My name is Giannina Gonzalez, I am a food stylist and a classically-trained chef in Manila, Philippines who has a good background in photography and multimedia arts. I have experience in both photo and video production for food segments, commercials and editorial projects.
I work with passion. I am very particular with the quality of my work and the satisfaction I bring to my work.
Get in touch with me: firstname.lastname@example.org
As far as I can remember, I have lived and breathed food because I come from a family of voracious eaters and lavish party hosts (which is not a bad thing at all). Being in a family of chefs (Cafe Ysabel), my daily routine has 90% food in it.
I finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts in De La Salle University Taft, where I decided to make my thesis into a food experience. I was a frustrated photographer back then, I loved portrait photography and made sure that I kept my hobby alive by converting our basement into a dark room for black and white prints. After that, I finished my Professional Culinary & Pastry Arts training at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies and flew off to the US to train under Delores Custer and Denise Vivaldo for food styling. I did a short apprenticeship with one of Australia’s top food stylists, Janet Mitchell, during my trip to Sydney & Hunter Valley in 2010.
I love traveling the world and sampling out all sorts of food, especially the local fare. I spend a lot of time looking for good quality, cheap eats around the city…and when I find one, I write my experience. Aside from food, I love photography and I do it as a hobby. I love to write about food and the experience it imparts on the people who eat it.
I set-up this blog so that I can practice more of my craft by recording my own food styling projects, aside from keeping track of all the lovely food I’ve been eating. My blog started in May of 2008.
Disclaimer: At the moment, I do not accept advertisements and I do not accept invites to do restaurant reviews. I think this is the best way for me to write an unbiased review for my site and its readers. My site is free to share with everyone but please ask the proper permissions prior to copying / downloading / hot linking to any of the articles or media found here. Please do not use any of the photos here, you can get in trouble should a big company who owns the copyright find it being used in your site or print materials.
Thanks for visiting! 🙂