Carey Palenchar

Pittsburgh, PA USA

Professional Experience

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.


Copy Editor
7 Years
7 Years
Other, Specify
7 Years


9 Years
Other, Specify
9 Years


Academia Teaching
7 Years
Broadcasting - Ent - TV (Local)
4 Years
Newsletter - Consumer
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

9 Years

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

D'Artagnan (10+), 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

Technical Skills

Photo Editing, Web Design

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office, Photoshop, HTML


ThinkPad T510, Canon Digital Rebel, Gourmet Kitchen Equipment


International Association of Culinary Professionals


Writing Samples

How-to article on salt roasting
How-to article on roasted chicken
How-to article with three ideas on how to plan the perfect picnic

Recipe Samples

Recipe to accompany article on olive oil
Recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini performed live on TV