- Over 10 years food media experience, including branding, marketing, and operations.
- Over 5 years as a travel entrepreneur, curating global culinary experiences and events.
- Currently a food content creator, developing, styling, photographing, and writing recipes and shooting videos for publications, brands, and her social media audience.
Kalisa Marie Martin is a classically trained chef, content creator, and travel entrepreneur of Jamaican heritage. She’s spent her whole life studying, creating, marketing, curating, and happily consuming food.
Kalisa built an extensive career in food media and, after serving as Brand Director for Tasting Table, she left New York City and moved to Jamaica to launch a travel company, called The Runaway Experience. The first outpost, The Runaway Jamaica B&B, was the first successfully crowdfunded bed & breakfast in the world. There, Kalisa served as executive chef, using the freshest ingredients to create hyperlocal dishes with a progressive take on classic Jamaican flavors. The Runaway quickly became a go-to destination and expanded to host guests in Cuba, Bali, Morocco, and the US.
Now, after meeting, hosting, and partnering with hundreds of amazing people as she ate her way around the globe, Kalisa is sharing her unique perspective on food with the world. Her YouTube channel, Kalisa Marie Eats, features countless recipes inspired by her travels, plus quirky videos, in depth tutorials, and of course, lots of drool-worthy eats. Kalisa has also been gluten-free for over 15 years and loves the challenge of recreating whatever she might be craving.
Kalisa has been writing for Simply Recipes since January 2020 and has been featured in SELF, Forbes, Good Morning America, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Tastemade, Eater and more.
Favorite meal to cook for yourself: "My favorite meal to cook for myself is breakfast! I can eat breakfast any time of day and eggs are always a must."
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