Hello! I’m Jen. I have a slightly embarrassing obsession with food. It consumes my life in many ways: cooking, learning, trying new cuisines, reading books and traveling the world in search of new culinary experiences. It is for this reason that I decided to change career paths and dive headfirst into the food industry.
I graduated from L’Academie de Cuisine in December 2010 and have been cooking and baking professionally ever since. I’ve worked as a line cook, pastry chef and cooking instructor. I’m currently working as a full time recipe developer, food photographer, and blogger in Washington DC. I also just finished up my second cookbook, which will be released on October 25, 2016. When I’m not in the kitchen, I can be found hanging out with my husband Jeff, heckling my cat Sofi, or trying to burn off cupcake calories at spin class or hot yoga.
Savory Simple focuses on everyday gourmet recipes for the home cook. I thoroughly test each recipe, and love to work with bold flavors. Ingredient quality is important to me. I believe that with some basic kitchen techniques and a willingness to experiment, anyone can be an amazing cook.
All recipes, photography, and content on Savory Simple, as well as all related social media channels, are protected by copyright and may not be used without express written permission. If you’d like to use one of my recipes or photos, contact me.
What photography equipment do you use?
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III and alternate between 3 lenses: a Sigma Art 50mm/1.4, a Canon 35mm/1.4 and a Canon 85mm/1.8. I also use a Manfrotto 190XPROB 3-Section Aluminum Pro Tripod with a Ball Head. I shoot tethered in Lightroom CC and do post production in Photoshop CC.
Do you write sponsored posts?
I am open to creating sponsored posts for companies on a limited basis. I particularly like working with base ingredients such as produce, grains, meats, dairy, eggs, pasta, and alcohol. I also occasionally write travel reviews. Contact me for more information.
Can I send you a free sample of this exciting new product?
I don’t accept free samples, but I am very flattered that you thought of me!
Are you available for freelance recipe development, food photography and guest blogging on other websites?
This is what I do best! Let’s talk.
Have you been featured on other websites?
Ok, no one asks me this. But I couldn’t figure out where else to stick a link to these.