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About Chowhound Meet the TeamCarleigh Connelly

Carleigh Connelly

  • Director
  • New York
  • Member since January 2014

A proud Chicagoan who prefers a chardog with neon relish over a steamed hot dog any day, Carleigh is now based in New York City. Before joining the Chowhound team back in 2014, she was the Director of Content for Chef Michael Mina’s digital group -- managing their test kitchen, editorial team, and producing daily cooking videos. After spending time in San Francisco as a restaurant consultant, followed by a stint as a Cheesemonger for Cowgirl Creamery -- Carleigh was the Executive Editor of an industry food magazine that focused on culinary trends; worked with Chicago Magazine's dining editor, and spent time as a food buyer for Williams-Sonoma’s corporate team. She’s trying her best to get into cocktails, but in the meantime, she’s happy drinking beer from Bell’s Brewery, eating fried chicken at least once a week, and using Chile Crunch to solve any cooking fails.