Custom Recipe Development

Flagrant Flavors

Good recipes are essential to empowering a home cook. And, not all recipes are created equal. Nothing is more disappointing than a poorly written recipe – it frustrates the cook, it wastes great ingredients and it leaves a bad taste. But worst of all, it misses the opportunity to celebrate – an occasion, a perfect piece of produce, a meal with friends.

I love to cook and know recipes. A carefully crafted recipe can make a meal sing. As a global flavor expert, I bring unique flavors together, while keeping a cultural or geographic integrity to the dish. Unlike many trained chefs, I am experienced in the art of balancing editorial with flavor and science. And, my background in marketing adds creative product positioning to the mix.

I can create recipes to any specification you can imagine: simple (complicated!), healthy (or not), quick, low XXX and high flavor. Limitless possibilities. I have worked extensively with trade associations, food and beverage producers, appliance manufacturers, and even cruise lines.


Recipe Development Clients

Recipe Development Clients

Custom Recipes for Clients

November 19, 2017
Gentleman Jack kicks up this ginger pumpkin cheesecake a full notch!

Gobble Gobble: Pumpkin Ginger Cheesecake

Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe Time is nigh for setting the table and facing that big ole mess we call family…and all that that entails. This seems […]
January 30, 2017
Ready for Kick Off

Kicked Up Kick Off Chili

Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe It’s last call for #NationalSoupMonth, and we are in the final countdown for Super Bowl LI. It seems like a good time […]
February 2, 2015

Plum Glazed Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

This ‘Taste of the Tropics’ works all year long. Throw the shrimp on the grill in the summer, or broil when it’s too cold outside, while […]
February 2, 2015

Roasted Vegetable Napoleon

Beets and goat cheese are a match made in heaven. Adding the goat cheese to roasted potatoes elevates this root vegetable appetizer to a whole new […]
February 2, 2015
Island Ceviche

Island Ceviche with Tropical Fruit

Taste the Tropics.  Lime-cured fish, spicy jalapeños and tropical fruit.  It’s a fruity fresh twist on a traditional recipe. Ingredients 1/2 pound medium shrimp, shelled and […]
January 18, 2015

Roasted Fresh Chilean Blueberry Mulligatawny Soup

This fragrant soup will warm your soul on a cold winter day. Spices and ginger create an exotic perfume and are the perfect counterbalance to roasted […]
January 18, 2015

Roasted Fresh Chilean Blueberry-Stone Fruit Crumble

A-comfy-cozy-warm-and-toasty-sit-by-the fire-and-sip-port-dessert. Cutting the butter that normally makes a command performance in the topping, this dessert weighs in at only 117 calories and 2 grams of […]
November 15, 2014

Rockin’ Moroccan Pita Pocket

Coriander, cumin, garlic and lemon zest bring back immediate memories of the perfume of grilled meats on the streets of Casablanca.  This recipe brings all those […]
November 3, 2014
Warm Thai Peanuts

Warm Thai Peanuts

The perfect balance of sweet and heat.  These nuts incorporate the sassy tastes and bold aromatics of Thai cuisine. Ingredients 8 cups of raw peanuts 1 […]