ALL SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR TRAVEL – please inquire
Recipe Development/Testing | 200/recipe + food expenses
I can honestly say that I have never had a recipe fail. I know, sounds arrogant, but it’s true! Recipes are my strength and I can immediately tell, just with a quick glance, if it will work or not, what needs to be overhauled, or if it’s a loser or a winner. Whether you submit your own recipe or request a custom recipe to be created, you will receive a fool proof, easy to read step-by-step that is easy to execute and is ridiculously delicious. My recipes always involve real, fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients.
- Includes a single, 15-min recipe explanation, if needed
- Full menu development (5 items or more) available.
- *Please note that recipe development is currently limited to pantry essentials and baked and dessert items. Some examples: cakes, cookies, bars, breads, pastries, fillings, sauces, chocolates, etc.
Food Photography & Styling | 125/hour – 3 hour minimum
Just like my recipes, I aim for my food photography to look organic and real. You go through the effort of creating amazing food, let’s be sure you are representing your business in the best light (natural, of course). As an actual industry worker, I understand the behind-the-scenes sweat to present to a perfect dish. I collaborate with you to understand the “look” you would like to achieve and I execute down to every crumb. Your photos can be used for menus, social, advertising, print, artwork, you name it! Shoot types: Process, ingredients, workspace, interior & exterior, products, in-action, styled dish, tablescape, editorial shoot, headshots. Many options can be grouped during one shoot.
Available for travel or in my studio in Essex, CT.
- 30 minute pre-shoot consult
- Styling and art direction
- Prop availability
- High Resolution and Web Size provided electronically
- *Please note that food photography is available for restaurant, cafe, bakery, farm, blogger & catering businesses. Have something else? Let me know! Shots specific for printed branding (available through me!) are welcome!
Design & Layout | 85/hour – 3 hour minimum
My experience in building food-based businesses from pen and paper to service is vast. In my world, workflow and ambiance are equally important. If you need an extra set of eyes, who gets the employee AND the customer experience, to work with your architect or just a coach to reassure your choices, my very opinionated, yet educated, approach will keep your timeline on point and your design dreams a reality. There’s always a way to make your space practical and efficient for working, but no corner untouched design-wise. Much like my recipes, my design approach is intentional and comfortable, practical and chic with an organic feel. In additional, I offer print services for menus, signs, cards, etc.
Project Management | 85/hour – 3 hour minimum
Have a vision, but don’t know how to lay down the hammer? I’m definitely your girl. Hyper-focused, and never willing to settle for less than the best, I treat your project as my own. Rallying the contractors or your team of managers can be tricky. I love to organize and streamline projects, giving everyone a clear vision and timeline. If you need a list of contracting referrals or someone to keep your tradesmen on the same page, my hustle or bust agenda will keep everyone on their toes.
Staff Training | 150/hour
Let’s face it, without spot on customer service, what’s the point? Your staff can make or break your dream. Amazing food is great and all, but if your service is lacking, no one will ever appreciate it. Having hired and trained thousands of employees in my day, I would love to come in to inspire your staff to work toward YOUR goals of service. Training manuals and role playing sessions bring your team together working for the customer, making you money and success. I will leave you and your staff with tips and tricks to power through even the crankiest of customers, ensuring they come back again with a whole new attitude. New staff group training, or a refresher course, sometimes a different approach is all it takes to get everyone on board.
- 3 hour session in your business
- Custom manual, professionally printed with your brand
Stagnant Food Business Audit | $600/3-item Action Plan
Is your business stagnant? You don’t seem to have new customers, or even customers returning? Your employees are lackluster and in general you know you need to do SOMETHING. With my business audit, I will create a custom, 3-step action plan that will give you the fresh set of eyes you need for your food business to flourish. We all hit dull periods and sometimes it takes a fresh perspective to bring us back to life! What’s most important, is making sure you are doing the right things for YOUR business.
- Questionnaire to be filled out by you and returned to me within 3 days
- Custom, detailed 3-step Action Plan will be provided within 7 days thereafter
- 3 – 15 minute (one per week) follow-ups by me to ensure you are following through on every detail
- Add-On Action Plans available at $175 per item
One Time Consulting Session, as needed | 75/hr Skype, 100/hr In-Person
Conference call all you need to run past some ideas or goals? I’m always happy to give you my expertise and honest, educated opinion.
If you are interested in any of these services or have a custom request, please fill out the form below and submit for consideration and schedule availability.