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Food You Love For The Life You Live

Launched by interior designer Maxwell Ryan, The Kitchn is a food site made by a nationally distributed staff of home cooks. We reach a large audience with a personal voice, guiding our readers as they plan, shop, cook, and organize to support busy, fulfilling lives. We provide inspiration for the food our readers want to eat, and resources for them to become the cooks they want to be.

The Kitchn lives across multiple platforms, attracting a monthly global audience of 29MM. We are a member of the Apartment Therapy Media family of sites, along with Apartment Therapy and Cubby. Apartment Therapy Media helps people make their homes happy, healthy, and uniquely their own, by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas, and community.

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The Kitchn was launched in 2005 by interior designer Maxwell Ryan, who is also the founder of The Kitchn’s companion sites, Apartment Therapy and Cubby. Apartment Therapy Media is an independently-owned media company.

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Our Editorial Policies

The Kitchn is created by a nationally distributed staff of passionate, experienced editors who are also home cooks. All of our recipes are developed and expertly cross-tested in home kitchens like yours by our staff and contributors.

The products we recommend are independently selected by our staff members, based on thorough testing or research; we may earn a commission through affiliate partnerships with retailers. Find out more about how we choose and evaluate products.

You can find our current jobs listings on our Careers page and we always welcome pitches and introductions at editorial@thekitchn.com. We also welcome and invite readers to share their kitchen projects. If you have a kitchen renovation project, large or small, we would love to hear from you!

Credit: Maria Bell/Kitchn

Management Team

Maxwell Ryan, CEO & FOUNDER

Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized, AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver. Since then he has grown ApartmentTherapy.com, added TheKitchn.com, our home cooking site, and has authored four books on design. He now lives with his daughter in a lovely apartment in Brooklyn.


Laura Schocker is an editor, writer, and homebody with more than a decade of experience in lifestyle and digital journalism. Before Apartment Therapy Media, she worked as the digital director at Real Simple and the executive healthy living editor at The Huffington Post. Laura is a three-time Webby winner and was chosen as one of Folio’s Top Women in Media. She lives in NYC’s Upper West Side with her husband, daughter, and two plants.

Faith Durand, SVP OF CONTENT

Faith is SVP of Content at Apartment Therapy Media and the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Kitchn. She is also the founding editor of Cubby, our brand for families at home. She is the author of three cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning “The Kitchn Cookbook.” In addition to food, Faith is passionate about renovation and gardening, and she lives with her husband and two school-aged daughters in an old home in Columbus, Ohio.

Lindsay Funston, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Lindsay Funston is a content director with 15 years of experience in digital and print media. Prior to joining The Kitchn as Editor-in-Chief, she was the Executive Editor of Delish, where she spent six years helping build the brand and mastering the art of the cheese pull. She has led social media and content strategy for several national brands and held editor roles at O, The Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, and Real Simple. She lives in Portland, Oregon.


Riva Syrop spent 20+ years leading revenue and marketing strategy for digital brands including Earthweb, Wired, DailyCandy, and Refinery29 prior to her current role at Apartment Therapy Media. As ATM’s President Riva is honored to work with the most talented team in the business leading all incoming revenue divisions and activities.


Phil oversees Finance, Accounting, People Operations, Legal, and IT at Apartment Therapy Media. Over the past 12 years, he has held various finance and operations positions at Gallery Media Group, PureWow, and Gawker Media. He currently resides in New Jersey, enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, and collecting sneakers and Lego.


Eric brings over 20 years of product innovation, digital media leadership, and technology management to Apartment Therapy Media. He has renovated several homes and loves to cook, and he brings those passions to our brands. You might find him in Manhattan or on the water on the Great South Bay of Long Island.


As VP of Product Management, Vijay leads product development efforts across all 3 of the company’s brands, covering site experiences, SEO, branded integrations, CMS, ad tech, email, and more. A former luxury event producer turned food tech entrepreneur, Vijay joined Apartment Therapy Media as its first dedicated Product Manager and has since helped scale product and engineering to become foundational parts of the company. Outside of work, Vijay is an avid home cook and “retired” DJ who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and 2 young sons.

Rebecca Longshore, VP OF AUDIENCE GROWTH

With over ten years of experience in digital media including Cooking Light, Real Simple, and MyRecipes, Rebecca is a seasoned strategist, content creator, and 3-time Webby Award Winner. As the head of our Audience Growth Department, Rebecca oversees the company’s social media, SEO, newsletter marketing, and video departments. When she’s not working, you can find her running around Central Park in New York City, where she lives with her husband, son, and golden retriever.

Credit: Joe Lingeman/Kitchn; Food Stylist: CC Buckley/Kitchn

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment

At Apartment Therapy Media, we know that no two homes or kitchens look the same and we celebrate those differences. By showcasing a diverse range of home dwellers and home cooks, we create an inclusive community for our audience, employees, and contributors.

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