Anyone can be a writer– but it’s more powerful to be a Storyteller.
If you need a review of your product, your restaurant or book,
I can tell YOUR story!
Email me at email@example.com
Why should you hire me for your food writing needs?
Food and Cooking
I have been a professional cook and baker for nearly the last decade. I have worked in kitchens of every size, on both coasts- from the cavernous bakeshop of a casino resort, to the narrow confines of a 90 F galley-style bakery in Portland, Oregon.
One of the beautiful things about being a professional culinarian AND a gourmand is that you can appreciate food holistically. Sitting down to a meal at a cafe is no longer JUST about the experience of the diner- I can dissect a plate, an atmosphere, and service, because I know the steps that put that plate in front of me. That is what helped me join professional organizations like the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
Even a short read through my blog will show that my writing is flowing, friendly, engaging, and entertaining- like a conversation over a good dinner, or a story from the guy next to you at the bar.If I have learned anything in my time as a writer, it is that words have power- and that is the power, the feeling, and the voice I can place at your disposal.
So, what can I help you with?
I normally write in the following niches:
If you want me to review something outside of these categories, get in touch with me anyway! This just happens to be a list of things I’m MOST familiar with- but I’m happy to pick up quick on anything!
Right now, my rate is $50 for a 450-550 word piece– longer pieces obviously being a little more.
Want me to review your Product or Service?
For a review, I will require-
- A sample of the product/service provided free of charge, with requisite shipping and handling included.
- A media/press kit if you have one, regarding the highlights and selling points of the product.
- A period of time in which to test/experience the product and get familiar with it.
- The recognition that all of this does not guarantee any particular KIND of review, but a thoroughly honest one to be posted here between two weeks and a month of receiving the product.
Further compensation is not necessary for the time being.
Got a restaurant or other eatery you want me to try out?
If you have a restaurant or food service in the Portland Metro Area and would like me to write about you on my restaurant review page, I recommend reading those reviews first.
For a restaurant review, I will require:
I take my personal rule of never writing a completely negative review extremely seriously. If in the extreme unlikelihood I cannot find anything positive about my experience, I will *NOT* write the review. In such a case, I will refund you the cost of the meal up to the amount you provided.