Orlando Sentinel food reporter Lauren Delgado announced Wednesday that she is leaving the position she has held for the past three years.
In an article published on the newspaper’s website, Delgado said that this would be her last week at the Sentinel and that she was taking a position in the marketing department of a local nonprofit organization. On her Facebook page, she said the organization is Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County. In her article, she thanked the readers, the local culinary community and her Sentinel colleagues.
In a private Facebook message, Delgado declined to comment further. Neither her supervisor nor the Sentinel’s managing editor was immediately available for comment.
Delgado’s duties included articles about food and recipes and writing restaurant reviews for multi media platforms. She also oversaw the annual Foodie Awards. The position has evolved over the years — food editor and restaurant critic used to be separate positions. Any further changes to the position — and indeed whether or not it will be filled — remain to be seen.