Ryan McPhee

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New York, New York
Boston University
Spices, Flexitarianism, Food Sociology
  • Ryan was one of the first contestants — and only amateur cook — to compete on "Money Hungry," Food Network's palate-testing series.
  • Through his travels, Ryan has learned from chefs from across five continents. This has led to preparing tagine in Morocco's Atlas mountains, harvesting coffee in the Guatemalan highlands, and, strangely enough, making risotto with Andy Reid in Venice.
  • While working as a reporter on Broadway, Ryan found ways to let his love for cooking take center stage, including baking pies with stars from "Waitress" and developing recipes inspired by the musical "Beetlejuice."


Ryan is a New York City-based writer and editor who cut his teeth on the theatre beat. During the 2020 Broadway shutdown, he began to pivot to food editorial, tapping into a passion that began as a college student, when he'd procrastinate by way of binging Food Network. Since then, he's had the chance to compete on said network, played both student and instructor in cooking demos, and developed content for Static Media's multiple food brands. He joined the company officially in 2021 as Senior Lead Recipe Editor.


Ryan received his Bachelor's Degree from Boston University, where he studied advertising and theatre production.
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