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Between Bites bridges the delicious overlap between eating and storytelling. Food memories shape our personal experiences. Special meals become defining moments. Words fill the space between bites. We wanted to create an ongoing philanthropic forum for food-inspired storytelling, featuring six local influencers who cook, dine and chronicle their culinary lives and travels



Liz Grossman has been a Chicago-based writer and editor for more than 18 years. She’s the managing editor of Plate magazine, a national, award-winning trade publication for the professional chef industry. In 2017, Liz covered the Bocuse d'Or competition in Lyon, France, and wrote a long-form story about Team USA’s historic gold medal win. The online feature won her a Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Profile in 2018.

As co-founder of Between Bites, Liz is passionate about live lit and giving back to the Chicago food community. Her own live storytelling experience includes reading from her middle school diary on stage at Lincoln Hall, and as part of the Netflix series, The Mortified Guides. She’s participated as a volunteer in fundraising events for Meals on Wheels Chicago and Culinary Care, and has spoken about healthy menu trends and more for the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. Throughout her career, her freelance writing has appeared in Newsweek, Southwest Spirit, Robb Report, Kitchen Toke, Veranda, Chicago magazine, The Henry Ford Magazine, and more. You can follow her foodie adventures on Instagram at @elizabites_chi.


Molly Each is a freelance writer, editor, and storyteller.  Her work has appeared in Lucky Peach, Plate, Chicago Sun-Times, Splash, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Daily Candy, Tasting Table, Michigan Avenue, CS, Newcity,,, and on Chicago Public Radio.

Her fiction and creative non-fiction can be found in publications such as Analemma Quarterly, Chicago Literati, Eleven Eleven, Fresh Yarn, Hair Trigger, the Story Week Reader, and She’s performed her work at the Printers Row Book Fair, RUI, Essay Fiesta, and This Much is True. She’s a 2nd Story company member, and has performed for the organization throughout Chicago as well as in Minneapolis and New York City.

She hails from Apple Valley, Minn., and recently relocated to her beloved home state.


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Rachel Gillman Rischall is the founder of Three PR, a lifestyle PR firm with a focus on local food and hospitality brands.

Rachel's passion for stories led to years of freelance writing, including contributions to, Michigan Avenue,, Serious Eats Chicago and Never short on opinions, Rachel has appeared as a guest on Check, Please!, the NBC program 1st LookSteve Harvey and Windy City Live. She was featured as a dining expert on CBS, Fox and WGN in Chicago.

Rachel is a mom of twin toddlers, which means she now appreciates wine more than ever.