I know this much to be true: Recipe testing and editing are crucial to the success and legacy of a recipe. My years of experience in testing have proven to me that no two ovens are alike, and therefore testing is crucial to the success of a recipe in every home.

This is why I am a recipe tester. I have spent the last seven years testing for a variety of mediums. I also work as a Head Recipe Tester for new cookbooks. My job includes personally testing each recipe and managing a team of 20 to 80 testers from around the world, i.e. coordinating schedules, gathering findings, creating recipe reports, and formatting and editing recipes. This helps the author maintain his/her sanity, and keeps him/her on track.

I develop, write, and photograph recipes for:

I have written and edited recipes for:


I have tested for online publications, including:


Cookbooks I have worked on as a Head Recipe Tester include: 

Cookbooks in which I have tested recipes include:


I would love to work with you on your next project. Contact me today with any questions.



"A cookbook is only as good as its worst recipe." ~Julia Child
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