Laura Denby

Laura Denby

Laura Denby



Parenting, Food, Storage and organization


The Pennsylvania State University, The Institute of Culinary Education, The Wine & Spirits Educational Trust



Laura Denby is a freelance commerce writer who covers everything from home and kitchen to parenting and cleaning products. She regularly tests and reviews all types of gadgets with the aim of helping her audience become more conscientious consumers. 

Laura has worked as a professional chef in restaurants, catering kitchens, and test kitchens for the past six years while contributing to leading food publications along the way. With a diploma in Culinary Arts from the Institute of Culinary Education and a degree in Journalism from Penn State, Laura relies on her culinary expertise to create thorough product recommendations for publications like Food & Wine, Forbes,, and Better Homes & Gardens. From nonstick pans to hand mixers, Laura has tested hundreds of pieces of kitchen equipment.

She also regularly utilizes her level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) by attending trade tasting events and seminars and has worked in vineyards both on Long Island and the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France. Previously, she served as a culinary moderator for Food Network Kitchen's live cooking platform, where she was responsible for responding to culinary questions during live cooking shows in real time.

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