Molly Siegler is the Culinary Content Editor at Whole Foods Market, where she puts her knowledge and love of food to work by coordinating the creation of editorial culinary content like recipes for the website, email newsletter campaigns, social media channels and more.
I sat down with Molly last week to see how she’s lovin’ this city and all the things that come along with it.
Mary: Where are you from?
Molly: Winfield, Kansas
Mary: When did you move to Austin?
Molly: January 2013
Mary: What brought you to Austin?
Molly: I was blogging for Food52 and through that I got an offer at Whole Foods.
Mary: What do you do as the Culinary Content Editor at Whole Foods?
Molly: I primarily direct recipe development, do different promotions for recipes, and I edit and publish the Whole Foods Market newsletter. We’re already working on holiday stuff!
Mary: You have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. What made you want to go to culinary school?
Molly: I realized food issues in college and I was interested more about the people and not just the food. I love providing recipes for customers so I’m glad that’s what I get to do.
Mary: What was food life like at home for you?
Molly: We all cooked together and ate together. It’s not like my mom just cooked and we all came home and ate. We all helped and were a part of the process.
Mary: What is your favorite place to eat in Austin?
Mary: What are your favorite things to do in Austin?
Molly: Lady Bird Lake and really anything outdoorsy.
Mary: What suggestions do you have for people who want to get into the editorial aspect of the food industry?
Molly: Read as much as possible. Read tons of blogs and cookbooks. Get familiar with what’s already out there and the writing opportunities that are available. Know your grammer and writing conventions.
Mary: Do you have any pets?
Molly: Yes, I have 4 rescue cats. My goal is to start volunteering regularly with Austin Pets Alive.
What’s not to love about Molly? She’s a chef who gets to share recipes with the world at Whole Foods Market and she loves animals! Molly seems to be adjusting just fine in Austin, Texas with her new job, husband and 4 cats. It seems like this is the perfect place for her since she’s a foodie, has pets and loves the outdoors. Only time will tell all the exciting things that the future holds for Molly as she starts the next chapter in her life.