Pat Schweitzer is the consumer test kitchen manager at Hamilton Beach. She received her degree in home economics education from the University of Minnesota and found her way to Virginia. She worked as a teacher, seafood marketer, restaurant critic, and food writer before landing at Reynolds Consumer Products as a test kitchen economist and media spokesperson. She currently oversees the Hamilton Beach Consumer Test Kitchen, where she develops recipes, tests products, and writes product guides. Pat and her husband have two grown daughters and twin granddaughters. Pat was inspired by her mother, who loved to garden, cook, can, and bake for their family of seven. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.