My chef experience gave me a broad knowledge of cooking styles and techniques, but more importantly, a value for hard work and a premium for communication. Working with major grocer retailers, specialty brands, and television advertisers these values have demonstrated worth in not only meeting deadlines but satisfying clients desires.
As a chef I always look to simple, classic foundations of cooking for inspiration. The most beautiful dishes have the ingredients as the star, not the preparation. I take this viewpoint with me into the food styling realm. Clean and concise shots have always struck me as the most powerful, while still appreciating the depth of detail in complex images.