- Award-winning author of four cookbooks
- Founder of a food-focused independent publishing company
- Speaker on recipe development and self-publishing
Kathy Strahs is the award-winning author of The Lemonade Stand Cookbook, The 8x8 Cookbook, The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook, and The Best of the Best Panini Press Cookbook, and the voice behind the blogs PaniniHappy.com, CookingOntheSide.com, and SunnyDaysGoodFood.com. A former marketer with an MBA from Stanford, Kathy founded Burnt Cheese Press, a food-focused independent publishing company, in 2015. Its first release, The 8x8 Cookbook, received the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Gold Award for Best First Book-Nonfiction. Its second release, The Lemonade Stand Cookbook, earned the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Gold Award in the Young Reader: Nonfiction category.
Kathy has spoken at the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), Publishing University, BlogHer, Watermark and TechMunch conferences, and has judged numerous cooking competitions. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and a past board member of the Independent Book Publishers Association. She lives with her husband and their two children in the Silicon Valley.
Kathy received a Bachelor of Arts and MBA from Stanford University.
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