Betsy Parks

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Location
Boston, Massachusetts
School
Emerson College, Castleton University, New England Culinary Institute
Expertise
Food & Cooking, Hospitality, Drinks, Restaurants
  • Betsy is a food and beverage writer, editor, and content marketing strategist.
  • She has written and edited projects for Boston Chefs, Brew Your Own magazine, WineMaker magazine, The Cape Cod Times, The Rutland Herald, and Stratton magazine.
  • In addition to writing for online and print magazines, she has edited multiple trade paperback books for Quarto Publishing, including "The Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing," "The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes," and "The Ultimate Guide to Homebrewing."

Experience

Betsy has worked in the food and restaurant industry for more than 20 years, and has been writing about food and drinks for almost as long. She started out as a teenage dishwasher, which led to culinary school, and then degrees in journalism and publishing. She started out writing as a stringer for The Rutland Herald in southern Vermont, and quickly moved on to writing feature stories for Stratton magazine before going to work full time for Battenkill Communications — the publishers of Brew Your Own and WineMaker magazines, which are for hobby beer and winemakers. She started writing regularly for Boston Chefs in the spring of 2022, and joined the team at The Daily Meal in late 2022.

Education

Betsy has an associate's degree from The New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, a bachelor's degree in journalism from Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont, and a master's degree in writing and publishing from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
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