Publisher, cookbook author, and blogger

Kathy Strahs founded Burnt Cheese Press, a food-focused independent publishing
company, in 2015. A former marketer with a Stanford MBA, Kathy entered the food
world first as a blogger (Panini Happy, Cooking On the Side and Sunny Days Good
Food) and later as a cookbook author ("The 8x8 Cookbook" and "The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook"). "The 8x8 Cookbook," Kathy’s first book published under Burnt Cheese Press, received the Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Nonfiction from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) in 2015.

Kathy is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), Les Dames d’Escoffier, San Francisco Professional Food Society, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), and Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA). Kathy, her husband Michael, and their two children live in the Silicon Valley.

See Kathy at Cookbook Publishing With or Without Huge Numbers in The Art & Science of Food Blogging track on October 7, 2016 from 1:30pm - 2:45pm.