Portrait of Mary Beth

About Mary Beth


Writer | Teacher | Consultant

Mary Beth Albright is a national food writer and commentator. She writes on food for National Geographic’s The Plate and is a regular contributor to Washington, DC’s WTOP radio, Forbes Travel Guide, and various national news programs.

Her passion for real, good food is founded in her 15 years of work with American Surgeons General, including her mentor, the legendary C. Everett Koop. An elected member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, Mary Beth continues to work for a more sustainable food system in her boutique food law practice. She started her legal career at the DC firm of Williams & Connolly.

Mary Beth was a finalist on Food Network Star, on which the judges said she “talked so well about food, she made us fall more in love with food.” An avid cook focused on creative uses of seasonal ingredients, Mary Beth was DC Magazine‚Äôs Food Critic from 2007-2012. Mary Beth resides in Washington, DC with her husband and son.