Courtney Brandt

Courtney Brandt is an American author living in Dubai, where she has resided for the past decade. When she’s not reviewing fine dining venues around the world for her food and hospitality blog, A to Za’atar, she loves traveling to new countries and sabering champagne with kitchen knives. You might have seen her on the television show What’s Cooking, UAE, where she has started hosting episodes. She is also a Zomato Ambassador and member of the Association of Food Bloggers. One of 150 delegates, Ms. Brandt is looking forward to attending the Google Local Guides summit later in the year in San Fransico.

In addition to her ten novels, Courtney has been published with the following outlets: Elite Daily, The Forward Feed, Wine & Style magazine, A Luxury Travel Blog, Matador Network, JustLuxe, Travelettes, Citizen Femme, Khaleej Times, Roads & Kingdoms, Expat Post, and Eat this Poem. She has spoken at various conventions and panels, including The Restaurant Show, SIAL, Gulf Host, SMSummit Jordan, and New York University Abu Dhabi.