Chances are you are familiar with Denise Vivaldo’s work, even if you don’t realize it. She’s the behind the scenes cog that keeps that wheel of food going. Chef, caterer, spokesperson, teacher, consultant, producer, author, and now food stylist. She’s in IT, knows IT, and everyone that matters in food. I own several of Denise’s books . I suggest you order them as they are fonts of information.
I think most food jobs are fun- even when they are hard. I love cooking and organizing…
If you are detailed oriented – whether it be catering or styling- it takes lists, lists, and more lists. And double checking every move.
I think the food is easy- it’s the 100 other moving parts that are hard!
I look for clients that appreciate my talent and pay quickly.
I have been almost around the world…..I love to travel. And working in other countries is exciting.
Without a doubt – Julia Child and Anne Willan. I was lucky and met them early in my career.
5) What if anything, along your culinary path would you change?
What would I change? I never slept with the right people! There was a rich, chicken heir? A famous chef! I passed up the casting stove!