Staff and Regular Contributors
These are the people who have dedicated many hours of their time to writing, taking photographs for the blog, scouring news feeds, working behind the scenes, and more.
AJ is the owner and Executive Editor of the Disney Food Blog. AJ has been a Disney parks fan since her first trip to Disney World as a wee one. Now she can’t ever decide between Disneyland and Disney World, and luckily lives in Texas, equidistant between her two favorite places. Her focus on Disney food started during a trip while in graduate school, when she was more excited about choosing restaurants than choosing rides. Today, she owns, writes, and edits the Disney Food Blog. You can contact AJ here about contributing or advertising with the blog.
Kimberly LaPaglia is the Disney Food Blog Editor, a position that encompasses just about everything under the sun. She is an inaugural WDW Moms Panelist and served as the Disney Cruise Line specialist during her second term on the panel. As a life-long Disney fan, Kim has ventured to WDW as a honeymooner, mom, and “tour guide” to extended family.
While on Disney vacations, Kim seeks out dining options to please the picky taste buds of her family, including her 14 year old son, Nicolas. Her favorite meals include breakfast at Boma, lunch at Les Chefs de France, and dinner at Yak ‘n Yeti (Mango Pie!). Although she loves the pizza at Wolfgang Puck Express in Downtown Disney, she really wishes that Disney would serve tasty slices of pizza at counter-service locations in the parks.
Kim recently checked off a Disney bucket list item — dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table on New Year’s Eve!
Brooke is a Disney Food Blog writer and reporter…and she’s a culinary genius! Brooke has loved all things Disney for as long as she can remember. She even followed her passion and enjoyed a brief stint as a cast member, where she met her husband, Jeremiah. Especially fond of Epcot and its annual Food & Wine Festival, Brooke also enjoys cooking, reading, and being with Jeremiah and their two small children. She is a frequent daytripper to Walt Disney World, where you can find her often, wondering around, pretending that she’s on vacation in the name of research.
Erin Foster writes the Disney Food for Families column, focusing on topics related to dining with children during your Disney vacation. Erin is a charter member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. She has answered over 7,500 guest questions about every aspect of Walt Disney World, but her favorite questions are those about dining. Her Disney bucket list includes eating at every restaurant at Walt Disney World — and she’s almost there. Assisting her with this tasty project are her husband Jeff and her three teen/tween daughters.
Heather Sievers writes the Dining in Disneyland column for the Disney Food Blog, focusing on all things edible in Disneyland Resort. As a lover of all things Disney (except character clothing, sorry!), a former elementary school teacher (I might go back, someday…), a mom (2 boys), a business owner (timeoutspots.com), and a blogger, she wears many hats and loves them all. She and her husband have had Disneyland annual passes since college and their 2 boys, ages 8 and 11, have been going to Disneyland since birth, making them seasoned pros, too! One of their favorite things to do is head to Disneyland for dinner — yep, just dinner. Well, and maybe one ride plus a Mickey Bar. YUM!
Jessica is a Disney parks enthusiast, fashion follower, amateur photographer, animal lover, and coveter of cupcakes. Also a DVC member! Her expertise with Disney food is critical to the Disney Food Blog, as she drafts many of our restaurant reference pages.
A major Disney fan living in Florida and owner of the popular Global Disney Pinvestigation blog, Cody writes guest reviews, provides up-to-date photographs, and helps behind the scenes for the Disney Food Blog.
John Saccheri (aka Chef Big Fat Panda) wrote the Chef Big Fat Panda DIY Disney column for The Disney Food Blog, which focuses on step-by-step photos and instructions on how to make Disney recipes at home! For him, combining Disney with cooking is nothing short of pure bliss!
Lucky enough to live just a few miles from Disney World, Sarah began contributing food reviews to Disney Food Blog in early 2010. In addition to sending her reviews and photos from special events, new restaurant openings, and tried and true Disney restaurants, Sarah has also contributed generously to our coverage of the Disney Dream cruise ship. (She’s also been nice enough to join me as part of the Mission:Space Orange Team, followed quickly by a visit to the Mexico Margarita kiosk…and how many people can you do THAT with?)