About Liz Barrett Foster
When I was in high school, I told my guidance counselor that I wanted to be an interior designer.
She looked at me blankly and said, “There’s no money in interior design.”
As an impressionable teen living in overpriced southern California, I took her advice to heart.
I decided to double down on the subject I enjoyed most in school, which was English.
I joined the staff of the school newspaper, became the editor of the high school yearbook, and forgot about interior design.
At community college, I majored in newspaper journalism, making the switch to magazine journalism when I transferred to California State University Northridge.
Funny thing was, there was no money in journalism, either.
My first job out of high school was at Blockbuster Video. I was only there for two years, but by the time I left, I was managing the store.
In every job I took after Blockbuster I gave myself a specific goal to learn the business, excel, and get promoted. Once I reached my goal, if I wasn’t learning and growing anymore, I moved to the next job.
It took me 10 years to complete my bachelor’s degree, at times juggling two full-time jobs to pull it off. The stress of studying, working, and attempting to maintain a social life landed me in the back of an ambulance more than once, but after going so far, I wasn’t about to give up.
Once I graduated, I landed my dream job, working as an editorial director; and shortly after, I was hired as a real editor of a magazine!
Nearly two decades, a few jobs, and a couple of moves later, I still enjoy interior design, but I’m so glad I stuck with journalism.
I get to learn the who, what, when, where, and why behind the people and the businesses they’ve nurtured from the ground up, and sometimes, I get to brainstorm marketing ideas or help someone gain more customers.
I also found a niche that fit me just right. No more jumping from gig to gig. I’ve been writing about the restaurant and F&B industries since 2007 and have no plans to switch.
Now I work remotely from a cozy home in the south where my handsome husband cooks me breakfast every day and tomatoes and figs grow in our back garden.
Want to work together?
You’ll get someone who is:
I’ve been described by my clients as organized, insightful, objective, good-natured, and prompt. I’m proud to bring these qualities to every project I accept.
It helps that I adore the food world and research.
What Clients Say
"Liz is an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only has she written some great content, she always makes great recommendations about what content would be more useful to use, insightful or on-trend. We have worked together on several projects and all activities have been on time and used across several platforms. I would definitely recommend Liz as a B2B content writer."
“I worked with Liz extensively last year producing website content for Nestle Professional (the foodservice division of Nestle USA). I was extremely impressed with her strengths as a researcher and writer. She has deep knowledge of food and the foodservice industry, and was a remarkably quick study picking up both the tight format and the particular nuances of Nestle’s brand communications. We were fortunate to have found someone who could step in as seamlessly as Liz did during what was a major transition for the content team.”