K.C. Sherred

Writer, Photographer, Food+Drink Nerd

Tacoma | PNW | USA

K.C. Sherred

good food. good drink. good people.
food reporter + home cook + bartender


TNT Diner

The landing page to the food and dining column I manage at The Tacoma News Tribune.
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Why 'ghost' restaurants are changing the delivery game

To meet customers where they are, restaurants have been all but forced to embrace online ordering for pickup and delivery. While major brands including Chipotle, Panera and Roti have added second lines to accommodate the influx of carryout orders, other brands and third-party platforms have turned to an entirely new model: the virtual restaurant.
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Chicago Leads the Way to a Good Food Future

When Leslie Fowler asked America’s largest chicken producers to increase their supply of antibiotic-free poultry, they gave her “the Heisman hand” and turned down the chief nutrition and facilities officer for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). That was the fall of 2016. By the start of the 2017 school year, all chicken served in each of Chicago’s 646 public schools was antibiotic-free. This victory convinced CPS that signing on to the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) was not only a tenable option, but was also a vital pathway to better food.
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Filipino Kitchen Sheds Light on Misunderstood Cuisine

Since Filipino Kitchen’s inception last year, and before their first full-blown Kultura Festival at the Logan Square Emporium in October, the most commonly asked question from outsiders remains the same: what is Filipino food?
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12 Delicious Desserts Inspired By Savory Dishes in Chicago

Those who consider their sweet tooth a blessing may often say, "Sure, I guess I can look at the dessert menu." Alas, many desserts can be over-the-top sweet, or perhaps too traditional, making many diners abstain. But a few chefs and restaurants get sweets from an ulterior perspective, yanking savory dishes from the main event, twisting them through dreams of whirly pastry tubes, and plopping them onto the dessert list like a taco gone Animorphs.
Eater Chicago Link to Story


K.C. Sherred

A proud Pittsburgh native, I never hesitate to tout Steel City as one of America's greatest and most underrated. It was there, among hot dogs and a chilly craft beer cave, that I fell for the wonders of a good beer shared with good food and good people. Now I am an avid cook and a spirits nerd who finally, after years of persuasion, convinced her dad to keep the vermouth in the fridge.

Many moons ago (2009), I graduated from Boston University's College of Communication with a B.S. in Photojournalism and a minor in French. In 2018, I earned my master's at the Medill School of Journalism in Chicago, where I lived for nearly a decade.

Still loving words almost as much as hockey, beer, crafts, and sarcasm, I am a writer at heart. I focus my work on restaurants and bars and the people who make them. I also relish the chance to report on food policy, nutrition, labor and the environment.

Currently, I am engulfed in the F&B scene of beautiful Tacoma, Washington, as a full-time food reporter for The News Tribune.

For stories from the PNW, message me: I'm hungry and available.




  • biking
  • journalism
  • photojournalism
  • cooking
  • baking
  • magazine journalism
  • data analysis
  • photography
  • adobe creative suite
  • event planning
  • public speaking
  • spirits education
  • narrative writing
  • research
  • public relations
  • photojournalism
  • bartending
  • editing
  • proofreading
  • marketing on a budget
  • relationship building
  • frisbee