Kalisa Martin

Kalisa Marie EatsKalisa Marie Martin



Los Angeles, CA

Kalisa Marie Martin, aka Kalisa Marie Eats, is a content creator, travel entrepreneur, on-camera host, and classically trained chef with a background in food science and nutrition based in Los Angeles, California. 

Kalisa has spent her whole life studying, creating, marketing, curating, and happily consuming food. In 2014, she left her executive food publishing job in NYC, moved to Jamaica, and launched a community-oriented, boutique bed & breakfast. There, Kalisa served as executive chef, using the freshest ingredients to create hyperlocal dishes with her twists on classic Jamaican flavors. After becoming a go-to destination for adventurous travelers, she expanded the business to curate, plan, and host trips in Cuba, Bali, Morocco, and the US. These trips were designed to celebrate the local culture through unforgettable dining experiences, personal connections with local communities, and meticulously curated adventures. 

Now, after meeting, hosting, and partnering with hundreds of amazing people as she ate her way around the globe, Kalisa is sharing her unique perspective on food with the world. Her YouTube channel, Kalisa Marie Eats, features countless recipes inspired by her travels, plus quirky videos, in-depth tutorials, and of course, lots of drool-worthy eats. Kalisa has also been gluten-free for over 15 years and loves the challenge of recreating whatever she might be craving. In addition to creating content for her YouTube channel, website, and social media platforms, Kalisa partners with publications and brands on recipe development, photography, video hosting, and food writing. She works with major production studios and has collaborated on marketing campaigns for many brands, including Patrón, Amazon, Ragu, Nordstrom, and Lyft.

Kalisa has been featured on Forbes, Good Morning America, SELF, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Tastemade, Eater, and more.