Brandon Rich

The University Of Maryland
Home Cooking, Gardening, Restaurants
  • Brandon is a feature writer for Mashed and Tasting Table.
  • He has covered international travel for media outlets like Skyscanner and has written about food for hyper-local blogs River Beats NOLA and Wide Open Eats.
  • Brandon has worked at both growing and serving food for over two decades.


Brandon's experience in food began on a commercial farm at age 11 and carried into the management of a farm-to-table grocery startup 10 years later. His former experience as a garden grunt, online grocer, and eventual restaurant server helped develop his expertise as a poly-culture organic farmer and writer. His work has taken him to restaurants and farms from Annapolis to New Orleans and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Brandon's less than formal education includes a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland. However, his education in the food industry was self-taught and mentored by varying chefs and restauranteurs across the U.S.
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