MacKenzie Smith

Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Expertise: sandwiches

MacKenzie Smith is behind the blog Grilled Cheese Social. She's written a cookbook of the same name and specializes in sandwich recipes.

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  • Food writer and stylist
  • Sandwich expert, recipe developer, and caterer
  • Winner in two episodes of Food Network's "Guy's Grocery Games"


MacKenzie Smith is a former writer for The Spruce of more than four years. She is the creator of the blog Grilled Cheese Social and functions as the executive chef at Black Dolphin Inn in Florida. She is the sandwich expert and social media marketing manager for multiple food companies. She works in many aspects of the food industry, including food styling and photography, social media content creation, recipe development, writing, catering, branding, and media consultation.

Her food styling clients include Jimmy Fallon (for People magazine), Giselle Bündchen (tabletop book), Samsung, Wisconsin Cheese, and Saveur magazine. Her catering clients include Birchbox, Refinery 29, Benefit Cosmetics, USA Today, Sony Music, Meghan Trainor, Kyle Chandler, and more.

She’s also done live cooking demos on "The Couch" (CBS), at the International Association of Culinary Professions, The Basque Culinary Center, and Blue Moon’s 20th anniversary party in Orlando, Florida. She’s done grilled cheese pop-ups in New York, California, Wisconsin, Florida, Spain, and Germany.


MacKenzie Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and a Master of Arts degree from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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