Catherine Tillman Whalen

Catherine Tillman Whalen
Title: Home and Lifestyle Writer
Education: Tulane University, Le Cordon Bleu
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, and New Orleans, Louisiana
Expertise: Interiors, Food, Recipe Testing, Recipe Development

Catherine Tillman Whalen is a lifestyle and food journalist with more than twenty years experience in writing, editing, and producing stories for magazines. She holds a Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu, and her expertise also includes recipe testing and development. 

Highlights

  • Seven years on the editorial staff of Saveur magazine, including a position heading up the Kitchen Design section
  • Freelance contributions to Southern Living, Saveur, Country Living, Organic Style, Budget Living, and Garden Design 
  • Recipe development for Budget Living magazine and Saveur
  • Grand Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu

Experience

Catherine Tillman Whalen is a food, interiors, and lifestyle writer and editor with more than twenty years of experience working for magazines. Straight out of Le Cordon Bleu, she joined the editorial staff of Saveur, where she eventually took over the kitchen design section. As a freelance writer, she's contributed articles to Southern Living, Saveur, Country Living, Organic Style, Budget Living, and Garden Design. Catherine also has expertise in recipe development.

Education

Newcomb College, Tulane University - B.A. in Mass Communication

A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University - MBA in Marketing (accepted to 5-year MBA program, a combination of liberal arts undergraduate degree and the masters in business)

Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and London - Le Grand Diplôme

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