The EatingWell Team & Test Kitchen

Our food and nutrition editors and Test Kitchen team are respected experts in their field, producing award-winning journalism and delicious, healthy recipes. EatingWell has received over 23 James Beard Award recognitions and 20 food-writing awards and nominations from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Our recipes are developed and tested by culinary professionals and registered dietitians. Meet the team that makes it all happen!

Our Test Kitchen

Portrait of EatingWell Test Kitchen Staff

Pictured (from left to right): Devon O'Brien, Digital Food Editor; Stacy Fraser; Carolyn Casner, Recipe Developer & Tester; Carolyn Malcoun, Senior Food Editor; Jim Romanoff, Food Editor; Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D., Associate Food Editor.

Each of our recipes is thoroughly tested in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. We create healthy, delicious recipes that are easy for anyone to cook at home.

  • Recipes are tested on average seven times each.
  • Each recipe is tested by multiple testers.
  • We test on both gas and electric stoves.
  • We use a variety of tools and techniques.
  • Testers shop major supermarkets to research availability of ingredients.
  • Testers measure active and total time to prepare each recipe.

Our Team

Jessie Price, Editor-in-Chief

Jim Romanoff, Food Editor

Shaun Dreisbach, Nutrition & Features Editor

Wendy Ruopp

Wendy Ruopp, Managing Editor

Carolyn Malcoun, Senior Food Editor

Lucy M. Casale, Associate Editor

Julia Westbrook, Associate Nutrition Editor

Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D., Test Kitchen Manager

Julia Clancy

Julia Clancy, Recipe Developer & Tester

Jim Van Fleteren, Creative Director

Maria Emmighausen, Art Director

Michelle Edelbaum, Digital Director

Riddley Schirm, Social Media Manager

Devon O'Brien, Digital Food Editor

Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D., Digital Nutrition & News Editor

Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D., C.D., Digital Meal Plan Editor

Penelope Wall

Penelope Wall, Senior Digital Editor