Jim's first job was at Knight’s Ice Cream in Clintonville, he is still hooked on ice cream as well as the food and service industry. Jim started writing in 1998, crafting culinary tales for Ohio Magazine. He has written for many publications including C-Bus Magazine, The Columbus Web Observer, Citysearch.com, Crave and The Alive. In 2001 he created Ice Cream Ohio, the web source for the full scoop on the best ice creameries in the Buckeye state (he is sorry he has not had time to update this in years). In 2006, he created CMH Gourmand a blog highlighting the best places to eat and drink in Central Ohio and beyond. In 2008, he started a two year run of the podcast called Columbus Foodcast. In 2009 Jim, Andy and Bethia started a website called Taco Trucks Columbus. In 2010, two sites spun off of this project – Alt Eats Columbus & Street Eats Columbus.