Welcome and hello! I’m Jeanette, a Ridgewood, New Jersey based producer, cook, recipe developer/tester, food lover, content creator, party-planner and mom of 2 beautifully busy babes. Thanks for stopping by!
Many moons ago, I stumbled into an internship at the Emmy award winning Rachael Ray Show and it changed the course of my entire life. I often joke I did every job at that show – from intern to Emmy Award winning Supervising Producer. I spent 17 years coming up with show ideas, producing incredible food talent and working alongside the literal best in the biz.
As far as why you may know my face (or watermelon sculptures!), you may have seen me help Rach keep her buns and bread extra toasty, having lots of fun co-hosting Rachael Ray Show’s Facebook LIVE videos, as well as some more on-camera food segments, YouTube original series, Does This Work!? , all while continuing to juggle bottles of EVOO, recipe developing, food styling in the prep kitchen.
The show ended in 2023 and it has been the freelance life for me since. I have been lucky enough to get to work with Kardea Brown on her incredible series, Delicious Miss Brown, have been a special contributor and speaker for the Specialty Food Association, a recipe developer for TODAYtable, contributing writer to EatingWell and finally getting to spend some time on projects I’ve been working on with my catering business, selling antipasto trees, candy bouquets and lots more.
I’ve traded in the juggling of EVOO bottles for the juggling of schedules of 2 kids 3 and under and turns out, they are equally as slippery and fragile. Jokes aside, mom life has changed me in ways I could have never imagined and getting to share life with them in our beautiful community means everything to me.
I post allllll the food, work and life things on my Instagram page, please follow below and join along for the ride. I promise you won’t leave hungry
Thanks again for visiting the site and make sure to reach out and say hi!
P.S. Gigantic hugs and sincere thanks to my dear friend, Emily Rieger for her help with many of the beautiful food photos on this page!