Cathy Roma

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Cathy Roma is an expert in cooking and baking with over 20 years of experience as a trained chef, recipe developer, and business owner. Leveraging her skills in culinary arts, writing, and photography, she currently runs the culinary blog What Should I Make For…, where she shares family-friendly, easy-to-follow recipes that inspire readers to get into the kitchen.
After receiving in her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from SUNY Oswego and working in corporate human resources, Cathy shifted gears into the culinary world. She received her degree in culinary arts from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City in 2003 and worked professionally in NYC restaurants as a pastry chef. Cathy continued her career in pastry by opening her own baking business in New Jersey, offering a variety of sweets to local customers. While she loved baking, the pull of working in both savory and sweet led her to create her own blog, What Should I Make For..., where she has successfully been developing recipes, styling food, and growing her food photography business since 2015. Her recipes and photography have been featured in many publications including Food52, Elle Decor, Country Living, and Cosmopolitan, and she has worked as a contributor for BHG, the feedfeed, and the Kitchn.

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