MacKenzie Smith

Grilled Cheese Social
MacKenzie Smith aka Sandwiches.

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


MacKenzie Smith is a former writer for The Spruce for more than four years. She is the creator of and functions as the executive chef at Black Dolphin Inn. 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 Bundchen (table-top book), Samsung, Wisconsin Cheese, and Saveur Magazine. Her catering clients include Birchbox, Refinery 29, Benefit Cosmetics, USA Today, Sony Music, Megahn 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 20 Year Anniversary Party in Orlando, Florida. She’s done grilled cheese pop-ups in New York, California, Wisconsin, Florida, Spain, and Germany.

She was a formerly an editorial assistant for Saveur Magazine, the website director and cheesemonger for Depanneur Brooklyn, and has also managed social media clients such as SW Basics, AHeirloom, Depanneur Brooklyn, Brooklyn Slate, and Simple Squares.


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

Awards and Publications

Her work has appeared on Martha Stewart, Real Simple Magazine, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Eater, Huffington Post, Style Me Pretty, Refinery 29, The FeedFeed, Spoon University and more.

She was named one of Refinery29's Top 10 NYC Food Instagrams to Follow and was one of Thrillist’s 24 NYC Instagrams You Need To Follow Right Now.

MacKenzie Smith has also won first place on two shows on the Food Network—The Cheesier Episode of Guy’s Grocery Games and the All Star Bigger Better Burger Battle of Guy’s Grocery Games.

Expertise: Sandwiches
Business Name: Grilled Cheese Social

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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