Editor in Chief
Cooking Light and Food & Wine
Hunter E. Lewis is Editor in Chief of Time Inc.’s Cooking Light and Food & Wine. In June 2017, Lewis assumed editorial leadership of FOOD & WINE in addition to COOKING LIGHT, where he has been Editor in Chief since August 2014. Lewis oversees all aspects of the brands’ editorial content, as well as brand extensions, including social media; tablet editions; books; licensed products; live events; and mobile apps. Under his leadership, COOKING LIGHT has won four James Beard Foundation Media Awards, been nominated for an ASME award, undergone a redesign, and celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Previously, Hunter was the Executive Editor of SOUTHERN LIVING, a position he had held since September 2012. As Executive Editor, Lewis oversaw the brand’s extensive food content in print and online, and managed the Test Kitchen staff that tests 5,000 recipes annually. He regularly collaborated with the Time Inc. book-publishing unit, Oxmoor House, on the development and execution of SOUTHERN LIVING cookbooks.
Lewis joined the SOUTHERN LIVING brand from Bon Appétit, where he was the Food Editor. While there, he developed, edited, and supervised recipe testing for the print, online, and tablet editions, wrote food features, and hosted online cooking videos.
Prior, Lewis was Kitchen Director at Saveur, where he developed, edited, and tested recipes for the print and web editions of the monthly epicurean magazine. He also produced and styled weekly photo shoots in the Saveur kitchen studio.
Additionally, Lewis researched for the Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook and held various culinary positions at restaurants from New York City to Sonoma County. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lewis currently resides in Birmingham, AL with his family.