The Great American Cooking Story

An award-winning documentary web series on the role of restaurants in revitalizing neighborhoods.

*WINNER* Best Documentary at the 2016 Toronto Web Festival.

*WINNER* Best Documentary at the 2016 Miami Web Festival.

Indiegogo Goal Reached February 2015. Pitch page found here.

Millennial Trains Project Trip May 2015. Program page found here.

Episodes Released December 2015. YouTube videos found here.

For media coverage and festival acceptance for The Great American Cooking Story, check out the Press page.

© Clara Ritger 2015 – The Great American Cooking Story is solely owned and operated by Clara Ritger. Stay tuned for season two!


Assistant Producer for “Little D’s Wish”

Two-Time 2015 Silver Telly Award Winner for Online Video Charitable/Non-profit and Fund Raising.

Silver Award of Distinction in 2015 Communicator Awards for Film/Video Fund Raising.

Gold Stevie Award Winner in the 2015 American Business Awards.

2014 Emmy Award Nominee.

Director/Producer/Story Editor – Hired International Crew, Traveled to Singapore

Lead Producer, Scriptwriter, and Sound Designer

2016 Bronze Telly Award Winner for Online Video: Animation.


Israelis and Palestinians search for peace 5,000 miles from home – July 16, 2014

The difficult reintegration of American POW Bowe Bergdahl – June 19, 2014


Indianapolis teen shares her story of living with HIV in hopes of helping other kids – June 23, 2013


Getting to voter-ID centers is a hardship and a haul for low-income elderly – August 4, 2012 *front page

Pennsylvania lags in number of female legislators – July 28, 2012 *front page


Letter from the Editor – October 4, 2012 issue