Carolyn Jung is a James Beard Award-winning food writer with years of experience in traditional and digital media. Her first cookbook, "San Francisco Chef's Table'' (Lyons Press) debuted in December 2013. She was a staff writer at some of the top newspapers in the country, including the San Jose Mercury News. Now, she freelances locally, nationally and internationally for such publications as the San Francisco Chronicle, Food Arts magazine, Wine Spectator magazine, Via magazine, Edible Silicon Valley, Every Day with Rachael Ray and Sweden's Scanorama magazine. She is also the creator of the award-winning blog, FoodGal.com. She has judged a bevy of cooking contests, including the biggie of them all, the Pillsbury Bake-Off. She has hosted cooking demos at Macy's Union Square San Francisco and been a moderator for the Ahwahnee Hotel's "Chefs' Holidays'' event. Additionally, she is a social media consultant for local food companies.