About Us

The Association of Food Bloggers was founded in 2009 by Malika Bowling. Malika is a Published Author, Writer and Marketing consultant from Atlanta, GA. After blogging for nearly a year, Malika saw an onslaught of blogs into the blogosphere, many with little credibility and ethical standards.

Public Relations companies and Restaurant owners are frazzled as to which bloggers are reliable, honest and have the readership to impact results. Frustrated with the lack of ethics apparent in much of the blogosphere, the Association of Food Bloggers was born. Members are vetted to meet and uphold a strict criteria and code of ethics. Malika remains the Managing Editor.

Malika wanted to create a site that not only serves as a directory of ethical and reputable food bloggers, but is a resource for those bloggers. The Association of Food Bloggers contains industry information as well as tips and resources for becoming a better writer and leveraging the power of Social Media.

Malika also helps restaurants and PR companies with Blogger Outreach and Strategies. She has worked for Best Buy and Macy’s Culinary Council on many Blogger Outreach campaigns. Contact her with inquiries here. Want to be a contributing writer to the Association of Food Bloggers? Contact Malika here.


grantgoggins Grant Goggans, New Member Ambassador

Based in Atlanta, Grant Goggans co-writes, edits, and takes terrible  photographs for Marie, Let’s Eat!, a food and travel blog that celebrates  the best in southeastern eating.  He has lived in Georgia all his life, and  visits one of our neighboring states as often as the budget allows.  Grant  loves regional specialties, old businesses, vintage signs, secret recipes,  failed fast food chains, roadside architecture, independent bookstores,  and his wife’s cooking.  When he is not eating barbecue, he is eating  something else.

Board Members:

GlenBrownShirt-227x300 Glen Bowling, Vice President

Glen is an IT Project Manager and has worked for Accenture as a Management  Consultant as well as various pharmaceutical companies. He is an avid  photographer, enjoying outdoor photography and taking candid shots of individuals.  View his work on his site, 8xGlen.com. He also enjoys baking bread. His specialty  is his olive loaf.



IMG_0102 Keren Brown, Secretary

Mom of 3 (including twins), Keren is the founder  of Foodportunity.com  and the author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle.  Keren is quite gregarious and loves connecting people. She also loves to  travel and is quite a cook. Keren also speaks three languages.


4562164_1 Amy Wallas Fox, Treasurer

Based in Charlotte, NC, Amy writes the blog Amy on Food. By day, Amy works as an  adoption and surrogacy attorney. Amy loves cooking especially sweet treats. Amy  shares many of her recipes on her blog. She enjoys spending time with her husband,  Calvin and son, Asher.




Some of the celebrity chefs Malika Bowling has met over the years:

Malika Bowling with Tyler Florence

Malika Bowling and Marcus Samuelsson


Malika Bowling and Gladys Knight




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