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Top Chef.

this shoot was quite a bit different than what i normally cover, and you may recognize the fun faces you are about to see below. a little while back i got to shoot the Top Chef All-Stars for an event they were covering for Venn Strategies, LLC. Chef Carla Hall, Chef Spike Mendelsohn, Chef Mike Isabella, Chef Antonia Lofaso, and Chef Richard Blais were all there and i have to say the 5 of them together were like one big hilarious family. i got to hang out behind-the-scenes and experience the whirlwind of madness that is 5 chefs, 5 plated courses, and about 100 guests. i can definitely say there were combined moments of hilarity, jokes, stress, competitiveness, and determination (sometimes all at the same time)….but more importantly…the dishes were AMAZING! the All-Stars were nothing but completely welcoming of the random girl with the camera, and i got to try a little bit of everything in the kitchen. thanks to all of you for being so nice and for feeding me so well :)

for you Top Chef fans, if you are wondering, this was the menu::

First Course- Chef Carla Hall

Summer Vegetables and Hominy in Green Chili Broth

Second Course- Chef Spike Mendelsohn

Braised Pork Belly with Pickle Daikon

Third Course- Chef Mike Isabella

Slow Roasted Chicken with Baby Tomatoes, Prosciutto Bread Sauce

Fourth Course- Chef Antonia Lofaso

Poached Sea Bass, Shaved Fennel Corn Butter, Crab Vinaigrette

Fifth Course- Chef Richard Blais

Fried Brisket with Buttermilk and Cherry Tomato

and now…just a little behind-the-scenes action!



and if you’d like to try their amazing food for yourself- check out where you can find them below!

Chef Carla Hall- Alchemy by Carla Hall

Chef Spike Mendelsohn- Good Stuff Eatery , We, The Pizza

Chef Mike Isabella- Graffiato

Chef Richard Blais- Flip Burger Boutique

  1. Jason says:

    So cool!

  2. Cicely says:

    That was my dream shoot! So jealous! Awesome pictures!

  3. {a}strid says:

    thanks everyone- it definitely was awesome!!!

  4. Nathalie says:

    I’m showing Tia Marta and Andrea these awesome pics and Andrea says, “I wanna be like her when I grow up!” That’s you, Honey! A genuine role model! Love you!!! Proud of you!!! XO

  5. {a}strid says:

    haha that is too cute! :)

  6. […] this and Top Chef….i could definitely get into this whole food/event photography thing […]

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