, MA. She specializes in food and product photography, while also nurturing a deep love for landscape photography and portraiture. She works out of her home studio in Somerville, MA.

Allie Hoepker, Writer

Allie Hoepker is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist that believes all foods can fit as part of a healthy lifestyle. Her approach to finding personal balance is to allow yourself to enjoy your food while focusing on nutrient-dense food choices. Currently, Allie works as a Clinical Dietitian helping others discover how health and joyful eating intersect. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, practicing yoga, and cooking for family and friends.