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MacKenzie is an ex-brooklynite currently living in Florida with a masters degree from Columbia University. She is the creator of GrilledCheeseSocial.com and functions as the executive chef at Black Dolphin Inn which has recently been rated the #2 bnb in the USA by Trivago. MacKenzie is also a Food Network Facebook Live Host, the sandwich expert for The Spruce Eats, and has worked as a spokesperson and culinary influencer for many national food brands.


She and her boyfriend, Jeremy Johnston, a professional surfer, have a food & travel web series with Visit Florida called Florida Foodie Road Trip. MacKenzie works in many aspects of the food industry outside of the kitchen including videography, food styling + photography, social media content creation, recipe development + writing, catering, branding and media consultation.

Her work has appeared on Coastal Living, Martha Stewart, Real Simple Magazine, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Eater, Huffington Post, Style Me Pretty, Refinery 29, The FeedFeed, Spoon University, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Food Network and more. She was also recently named one of Refinery29’s Top 10 NYC Food Instagrams to Follow and was one of Thrillist’s 24 NYC Instagrams You Need To Follow Right Now.

MacKenzie Smith Grilled Cheese Sandwich Expert

Her food styling clients include: Jimmy Fallon (for People Magazine), Giselle Bundchen (table-top book), Samsung, Wisconsin Cheese, ACME Brooklyn, AOL Lifestyle Network, Tervis Tumbler, Farm Rich Snacks, Cobblestone Bread, A&B American Style Condiments, and Saveur Magazine.

Her catering clients include Birchbox, Refinery 29, Benefit Cosmetics, USA Today, Sony Music, Megahn Trainor, Kyle Chandler and more.

She’s also done live cooking demos on The Couch (CBS), at the International Association of Culinary Professions, The Basque Culinary Center, and Blue Moon’s 20 Year Anniversary Party in Orlando, FL. She’s done grilled cheese pop-ups in New York, California, Wisconsin, Florida, Spain and Germany.

She was a formerly an editorial assistant for Saveur Magazine, the website director and cheesemonger for Depanneur Brooklyn and has also managed social media clients such as SW Basics, AHeirloom, Depanneur Brooklyn, Brooklyn Slate, and Simple Squares.

CONTACT: grilledcheesesocial@gmail.com

You can follow MacKenzie Instagram HERE: @grilledcheesesocial

You can follow her on Twitter HERE: @gcsocial

Media kit available upon request.

Photo: A different Mackenzie Smith (not me!)


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