BTS; Behind the scenes; culinary staff; Josh Rink

Josh Rink

location-pin Milwaukee, WI

School: University of Kansas

Expertise: Bread baking; pie pastry; cake and cookie decorating; turkey cookery and styling; cocktails

Josh Rink

  • Decorates hundreds of Christmas cookies each year, demonstrating his technique in videos and step-by-step photos
  • Former pastry chef and cake decorator at Whole Foods Market
  • Has tested and styled roughly 75 turkey recipes for Taste of Home


As a culinary producer at Taste of Home, Josh Rink combines his artistic talents with a lifelong love of food. While pursuing an education in fine arts, he worked as a barista, baker and caterer. Josh has also worked in visual merchandising for Pottery Barn and the Field Museum in Chicago. Now, you’ll find him in our Test Kitchen styling and shooting recipes.  Nothing makes Josh happier than sharing what he knows and seeing others succeed in the kitchen.

When Josh is not cooking (and cleaning up the resulting mess), he enjoys a variety of other pastimes, like obsessing over his garden, painting, quilting and assorted crafts.

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Articles & Recipes

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