Title: Entertaining Expert
Education: Vanderbilt University
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Expertise: Recipe development, Entertaining, Table styling, Holiday styling

Courtney Whitmore is a food and entertaining stylist and cookbook author with more than a decade of experience in recipe development and online content creation. Growing up in the South, she attended Vanderbilt University, earning both a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in organizational leadership. Her expertise has been seen in Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV.com, Ladies' Home Journal, AOL's DIY Life, Get Married magazine, and marthastewart.com.


  • Author of 5 best-selling cookbooks
  • Founder of Pizzazzerie
  • Work appearing in Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV, and more


Growing up in the South, Courtney has always loved the art of presenting classic Southern foods with a modern twist and setting a tablescape with lots of pizzazz. In 2010, Courtney left her full time job as a university career counselor to launch Pizzazzerie.com (pronounced piz·zazze·rie [pəˈzaz ərē]) to share entertaining inspiration and ideas with her readers.

Now a best-selling author of 5 entertaining cookbooks, she utilizes her talent for entertaining and food styling to share daily party inspiration with hundreds of thousands of entertaining-loving readers.

Her expertise has been featured in Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV, Access Hollywood, and Martha Stewart. She has styled for brands such as Target, Michaels, Lindt Chocolate, Pepperidge Farm, Tostitos, Frito-Lay, Hershey's, Bath & Body Works, Pier 1 Imports, Orville Redenbacher, Sierra Mist, Minted, Wayfair, and more to connect consumers with brand's products in an entertaining setting.


Courtney attended Vanderbilt University, earning both a bachelor's degree in Communications and a Masters in Organizational Leadership.

About Better Homes & Gardens

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