has named Helen Freund as its new contributing restaurant reviewer and contributing food and drink reporter. Her reviews will appear weekly in Gambit’
s Eat + Drink section and on BestofNewOrleans.com beginning next week. She joins continuing contributors Brenda Maitland (writing on wine) and Nora McGunnigle (writing on beer).
Freund is a veteran reporter who worked for the New York Post
for four years as a general assignment and crime reporter. She covered crime for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
for the past two years and contributed to the paper’s 2013 Bar Guide.
Before moving to New York, Freund reported on dining and nightlife in Seattle. She reviewed restaurants and reported on bars and nightlife in the greater Seattle area for Citysearch.com.
Freund also has worked as a professional chef. She attained a culinary degree at Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu. In New York, she worked as a chef for a restaurant group and various catering companies and wrote and tested recipes for a cookbook by Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner. Freund can be reached at email@example.com