Brandi Wills dove head-first into a magazine career, turning a college writing internship at KC Magazine in Kansas City into a full-time managing editor position before graduation. She held editor titles at lifestyle publications throughout the Midwest before joining the inaugural editorial team at Feast Magazine in St. Louis, where she developed a deep love for food journalism. During her tenure as managing editor, Feast enjoyed a 98 percent pick-up rate and garnered numerous national awards, including two prestigious James Beard Foundation nominations.
In 2014, Brandi moved to New York City with her husband Anthony and their dog Puccini to broaden her horizons as a food writer and editor. She is currently the author of the food and travel blog, AndAwayWeEat.com. Her recipes, restaurant recommendations and culinary expertise have been featured on various radio and television programs, and in books and magazines.
2014 Magazine of the Year—Great Plains Journalism Awards (Tulsa Press Club)
James Beard Foundation Journalism Award Nomination MARCH 2013 & MARCH 2011
Mid-America Emmy, Magazine Program, FeastTV OCTOBER 2013
2013 MIN Online Best of the Web Awards Finalist for Integration with Print
2013 Riverfront Times Web Award for Best Use of Video
EPPY Award for Best Food Website (Under 250K Monthly Visitors) NOVEMBER 2011
Eddie Award: Consumer, Epicurean, Full Issue MARCH 2013 & MAY 2011
Helen Rhoda Hoopes Critical Writing Award (Univ. of Kansas) APRIL 2003 & APRIL 2004