Kate Washington is a food and travel writer, recipe developer, and editor. Her work has appeared in Sunset, Via, Cooking Light, All You, Yoga Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other magazines and newspapers. Kate is a contributing writer covering dining, restaurant news, and regional travel for Sactown—a city magazine covering modern Sacramento and the recipient of the 2008 Maggie Award for Best City and Metropolitan Magazine. Kate also served as the local editor for the first-ever Zagat guide to Sacramento restaurants, published in 2009.
Until 2008, Kate wrote a weekly restaurant review column for the Sacramento News and Review. She has a strong background in copy editing, and has edited cookbooks and tested recipes for a number of publishers and private clients. Before Kate became a freelance writer in 2004, she was associate food editor at Sunset and associate editor at Williams-Sonoma TASTE magazine.
Prior to entering food journalism, Kate earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University, with a focus on nineteenth-century British literature. She grew up in Chico, California, where her father grows almonds. After a decade in the Bay Area, she now lives in Sacramento with her husband and their two daughters. Together, she and her husband founded and operate Roan Press, a small literary publishing company. Kate is also at work on her first book.