Kate Kordsmeier

Kate Kordsmeier is a former food and travel writer who has contributed to over 125 publications. In addition to Travel + Leisure, her work has been published in USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Wine Enthusiast, Self, Women’s Health, and The Washington Post, among others. She is the author of the cookbook “Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach” and has developed recipes for Cooking Light, Fitness, and Shape magazines. Alongside, she has hosted food and travel videos for CNN, Where Traveler, and Explore Georgia. In October 2015, after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism, Kate created Root + Revel, a holistic wellness blog with a focus on true mind-body-soul wellbeing. After selling the business in 2021, she’s now focusing on being a business coach and creative entrepreneur. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, two kids, and three fur babies.

• 10+ years of experience as a full-time, freelance journalist for over 125 magazines
• Author of the cookbook “Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach”
• Creator of the digital course The Six-Figure Blog Academy and host of the podcast Success with Soul
• Received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia

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