Kathryn Hutchison

Kathryn Hutchison is the writer and photographer behind The Austin Gastronomist. She started the blog in 2003 as a way to keep up with friends and family after moving to Austin. In 2009, the focus of the blog shifted to home cooking, local farms and artisan foods, culinary events, and the Austin food community.  The Austin Gastronomist has been featured on TasteSpotting, Foodpress.com and the Food News Journal’s “Best of Blogs.”

Since 2011, Kathryn has led the team of bloggers behind the “Austin Bakes” bake sales, which has raised over $25,000 for natural disaster relief. Kathryn is also the President of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance, a network of 150+ food bloggers in Central Texas. A 501(c)7 nonprofit, the group undertakes regular philanthropic, educational, and social programming in support of Austin bloggers and the food community. Their first cookbook was published in 2013 by The History Press, and includes Kathryn’s recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts. The group hosted its first conference, The Byte of Texas, in September 2014.

An advocate for sustainable, organic food, Kathryn has worked with numerous clients to help increase demand and infrastructure for local food in Central Texas. She recently left a full-time marketing position at Greenling to focus on building her photography and digital strategy portfolios. Kathryn will be available for freelance work starting in October, 2014.

See that pretty picture up there? Nathan Russell took it.


Kathryn Hutchison
AustinGastronomist at gmail dot com

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