Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez
Title: Senior Manager, Commerce Platforms
Location: New York, NY

Melissa Chavez is an e-commerce writer and senior manager, covering travel, beauty, and lifestyle. She joined Dotdash Meredith in 2017 as a senior manager of social strategy before joining the commerce team as a senior content strategist, where she provided trend insights and shopping recommendations for brands such as People, InStyle, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Real Simple, and more.


  • Melissa Chavez is an avid shopper looking for the best products to make life easier, with over 5 years at the company.
  • She has written for Shape and Travel + Leisure.
  • She graduated from American University.


Melissa is always looking for products to make life easier, especially ones that have multi-purpose uses. Her magnetic spice rack/paper towel holder review is a perfect example of how her limited counter space led to finding a solution that fits her lifestyle.

Favorite Review/Purchase

I absolutely love my Calpak weekender bag and recommend it to everyone. It has multiple pockets, a soft and water resistant exterior, and large interior to store all my necessities:


Melissa graduated from American University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in marketing.

About Food & Wine

Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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