Cathy Huyghe is also the founder of 365daysofwine.com, a website about drinking wine every day in the Boston area, and Red White Boston, a for-profit marketing service that designs and promotes wine events in the Boston area.
Cathy’s first restaurant gig was at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, when she literally knocked on the kitchen’s back door and asked if she could work there. She also has worked for Jean-Pierre Vigato in Paris (at Natachef bistro and at his two-star restaurant, Apicius) and for Thomas Keller at Bouchon in Las Vegas. She studied at La Varenne École de Cuisine in Burgundy, France; she completed the Wine Studies program at Boston University; and she received Advanced Certification from WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust), where she continues her wine studies.
Cathy’s writing — about wine, food, and travel — has appeared on NBC’s Feast, the BBC’s The World, WGBH public broadcasting, GlobalPost.com, Grist.org, QRW: Quarterly Review of Wines, Wine Enthusiast, Sommelier Journal, Boston magazine, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Edible Boston, and on Nevada Public Radio.
Cathy received a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard in 2004 and also completed the journalism program at Harvard. She received a master’s degree in comparative literature from the City University of New York in 1998 and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University in 1995.
In April 2008 she founded the Harvard Alumni in Wine and Food special interest group, which provides educational and networking services to the Harvard community, alumni, and current students.
Meghan is the voice behind Red White Boston’s social media outreach. A Boston-based Marketing-Communications professional, Meghan is also the writer of the blog Travel, Wine, and Dine, a site that encompasses “Food, wine, travel, and the everyday adventures of a 30-something Boston girl.” A love for food and travel have been prevalent since Meghan’s childhood and were only amplified when, during college, she lived in Ireland and traveled extensively throughout Europe. Multiple recent trips to Napa and Sonoma Valleys have spurred an increasing interest in all things wine, leading her to Boston University’s Wine Studies program.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Meghan has continued her education in a variety of areas including Food Writing, Spanish, and Public Relations and spends the rest of her time training for marathons and volunteering with local organizations such as the MSPCA.
In addition to her own website, Meghan has written for the Boston Local Food Festival, CRAVE Boston, Oyster.com, and a variety of other food, wine, and travel blogs.