food styling portfolio
Food styling is the art of making camera ready food for print, film, and live television.
Having owned and operated a successful Cleveland, Ohio based catering and event design firm for 15 years, I am keenly aware of design aesthetics. Transforming a client’s verbal description of an upcoming event into an alluring experience that exceeds their expectations and creates an ephemeral memory for the guests was always my objective as an event designer and caterer.
After adopting a gluten free lifestyle for myself and family due to food intolerances, it became infeasible to continue catering to my “gluten loving” clientele. My research at the time showed that gluten free/allergy friendly catering could not support me in my area of the country, so I needed to develop a Plan B. As a result, food styling became an opportunity for me to utilize my talents to reach new audiences while still doing something I loved. For instance, I could continue to hand pick my ingredients and craft beautiful looking food. I could be vigilant in my organization of grocery and prep lists. Most important though, I could continue to develop and nurture relationships with clients and end consumers, chefs, and now photographers. As a stylist, I take my client’s vision and craft a dish which evokes a feeling, emotion, or a memory. I believe the end result is worth it. I hope you do too.
In addition to styling food, I provide recipe testing and development, prop styling, recipe editing, and event planning services. Clients include The Cleveland Clinic, Certified Angus Beef® brand, Buehler’s Fresh Foods, and Westview Manor. Please contact me to discuss my fees and availability.