Will Budiaman is a freelance food writer and recipe developer based in New York City. He is a graduate of the Classic Culinary Arts program at the International Culinary Center (formerly French Culinary Institute).
His first foray into food media began with an unpaid summer internship at The Daily Meal. At the conclusion of the internship, he was brought on board as the full-time Recipe Editor for the Cook vertical. Over the course of two years, he curated and edited more than 3,000 recipes from leading chefs, cookbook authors, and bloggers from across the country and around the globe. He also ran the site’s in-house recipe contest and column featuring a different theme every week, Recipe SWAT Team. Participants developed recipes from scratch and brought them in to be professionally styled and photographed. He won a trip to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival when one of his recipes was selected by chef Guy Grossi, Australia’s leading Italian chef, to be cooked for a group of food media peers.
Since moving on from The Daily Meal, he has written six cookbooks, served as a web producer for Bonappetit.com and Epicurious.com, and contributed to Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn, and Brooklyn Magazine. He was the lead recipe tester for the R&D kitchen at Maple, an app-based delivery service that brings seasonal dishes created by in-house chefs straight to people’s doorsteps, and most recently served as recipe editor at Blue Apron.
Follow him on twitter and Instagram @WillBudiaman for his latest musings, raves, and rants. For inquires regarding recipe testing, recipe development, or ghost writing services, please contact him via email.