KitchenFly was founded by Emily Fleischaker, a cooking teacher, food writer, and lifestyle media consultant living in Brooklyn. Previously, Fleischaker launched and oversaw the editorial lifestyle team at BuzzFeed, first as food editor then as creative director. She launched and edited Bon Appétit magazine’s website and worked as an editor there for six years. She is a graduate of the professional culinary arts program at the International Culinary Center.