JENNIE SCHACHT is a culinary writer and consultant based in Oakland, California. She is the author of i scream SANDWICH! and Farmers’ Market Desserts, and co-author of The Wine Lover’s Dessert Cookbook, Without Reservations, Sweet & Skinny, the forthcoming Southern Italian Desserts, and other works. In addition to writing her own books, Jennie specializes in bringing the voices and culinary perspectives of chefs and pastry chefs to the written page. She also works with authors to generate and hone their own book concepts, and to develop and strengthen their proposals.
Jennie is founder and principal of Schacht & Associates, consulting to public and nonprofit organizations, including many related to hunger relief and food justice. To date, S&A has written grant proposals resulting in more than $135 million in funding to health and human services organizations. S&A’s Proposal Check-Up service reviews and strengthens proposals written by organizations themselves or by other consultants to improve their chances of funding.
Jennie holds a Certificate in Food and Beverage Management from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley. She served as 2006 President of the San Francisco Professional Food Society.
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