Amelia Levin is an award-winning, Chicago-based freelance writer, editor, media consultant and certified chef focusing on food, restaurants, chefs and is a senior contributor for Restaurant Startup and Growth magazine.
Her work has appeared on the local and national level, including the Chicago Tribune, Metromix.com, Edible Chicago, Chicago Life magazine (part of the Sunday New York Times), Citysearch.com, julib.com (Modern Luxury), and Health magazine as well as a variety of restaurant industry trade magazines She has also served as a judge for various cooking and food writing competitions, and teaches cooking classes for the City of Chicago.
Amelia earned her certification as a professional chef from Kendall College in Chicago, where she went through hands-on training in classic French cuisine, including baking and cooking methods.
She started her career in journalism as a local news reporter for the Chicago Tribune and formerly served as the senior editor for the now-closed, food and hospitality group of magazines published by Reed Business Information
Amelia is an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and serves on the board of directors for the International Food Editorial Council (IFEC). She has participated as both a panelist speaker and moderator for a variety of food industry-related conferences, covering such topics as writing for trade magazines, social media networking, innovative kitchen equipment, and others.