Wendy Hector

Oakland, CA
CSU Northridge, Bath Spa University
Wine, Cocktails, Cooking & Dining
  • Wendy has worked in many facets of the food and beverage industry for over a decade, including as sommelier, cocktail creator, and restaurant critic.
  • She holds the Diploma in Wines from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a certified specialist in Italian wines and Sherry.
  • Her writing has appeared in online and print publications throughout the Bay Area including the San Francisco Examiner, Eater SF, and SF Weekly.


Wendy is a freelance writer focused on the world of food and beverage. Based in California, she has covered the Bay Area dining scene for platforms including Eater SF and the San Francisco Examiner. A lover of all things potable, she holds the WSET Diploma in Wines and spent years as a bar manager creating custom cocktails. She's an avid home cook, an unabashed lover of garlic, and spends her leisure time gaming, hanging out with her cat, traveling, and writing fantasy fiction.


Wendy earned both a BA and MA in creative writing, focusing on literary fiction. After years of working in restaurants, she decided to blend these two interests and pursue a career in food writing.
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