Arizona Foodie was cooked up: March 2014
The recipe of Arizona Foodie.
Founder, Diana Brandt, had always had a passion for food but when her friends began to complain about all her food pictures filling up their feed she decided to create a totally different Instagram account, one dedicated to food pictures. Thus AZFoodie was created. At a food event not too long after, it was suggested that a blog be put into action, as well as Facebook and Twitter and that my friends, was the start of breaking bread around town.
Arizona Foodie was ready for eating!
After the creation of the blog and Facebook, Arizona Foodie began to take off with a huge bang and the following and success hasn’t slowed down. Diana started Arizona Foodie as a way to showcase the growing food scene around the Valley. Her goal was to show the passion these Chefs had for their food and to share it with others around the valley.
Arizona Foodie has since grown into a large hub of like-minded foodies with over 97% of our followers located in Phoenix and the surrounding cities. We have over 34,000 followers on FB, over 37,000 followers on Instagram, 60,000 page views a month, 2400+ followers on Twitter and a large email list. Arizona Foodie continues to be a place where people can find some of the best places new and old to check out all over town. Diana has been nominated for Food Writer of the Year, featured on Good Morning Arizona multiple times, Sonoran Living and other TV shows. She’s worked with Ruby Rockets and other brands to create TV segments. Arizona Foodie has created videos for restaurants and local events like AZ Cocktail Week and Devoured. Diana started hosting Arizona Foodie Pop-Up Demos with local Chefs and has also done AZ Foodie VIP Happy Hours to connect local restaurants with local foodie followers. She has been a guest judge for the Arizona Taco Festival and Dish It Out and she has partnered with companies from Holiday Inn Express, Scottsdale Culinary Festival, to Absolut Elyx to Negra Modelo, Chef Rick Bayless and more to help promote events and products across the Arizona Foodie platform. If you’re interested in working with Arizona Foodie, please contact Diana at arizonafoodie @ outlook dot com
I couldn’t do it all by myself, so please meet the current team of writers and food lovers that are helping eat those tacos and slurp those margaritas.
Want to work together or tell me about a great product or restaurant? Contact Diana and the team at Arizona Foodie.