About Us

Who We Are

Home cooks are our heroes—it's as simple as that. Allrecipes is a community built by and for kitchen experts: The cooks who will dedicate the weekend to a perfect beef bourguignon but love the simplicity of a slow-cooker rendition, too. The bakers who labor over a showstopping 9-layer cake but will just as happily doctor boxed brownies for a decadent weeknight dessert. The entertainers who just want a solid snack spread, without tons of dirty dishes at the end of the night.

Most importantly, Allrecipes connects home cooks with their greatest sources of inspiration — other home cooks. We're the world's leading digital food brand, and that inspires us to do everything possible to keep our community connected. Sixty-million home cooks deserve no less.

Our History

Founded in 1997 as CookieRecipe.com, Allrecipes changed the food world by providing the tools to share recipes and cooking tips, while celebrating the expertise of home cooks online. Since then, Allrecipes has become the world's largest community-driven food brand, providing trusted resources to more than 60 million home cooks each month. 

Every day, cooks from around the world publish recipes and inspire one another through recipe photos, ratings, reviews, and videos. The combination of the Allrecipes community with our team of editorial and kitchen professionals provides authority found nowhere else on the internet and has turned the brand into an indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels.

You can connect with us and our 11M followers on social media, too. On TikTok, learn how you should store avocados or find out if air fryer coconut shrimp lives up to the hype. On Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, browse easy weeknight meals and scour reviews of the world's best air fryers. Find photo-worthy dinner inspiration on Instagram. And on YouTube, cook along with Chef John, who serves up creative, new recipes weekly — alongside a few good laughs thanks to his well-timed puns. 

If you own an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device, you'll find our recipes easily discoverable via Voice search. Apple and Android users can access their favorite recipes and find dinner inspo via our Easy Recipe Ideas app.

Above all, we are:

  • Friendly We love trading ideas and hanging out with fellow home cooks. 
  • Supportive Struggling with dinner inspo? We’re here to help!
  • Creative Cooking is an art. We like to experiment and express ourselves.
  • Approachable We don't judge—all cooking levels and recipes are welcome. 
  • Down-to-Earth We love good food, period. It doesn’t need to be fussy to be great.
  • Fun Like you, we enjoy friends, family, cooking, and having a good laugh.

Allrecipes Magazine

The food industry's first large-scale digital-to-print brand extension, Allrecipes magazine launched in 2013. Now published six times a year, it reaches an audience of nearly 9 million. The magazine serves up a seasonal slice of recipes and real-cook wisdom from Allrecipes.com — along with the best of what's new from the greater food and cooking community (emerging trends, entertaining ideas, new products, and more). We aim for a mix of approachable inspiration and down-to-earth service in every issue.

A majority of the recipes in Allrecipes magazine start with creations shared by home cooks on Allrecipes.com. All are tested, tasted, refined, edited, and professionally photographed before they appear in the magazine. Our editors and contributors also research and write about entertaining, diverse cuisines, Allrecipes Allstars and other fascinating cooks, kitchen decor and organization, cooking gadgets and gear, culinary travel, health, special diets, nutrition, parenting, and pets. We incorporate the best advice from editors, testers, and the cooking community to make good recipes better, great recipes easier, and every day a little more delicious. Sign up for a subscription now.

The Allrecipes Community

The heart of Allrecipes is our community of home cooks who share their beloved family recipes, create new recipes, and photograph, rate, and review each other's recipes. Each week, more than 15 million registered members add more than 2,000 recipe ratings, 800 new recipe photos, and almost 200 new recipes to the site. And every minute of every day, 27 people are saving recipes they love or want to try later.

Community Guidelines

We moderate every review and photograph added to a recipe. When leaving reviews, we ask that you remember that a fellow Allrecipes community member has shared their recipe with you. Constructive feedback is always welcome, but rude, mean, disrespectful, or spammy comments are not welcome and will not be approved.

The Allrecipes Allstars

Social media influencers, registered dietitians, grillmasters, and more seasoned home cooks make up our enthusiastic squad of 100+ brand ambassadors. This diverse, food-loving crew spans the U.S. geographically and represents many different cultures, ethnicities, and family makeups. Since 2011, the Allstars have created tens of thousands of original recipes, photos, and reviews plus shared their cooking expertise via flat and video content on our website, social media, plus more marketing channels.

Sound like fun? Apply to join the Allrecipes Allstar team. We're always recruiting.

Recipe Approval and Testing

Kitchen-Approved Recipes

When Allrecipes’ readers add a recipe to the site, they may choose to save it as private, only share it on their profile page, or submit it for Kitchen Approved consideration. Recipes submitted to be Kitchen Approved are evaluated by our team of recipe editors, who ensure the originality and reliability of each recipe, and edit for Allrecipes style. Each recipe undergoes a series of reviews for: 

  • Duplication: Editors verify that the recipe doesn't duplicate another that has already been published. 
  • Completion: The ingredient list is evaluated to be sure it is complete, that measurements are correct, and that ingredients are properly ordered and grouped according to their use. 
  • Accuracy: Serving sizes and yields are checked for accuracy and to be sure that recipes reflect USDA dietary recommendations. 
  • Replication: Recipes are reviewed and edited to ensure they are replicable when following the instructions. Editors assess the techniques, equipment, and appliances used in the recipes, and  explain any intermediate or advanced techniques with simple language and visuals. 
  • Health claims: Editors evaluate the use of any health or nutrition claims — such as healthy, low-carb, low-fat, or paleo — based on guidelines from the dieticians at our sister brand, Eating Well

Once recipes are evaluated and edited, they are not only reliable but also compatible with our nutrition analysis, scaling, shopping list, and other recipe tools. Only the best recipes achieve Kitchen Approved status and get published and promoted.  

After publication, the Allrecipes audience can add their own photos, ratings, and reviews to recipes. In the reviews, they share tips for making recipes even better and adjusting them to personal tastes or diets.

Allrecipes Magazine Recipe Testing

Recipes selected for publication in Allrecipes magazine get further scrutiny and testing.. Magazine recipes are tested one to four times in our test kitchens in Des Moines, Iowa, and Birmingham, Alabama. 

Trained test kitchen professionals prepare every recipe and then taste and evaluate it with recipe and story editors, confirming and clarifying all key components (including ingredient types and amounts, cooking procedures and times and temperatures, yields), and incorporating changes as needed to improve flavor, ease, and visual appeal. 

For recipes that have a long trail of user commentary, editors and testers also evaluate and incorporate suggestions from the community. Fully tested and edited recipes are then prepared by a food stylist for professional photography and reviewed again by a registered dietitian for nutrition and health-related tags used in the magazine (Healthy Pick, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free).

Product Reviews

Our product reviews are independent and based on research and product testing — if you visit links within our content, we may receive commissions from your purchases, but we never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations. Learn more about our review process.

Diversity and Inclusion

Allrecipes is and always has been a community built around love. We are people who love food, love to cook, and love to share recipes and stories. There is no room for hate, racism, or inequality in our community. The 60 million cooks who make up the Allrecipes audience are extraordinarily diverse. We strive to celebrate the home cooks who bring Allrecipes to life, featuring them on the website and in the pages of Allrecipes magazine. 

We are committed to the goal of having contributors, featured cooks, featured recipes, and stories reflect the diversity of the Allrecipes community in our digital properties and in the magazine—and know that we still have much work to do. 

We are working to highlight more of the stories and traditions of our diverse audience. In 2022, we are reviewing and editing content representing 20 percent of our traffic, with the goal of removing any bias in language and instances of cultural appropriation, including language around race, gender, sexual orientation, and glamorized colonialism. 

We are also focused on recruiting more diverse voices and diverse contributors to our staff, our freelance pool, and our Allrecipes Allstars brand ambassador program. And we are working to ensure that our video and voice programming features the same diversity as our audience.  

We are dedicated to working with recipe developers, food writers, editors, food stylists, photographers, videographers, podcasters, illustrators, and models who reflect the strength and diversity of our community.

Editorial Guidelines

At Allrecipes, we take great pride in the quality of our content. Our writers, photographers, and editors create original, accurate, and engaging content that reflects the interests and concerns of home cooks, and our recipe editors verify all user submissions before publication. 

Original illustrations, graphics, images, and videos are created by internal teams who collaborate with experts in their fields to produce assets that represent diverse voices, perspectives, and contexts. Photos and videos are not edited in any way that may cause them to be false or misleading.

We correct any factual errors in a transparent manner and strive to make it easy for our readers to bring errors to our attention.

Read our full integrity promise including our policies on accuracy and corrections, fact checking independence and impartiality, and originality here.

At Allrecipes, we aspire to provide the highest quality content produced by humans, for humans. It is against our guidelines to publish automatically generated content using AI (artificial intelligence) writing tools such as ChatGPT.

Meet the Leadership Team

Molly Fergus

SVP & General Manager, Allrecipes

Molly Fergus
  • Molly has been in the digital media lifestyle space since 2010; she joined Dotdash in 2013, where she has managed and launched a broad portfolio of brands, including TripSavvy, Treehugger, and ThoughtCo.
  • Before she joined Dotdash in 2013, Molly was an associate digital editor for Conde Nast Traveler, where she helped launch the magazine's website. She has contributed to a variety of media and nonprofit organizations, including CNN, Women's Wear Daily, Self, and the United Nations Development Programme.
  • Molly has always been passionate about food and eating — so much so that she spent her first year out of college driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile around the country.

Ashley Kappel

Senior Editorial Director, Allrecipes and MyRecipes.com

Ashley Kappel
  • Ashley entered the digital food space in 2007 at launch with MyRecipes.com. In 2014, she moved into operations for Allrecipes, and now manages day-to-day operations on both brands.
  • Before falling in love with food media, she worked at Southern Living in the Travel department where she puttered around the southeast eating at barbecue joints, visiting local festivals, and assisting in creating an exhaustive cabin guide of the Smoky Mountains.
  • Ashley hasn't bought into the air fryer hype but plans to be buried with her beloved stand mixer.

Ariel Knutson

Editorial Director, News & Features for Allrecipes, Simply Recipes, and The Spruce Eats

Ariel Knutson
  • Before joining Dotdash Meredith in 2021, Arie spent eight years working at Kitchn where she launched and led their news and features program.
  • In addition to editing, Arie has worked as a freelance writer, recipe developer, social media editor, and was once the maître d' at a three-star Michelin restaurant in New York. She’s also a graduate of the culinary techniques program at the International Culinary Center.
  • As an editor, Arie is passionate about the food and cooking stories that center people, place, and culture. She’s currently working on perfecting her cardamom bun recipe, and will never say no to a scoop of ice cream.

Diana Moutsopoulos

Editorial Director, Recipes and Evergreen

Diana Moutsopoulos
  • An Allrecipes veteran, Diana joined the team in 2008 to help launch Allrecipes UK and Ireland. After leading Allrecipes.co.uk to the #2 recipe and cooking site in the UK, she joined the Allrecipes.com digital team in 2020.
  • Diana grew up in her parent’s restaurants surrounded by food, but it was only after graduating with a Master’s in political science that she pivoted to a career in food media. She went on to earn a post-graduate degree in gastronomy at the University of Champagne-Ardenne in conjunction with Le Cordon Bleu Paris.
  • There’s no food Diana won’t try at least once — from silk worms in Vietnam to tête de veau in France, she’s tried her fair share of local delicacies.
  • Diana is a Greek cuisine aficionado, running the Instagram account @greek_recipes with more than 15,000 followers and having launched the world’s first International Feta Day in 2020.

Liza Schattenkerk

Editorial Director of Community

Liza Schattenkerk
  • A self-proclaimed food-and-word nerd, Liza joined Allrecipes in 2022 and oversees our Allstars (Brand Ambassadors), social media channels, and onsite programming. 
  • Liza has an extensive food and editorial background, including 10 years at Food.com, where she launched their social-first video strategy and helped drive exponential traffic growth.
  • Growing up in her dad’s kitchen, Liza learned at a young age that food and cooking can and should be a celebratory act even when it’s a simple meal on an otherwise mundane Tuesday night. Nothing gives her more joy than helping teach busy people how to get dinner on the table.

Eric Handelsman

Food Group SVP & General Manager

Eric Handelsman
  • Before joining Dotdash in 2013, Eric spent 10 years working in lifestyle media at Condé Nast, where he led operations and finance for various brands including Epicurious, Gourmet, and Brides.com.
  • Prior to Conde Nast, he worked in the business department at the New York Press, as well as in commercial and TV production.
  • Eric is an avid home cook and lover of all things food-related. Although not professionally trained as a chef, he has taken dozens of recreational cooking classes.

Our Editorial Teams:

Allrecipes Magazine Editorial Team:

Deputy Editor Carrie Boyd

Senior Food & Features Editor Cheryl Slocum

Food Editor Caitlyn Diimig, RD

Associate Art Director Laura Engel

Assistant Editor Natalie Mechem

Contributing Recipe Editor Annie Peterson

Contributing Copy Editors and Fact Checkers Diane Penningroth, Terri Fredrickson, Cynthia Connolly

Contributing Designers Shelley Caldwell, Brianna Greene

Test Kitchen Lynn Blanchard; Sarah Brekke; Linda Brewer, RD; Olivia Dansky; Julia Levy; Juliana Hale; Emily Nienhaus; Karen Rankin

Allrecipes Digital Editorial Staff

SVP & General Manager Molly Fergus

Senior Editorial Director: Ashley Kappel

Editorial Directors Liza Schattenkerk, Ariel Knutson, Diana Moutsopoulos

Senior Editors Darcy Lenz, Devon O'Brien

Senior Content Producer, Recipes Barbara Sauermann

Editor, Courtney Kassel

Visuals Editor Lindsey Hayes

Associate Editors Annie Campbell, Rai Mincey

Staff Writer, SEO Corey Williams

Assistant Editor Bailey Fink

Community Manager Ansley Emmet

Senior Social Media Editor Brittany Irvine

Social Media Content Production Jennifer Wentworth  

Senior Manager, Content Marketing Frances Crouter

Allrecipes Digital Product & Design

Director, Product Alison Mango

Senior Product Manager Sarah Ruthven

VP Design - Food Ryan Schroeder

Senior Digital Creative Director - Food Jesse Blanner

Director UX Design - Food Tiffany Jessup

Allrecipes Food Studios

VP Allison Lowery

Executive Producer Michael Grady

Supervising Producer of Food Video Rebecca Guthrie

On-Camera Talent & Senior Producer Nicole McLaughlin

GM, Food Wishes John Mitzewich

Leadership/Ownership Structure and Funding

Allrecipes is part of the Dotdash Meredith family of brands committed to creating accurate, helpful news and information that represents and serves all people. Founded in 1996, Dotdash is an operating business of IAC.

Learn more about the team behind Dotdash Meredith.

About Dotdash Meredith

Dotdash Meredith, an operating business of IAC,  is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith's over 50 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, Southern Living, and more.

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