Courtney McBroom grew up a spirited child, even by Texas standards.  In the third grade, she received her first cookbook, The Care Bears’ Party Cookbook, and fell deeply in love with cooking, entertaining, and magical rainbows.  After years spent finding her happy place fumbling around in kitchens, she went pro in the early aughts, learning the ropes in both savory and pastry kitchens. Courtney is a firm believer that, with some guidance and practice, everyone has the power to create a great meal and a great party. 

In New York City, Courtney worked as Culinary Director of Momofuku Milk Bar before hopping across the continent to the City of Angels to forge her own path, sharing her joy of cooking and entertaining through private events, food products, consulting, and writing. In addition to writing all of the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbooks with Christina Tosi, she has written for Lucky Peach magazine, Vice Munchies and GQ.com. She had been featured in Food and Wine Magazine, as well as Chef’s Table as an expert interviewee on Christina Tosi’s episode. Courtney currently lives in Los Angeles where she owns and operates a boutique catering and event company, creates delicious flavors for Coolhaus Ice Cream and listens exclusively to “really good” music. Whenever she orders Asian takeout, they always put at least 4 pairs of chopsticks in her delivery bag.  "There's just no way one person could eat that many dumplings," they think.  They are wrong.*  She only listens to “really good” music and isn’t into eating offal, even though she did try calf brains once.

*to see Courtney's gigantic disposable chopstick collection, contact her here