"One can say anything best over a meal."
- George Eliot
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.
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.
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.