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Food Stylist / Recipe Developer / Food Consultant    2010 to present

Clients include: Tim Horton’s, Smuckers, Campbells, Gay Lea, Toronto Life,
Huffington Post Canada, Canadian Living, Maple Leaf Foods, Burger King, Kraft Canada, CTV’s The Social, The Marilyn Denis Show, Breakfast Television, Masterchef season 5, Masterchef Canada seasons 1, 2, and 3

 

Culinary Producer   since 2013

Masterchef Canada | Season 2 | Toronto, Ontario

· Lead culinary team to successfully plan and execute all culinary aspects of daily filming, in studio as well as off-site challenges.

Top Chef | Season 12 | Boston, Massachusetts

Masterchef Junior | Seasons 2,3 | Los Angeles, California

Masterchef | Season 5 | Los Angeles, California

Masterchef Canada | Season 1 | Toronto, Ontario

 

Restaurant Work

Head Pastry Chef
Wildflower Grill | Edmonton, Alberta  2011
· Developed dessert menu, oversaw production for menu and special events
· Worked garde manger and pastry

Pastry Chef
Bee Bell Health Bakery | Edmonton, Alberta  2010
· New product development and recipe standardization to promote healthy focus
· Worked closely with wedding cake team for specialty/custom cakes

Pastry Chef de Partie
Bouchon Bakery | Thomas Keller Restaurant Group |
New York City 2009-2010
· Bakery work including beginning to end viennoiserie (croissants, puff pastries, etc), high volume baking, pastry finishing touches.

 

Journalism

Managing Editor
MetroSports New York Magazine/New England Sports Magazine
 New York City  2005-2009

Assistant Editor
M. Shaken Communications | New York City  2005

 

Education

Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy | Ottawa, Ontario
Grande Diplome – Cuisine and Patisserie Diplomas – Valedictorian

Ryerson University | Toronto, Ontario
Bachelor of Journalism

University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Ontario
Bachelor of Arts with Honours, English Rhetoric and Professional Writing