photo by  Tara Morris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               photo by Tara Morris

Leigh Belanger is a food writer and editor, cookbook author, and freelance communications consultant and event producer. She is the food editor at Culture magazine and the author of the forthcoming cookbook, My Kitchen Chalkboard (Union Park Press, 2017), about streamlining dinner for busy families without sacrificing interesting food and cooking. Her work has been featured in Edible Boston, the Boston Globe, and other publications. 

In 2012, Leigh authored The Boston Homegrown Cookbook, which told the stories of Boston's chefs and restaurateurs and the local food producers they work with. She was on staff at Chefs Collaborative from 2006-2012, during which time she launched the organization's annual conference and was lead producer for four years. She spearheaded the organization's educational and network building events and helped to build the national network of sustainability-minded chefs. Over the years, Leigh has worked with a number of small non-profit organizations to hone their messages and bring those messages to a broader audience. 

Leigh lives in Boston with her family. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and attended the Gastronomy program at Boston University from 2002-2004.