Chelsea Starr Callahan
Food and travel photographer and writer and Good Food advocate based in Chicago, IL.
I was fortunate enough to grow up in a household that valued Good Food, which allowed me to develop a passion for sharing that Good Food with others at a young age. After graduating from Northwestern University with a BA in Psychology, I spent the summer helping develop Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School Program and educating kids in their youth garden. That summer I received just as much of an education as my students and knew I would always work to spread the Good Food love and grow the movement.
In the past five years I've lived, learned, and worked around the world, expanding my food knowledge along the way. I served as an AmeriCorps at City Harvest in NYC in their nutrition education department, worked on farms in South America, managed the front of house at a bakery in DC, and assisted in event planning, operations and marketing at a variety of food focused non-profits, incubators, and urban farms.
In 2015 I graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy (aka the Slow Food University) with a Master’s in Food Culture and Communications: Human Ecology and Sustainability. It was this experience that opened my eyes to the wonderful world of food and travel photography, and I haven't put down my camera since.
In 2016 I moved back to my hometown of Chicago and joined FamilyFarmed, a non-profit committed to expanding the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, as the Program Coordinator.
In my spare time, you can find me running around the city, wandering farmer’s markets, cooking up curious concoctions with the best seasonal and local produce, and photographing/writing about farms, farmers and producers, food and animals (mostly goats).
Master in Food Culture and Communications
– • Bra, Italy
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
– • Evanston, IL
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Holistic Health Coach