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things I do

Recipe Development & Testing: I do not stop until my result is delicious, foolproof, and worth the time of its intended audience. I've been testing recipes long enough to spot potential problem areas and nip them in the bud. I've been developing recipes long enough to avoid problem areas altogether. Clients include 84.51 (Kroger), Simple Feast, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker (The Essence of Chocolate), Martha Holmberg (PuffCrepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes), Ivy Manning (Crackers & Dips: More than 50 Handmade Snacks), and Rosemary Gong (Good Luck Life).

Teaching:  I've been teaching cooking classes for ten years. My students and I work in an environment of shared learning. We make messes. We try new things. We taste and taste again. We have a blast. 

Check The Seasoned Farmhouse in Columbus, OH for my current schedule. I've taught for Sur La Table, The Cook's Shop, and the Potomac Highlands Food & Farm Initiative. I've also led factory tours for Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker.

Speaking: Do you need an animated and confident speaker for your meeting, seminar, conference, or workshop? Let me know! I've done presentations on career building, foraging, pressure cooking, cookbook writing, and food styling. 

Food Styling: Look here for examples.

Editing: I do that, too. 

Copywriting: Just tell me what you need and I'll make it happen, on time and to your specs.  Read samples here.

Proposal Writing: Have a dream book in mind, but not sure where to start? I can help with that. Particularly if it's a cookbook.