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  Carey Palenchar
Professional/Personal Overview
  Need the perfect recipe or culinary article for your magazine, newsletter, or website? As a recipe developer, Carey Palenchar has the creativity, curiosity, patience and attention to detail to create tailored recipes of all skill levels. Her culinary arts degree combine with seven years of experience developing recipes for cooking classes, grocery store newsletters, cookbooks, TV cooking shows, and promotional recipe cards. Carey completes every recipe with a captivating headnote, serving suggestions, and ideas for variations. Carey is also a meticulous tester for existing recipes and is able to edit recipes to your exacting standards. Carey applies this same attention to detail when serving as a copy editor for cookbooks. Also a food writer, Carey shares her love of cooking through how-to articles and pieces full of creative food ideas. Carey rounds out her culinary proficiency with experience performing live cooking demonstrations and food styling for print and TV.
Work Info
Copy Editor 7 Years
Writer 7 Years
Recipe Writer 7 Years
Food 9 Years
Cooking/Recipes 9 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
9 Years
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
D'Artagnan (11+), Heinz (3-5), Kellogg's (1-2)
Other Work History
Food Marketing Manager & Cooking School Manager, Giant Eagle Market District

Cooking Instructor, Crate Cooking School

Cooking Instructor, Gaynor's School of Cooking

Assistant Manager & Staff Culinary Professional, Dierbergs School of Cooking
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office, Photoshop, HTML
Technical Skills
Photo Editing, Web Design
ThinkPad T510, Canon Digital Rebel, Gourmet Kitchen Equipment
International Association of Culinary Professionals
BS (Computer Science), Washington Univeristy, cum laude
AOS (Culinary Arts), L'Ecole Culinaire, number 1 in class
Attended Symposium for Professional Food Writers at Greenbrier, 2010
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Pittsburgh, PA. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Writing Samples  
(D'Artagnan website, 7/29/2011)
How-to article on roasted chicken
(D'Artagnan website, 7/19/2011)
How-to article on salt roasting
(D'Artagnan website, 6/3/2011)
How-to article with three ideas on how to plan the perfect picnic
Recipe Samples  
(Edible Allegheny, 3/1/2010)
Recipe to accompany article on olive oil
(KDKA Pittsburgh Today Live, 1/1/2010)
Recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini performed live on TV
Contact Info
  Carey Palenchar
Pittsburgh, PA 

E-Mail: chef@careypalenchar.com
Website: http://www.CareyPalenchar.com