sharon reiss

I have worked in the culinary field for more than 35 years. Currently, I work as a freelance consultant specializing in food and prop styling (editorial, print advertising, packaging, and TV/Web video), a food-product and recipe developer and as a cookbook author/contributor. My extensive culinary knowledge stems from hands-on experience as a professional executive chef, event specialist, cooking-school instructor and owner/operator of an upscale catering service and retail outlet. I hold a B.A. in History of Art from The Ohio State University, supplemented with a vast range of culinary apprenticeships, specialized pastry courses and industry-related workshops. In tandem with clients, art directors and photographers, I work passionately to help conceptualize and customize a fresh and flavorful style to each project. My goal is to ensure the most enticing and natural look for each image. I bring a good-humored, collegial, budget-conscience and generous work ethic to each assignment and collaboration. My home base is Central Ohio, and the majority of my clients are in the Midwest. I am happy to consider projects wherever they may be.