Our Team

 
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Catherine smart

Catherine is a trained chef, award-winning food writer, and media personality.  In 2008, while completing Boston University’s Master’s in Gastronomy program she launched The Pocket Garden, a Boston-based personal chef business to help clients eat better at home.  Over the past decade, while growing The Pocket Garden, Catherine has worked as a freelance journalist and food stylist, editor, recipe developer, and culinary instructor. Catherine is also a cast member of the Emmy-winning public television show Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street, and a contributor to Milk Street Radio, which airs weekly on NPR. She lives in Somerville, with her husband and son.

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Jacqueline Grady smith

Jacqueline has over a decade of experience at the nexus of food and nutrition and operations management. A lifelong home cook, she has run for multi-million dollar initiatives in the public, academic, and private sectors. While she specializes in strategy and operations, Jacqueline is also a culinary instructor and writes about food policy and history. She lives in East Boston with her husband and daughter.