About The Accidental Chef

The Accidental Chef

The Accidental Chef is the personal food blog of Anna Papoutsakis. The blog is named after Anna’s autobiographical food memoir and masters thesis of the same title. The Accidental Chef is divided into three main categories, “Chef’s Journal,” “What the???,” and “What’s Cooking,” all of which can be further explored by clicking on the tabs above.


About Anna

A self-proclaimed “Sister of the Service Industry,” Anna Papoutsakis is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University (AS Hotel-Restaurant Management, AAS Culinary Arts, BS Food Service Management) and William Paterson University of New Jersey (MA English). Her first love is food, which has been demonstrated by her many years spent working front and back of house positions in restaurants, bars, and catering facilities. Anna is also freelance writer based in New York/Northern New Jersey. She was a ghost writer for Disney’s former newsletter Ideal Bite from its humble beginnings in 2005 through late 2008, a food stylist for the Food Network in 2007, was an Editorial and Reasearch Assistant for Saveur magazine, the Events Editor for The Food Section, and the Owner and Editor of Party Remedies. Like many starving artists, Anna spent nearly 8 years working for Starbucks Coffee Company. Currently, she is an Associate Store Team Leader for Whole Foods Market, reigniting her passion for good food and inspiring new recipes.

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