Hi. I'm Jenn de la Vega

I'm a caterer, food stylist, recipe developer, and veteran community manager based in Brooklyn, NY. I love talking about food experiences, new technology and teaching people how to cook. If you have a questions or want to work with me, please get in touch!

Certified in Food Protection, City of New York


Jenn de la Vega went from picky eater to wide-eyed culinary autodidact who buries herself in archaic cookbooks and food science lab reports. On her menus, you'll find a mash-up of her Filipino-American heritage, Spanish tapas, artisanal cheese, and 90's inspired fast-food cuisine. She is mostly known for her Randwiches or "random sandwiches" in Brooklyn, where clients are given no choice in what they order.

Jenn is editor-at-large of Put A Egg On It, creator in residence at Kickstarter, cook in residence at TASTE Cooking (Penguin-Random House), author of Showdown: Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ and the chef behind Randwiches, an award-winning blog, and catering service.

As a seasoned cook-off contestant, she is now a judge of The Takedowns, SoFi Awards and New York Hot Sauce Expo's Screaming Mimi Awards. Most recently, she was awarded a 2018 IACP conference scholarship. She has also appeared on Guy Fieri’s Grocery Games on Food Network and Roker Media’s ChefShock with Justin Warner on Twitch

Headshot by Bryan Deballa for Kickstarter.

Author, Page Street Publishing

My first cookbook Showdown: Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ is OUT NOW!

I spent 2016 scaling down all the recipes I've ever entered into competition. The Takedowns, Project Parlor BBQ Championship and even Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network are all in here. Find out how I broke my losing streak and built a winning career in food.

Shot by Colin Clark and edited by Elizabeth Seise.

Editor-at-Large, Put A Egg On It

With Egg, I write recipes, tips and special features based on our quarterly themes and art events. If you're an illustrator or have a great story about eating food with other people, we want to hear it. Get in touch at submit@putaeggonit.com.

Put A Egg On It is an irreverent digest-sized art and literary magazine printed on green paper out of New York City. It’s about food, cooking and the communal joys of eating with friends and family. The magazine features personal essays, cooking tips, photo essays of dinner parties and special art projects. Every issue also includes a themed recipe section.

Cheese board Editor, The FeedFeed

I get to feature the best cheese boards and platters from Instagram every month on The FeedFeed. What I look for are interesting cheeses, awesome food styling, fun color palattes, new ways to cut fruit or display accompaniments. To participate, simply add the hashtags #CheeseBoard #FeedFeed to your Instagram post, feel free to tag @Randwiches or send a DM to let me know.

feedfeed is a crowdsourced digital cooking publication and community.

Watch me on Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network

Watch me on Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network

Learn how to cook with ChefShock on Twitch

Learn how to cook with ChefShock on Twitch