Hey! I'm Cara, the creator, recipe developer, photographer, videographer and food stylist of The Gourmet Bon Vivant. I'm passionate about food and entertaining, and I love it when those two things come together. I've been cooking for as long as I can remember, and nothing brings me more joy than creating recipes to share with my family and friends.
I love a challenge in the kitchen, so my recipes are designed to stretch the home cook outside of their comfort zone. It could be with a new cooking technique, a unique flavor combination, or hosting a cocktail party for the first time. The idea of helping home chefs create restaurant quality meals from the comfort of their own kitchen makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside 🙂
Here's How I bring Value:
Food Styling, Videography & Photography: I have over a decade of experience as a videographer, journalist, and professional writer for major broadcasting companies. I've taken these skills and channeled them into food photography and videography. Whether it's through Instagram reels, posts, stories, TikTok videos, YouTube, or any other channel, I know how to tell a story that engages and audience through video and visual images.
P.S. As a former broadcaster, I'm also very experienced being on-camera and with voiceover work, and I'm happy to partner with you for personality-driven projects.
Restaurant Photography & Videography: Possibly the only thing I love more than cooking and eating at home is dining out. Restaurants and chefs are a constant source of inspiration and amazement to me. I love collaborating with the visionaries that have such a big impact on our culture, and how we connect with one another to bring their stories to life in a way that makes sense with their brand. I'm here to curate a visual experience through photography, videography, styling, and editing that will create an irresistible atmosphere and experience for your ideal customer.
Recipe Development: Getting to flex my creative muscles in the kitchen is my favourite way to spend a Saturday. (Fun fact: my family hosts "Iron Chef" competitions with secret ingredients to see who can come up with the best recipe on the spot. I
usually always win). If you need a unique take on one of your ingredients, especially dressing it up with a gourmet spin, I'm here for you!