Cheryl Collett

Dallas, TX USA

Professional Experience

Cheryl Ng Collett is the mama behind IttyBittyFoodies, a lifestyle blog for modern parents. This Aussie global gypsy has worked and lived in more than 12 cities. Cheryl Collett is a freelancer covering luxury travel, food and lifestyle for publications such as Dallas Morning News, DMagazine, CultureMap, VisitDFW, Stroller Traffic/Family Jaunts, Expedia, Citysearch, Where Magazine to name a few. She loves pigs and flashpacking round the world, and has been known to pair Birkenstocks with Chanel. She lives in house full of rambunctious boys – where life is not all peonies and Earl Grey tea parties – and relishes it. Follow her @ittybittyfoodies on Instagram


Content Editor (online)
15 Years
10 Years
15 Years


10 Years
15 Years
10 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
15 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
15 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

CultureMap (10+), Family Jaunts (3-5), Australians Abroad (3-5), DMagazine (10+), Where Magazine (3-5), Expedia (6-10), StyleSurfers (10+), Citysearch (10+), Dallas Morning News (10+), VisitDFW (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Artizone (10+), (10+), Food Network (1-2)

Work Samples

Dallas Morning News

(Dallas Morning News 6/2/2017)
Bacon Bouquets : unique gift idea
(Dallas Morning News 1/20/2017)
(Dallas Morning News 9/29/2016)
Luxury family travel story to the Grand Cayman highlighting family activities, accommodation at the Ritz Carlton and restaurant recommendations.
(Dallas Morning News 9/29/2016)
Seattle is expensive but here's a list of family friendly activities to do that costs nothing and will send you home with a bag full of fun.
(Dallas Morning News 9/29/2016)
Family travel in Costa Rica
(Dallas Morning News 12/21/2015)
Feature article on the front page of Arts & Life section of the Dallas Morning News on Korean town in Carrollton Texas.
(Dallas Morning News 5/9/2016)
(Dallas Morning News 5/9/2016)
Gifts for mom featuring the latest color trend from Pantone Institute.
(Dallas Morning News 5/9/2016)
Art & Life special feature on how to get families to make everyday, Earth Day.
(Dallas Morning News 5/9/2016)
Savory pastry made with beef and potatoes wrapped in puff pastry. So easy (and fun) to make that you can outsource it to your kids.
(Dallas Morning News 3/24/2015)
Jammit Jam! article
(Dallas Morning News 12/2/2014)
Social enterprise that donates a book every time you purchase a book from them
(Dallas Morning News 3/20/2012)
(Dallas Morning News 1/24/2012)
The Best from 20 years of Cooks Illustrated in one cookbook
(Dallas Morning News 8/10/2011)
Two page feature article in the Dallas Morning News food section. Where to find the best Bento Boxes in Dallas.
(Dallas Morning News 1/26/2011)
Little Aprons Bakery in Dallas
(Dallas Morning News 8/20/2011)
Joseph Joseph kitchenware
(Dallas Morning News 5/10/2011)
Double paged feature on Macarons in the Dallas Morning News
(Dallas Morning News 7/3/2005)
Summertime is perfect for getting together with friends, whether it's relaxing and mingling on the patio or picnicking under a canopy of trees. Tips on how to host the perfect summer soiree.
(Dallas Morning News 8/28/2011)
(Dallas Morning News 8/5/2005)
We are no strangers to fried desserts, from fried fruit pies to the ubiquitous fried ice cream. However, Tom Tom Asian Grill and Sushi Bar's creation truly takes the cake — fried cheesecake, that is.
(Dallas Morning News 9/28/2004)
This article appeared on the front two pages of the food section. The act of drinking hot tea often is associated with stuffy English tradition. And while many people may enjoy an afternoon of dressing up and eating dainty finger sandwiches, a new round of tea cafés is accessible to everybody (including men), at any time of day. If link doesn't work, click on Word File. Thanks! The mighty leaf is gaining popularity, and people are switching from a cup of Joe to a simple hot cuppa. Here, a look at tea styles, new and old.
(Dallas Morning News 7/18/2007)
Blue Goose Review for Dallas Morning News
(Dallas Morning News 1/29/2012)
Travel story - Shopping San Francisco's Urban Bazaar
(Dallas Morning News 10/5/2004)
How to Tim Tam Slam - an Australian tradition with Australia's favorite chockie bickie (chocolate cookie). If link doesn't work, click on Word File. Thanks.
(Dallas Morning News 12/3/2004)
The art of giving hostess gifts. If the link doesn't work, just click on the word document. Thanks.
(Dallas Morning News 11/9/2004)
Cookbook review from Magnolia Bakery in Manhattan. If link doesn't work, click on the Word file. Thanks.
(Dallas Morning News 5/23/2011)
Outstanding in the Field coming to Latte Da Dairy in Flowermound, October 19th 2011
(Dallas Morning News 6/17/2011)
Trunki - for trend setting globetrotters
(Dallas Morning News 9/21/2004)
New gourmet food store opening from Netherlands - Oil & Vinegar. If link doesn't work, click on Word file. Thanks.
(Dallas Morning News 4/8/2005)
At first sight, it is difficult to get excited about the passion fruit. Look for passion fruit with wrinkled, dimpled skin, such as the one in the background. They're ripe. The dull aubergine of the skin doesn't beckon like the lusty crimson of a strawberry. When you pick up the oval fruit, the paperlike weight doesn't conjure any promises of a ripe, juicy experience.
(Dallas Morning News 2/22/2006)
The 2,000 or so food and wine lovers who made it to Saturday's International Grand Tasting got up close and personal with more than 50 of Dallas-Fort Worth's favorite chefs while tasting a selection of 500 wines, spirits and premium beers.
(Dallas Morning News 2/8/2006)
The stars of the epicurean world will align with the city's food lovers at the second annual Savor Dallas weekend Feb. 16-18.

CultureMap (Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Ft Worth)

(CultureMap Dallas 5/23/2017)
(Austin Culture Map 8/25/2015)
Napa Valley with kids. Travel story on what to do, where to eat and how to travel with little ones
(Dallas Culture Map 8/25/2015)
How to have a staycation in Irving without the hassle of airfares. From gondola rides, art, music to an indulgent resort.
(CultureMap Dallas 10/7/2012)
Local bloody mary company - Garden District Bloody Mary's launches
(CultureMap Dallas 9/27/2012)
Foodie finds from the Metro Cooking Show featuring Bobby Flay and Paula Deen
(Culture Map Dallas 8/6/2015)
Family-friendly picks to inspire kids to try new foods
(Culture Map Dallas 8/6/2015)
(CultureMap Dallas 5/23/2017)
New baby food company in Dallas also caters to aged care.

Family Jaunts

(Family Jaunts for Stroller Traffic 12/17/2015)
Family Jaunts is a high end family travel site for StrollerTraffic and ScooterTraffic
(Family Jaunts 9/29/2016)
Family travel in Costa Rica -- hide and seek in thermal springs, tic tac toe in a volcano. There's lots to do for the whole family.



(Live Happy Magazine 4/6/2015)
(DMagazine 11/1/2005)
Interview with Dallas hottest cowboy chef
(Citysearch 5/12/2006)
Foodie temple hidden in Deep Ellum is worshiped with a cult-like fervor for its fresh ingredients, haute presentations and oh-so-hip decor.
(Citysearch 1/6/2006)
Restaurant review of the nationally known, French Room
(Citysearch 7/18/2007)
Hot scene-and-be-seen place offers stunning city views from the top floor of the ultra modern W Dallas Victory hotel.
(Citysearch 7/18/2007)
Swanky steakhouse at Victory Park with striking décor and modern American cuisine is a hot spot for beautiful people.
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
Historical Art deco hotel located in trendy Uptown melds period architecture, luxurious facilities with a quirky sense of style
(Citysearch 7/18/2007)
Stark minimalism meets cowboy cool at this towering 33 floor urban five star locale in the heart of Victory Park.
(Citysearch 7/18/2007)
Exquisite French American cuisine and service at this chef-owned Park Cities restaurant makes this truly one of Dallas’ culinary gems.
(Citysearch 4/3/2006)
Posh nosh for Uptowners with a sweet tooth featuring darling miniature cakes so intricate, they look like little masterpieces.
(CultureMap Dallas 9/25/2012)
Trend article on the latest restaurants that are kid friendly
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
Inventive modern American creations coupled with royal treatment keeps this Dallas institution fresh and at the top of its game
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
Classic Italian and contemporary American dishes attract Park Cities residents to this chic Oak Lawn supper club.
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
Acclaimed chef and hospitality entrepreneur, Charlie Palmer's superb Dallas debut is a destination for fresh elevated New American cuisine
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
A must-visit contemporary home decor store located in Victory Park caters to those with a penchant for rustic modern design.
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
Victory Park women's boutique features contemporary dresses, jewelry, handbags and accessories from new and upcoming designers.
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
A coffee lounge as swanky as its location keeps Victory Park residents perked up from morning till night
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
An Uptown urban sanctuary set in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel offers a blissfully relaxing experience for the body and soul.
(Australians Abroad 12/9/2004)
Glitz and glamour at LA LA Land's favorite celebrity spot doesn't disappoint, but the food does.
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
Famed Southwestern cooking by celebrity chef Dean Fearing in a chic Uptown restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
Internationally acclaimed hotel chain blends opulent Old World charm with modern five star creature comforts at this extravagant Uptown location
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
Nestled inside the historic Warwick Melrose Hotel, guests delight in an elegant dining experience at this New American restaurant
(Australians Abroad 11/1/2004)
The real life of an expat wife.
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
A modernist's gift shop filled with objects of envy at NorthPark Center is dedicated to art and good design.
(F!D Luxe 8/25/2005)
Why leave your boots bare-skinned when they can get their bling on with an original Boot Jill, a handmade piece of jewelry that hangs from your boot pull?
(Dallas Morning News 7/18/2007)
Zoe's Kitchen Review for Dallas Morning News
(Citysearch 2/20/2007)
Impressive array of fresh sushi and innovative dishes makes this intimate Uptown Japanese bistro one of Dallas' best.
(Citysearch 7/18/2007)
Located in the historic White Swan building at Victory Park, this music venue is a hotspot for performing artists.
(DMagazine 8/1/2004)
Travel feature on Seattle. Click on Word document as the website changes its articles each month.
(Citysearch 2/10/2006)
Chef-owned eatery sparks a culinary buzz among the cosmopolitan Highland Park set with inventive New American fare and stylish presentations.
(DMagazine 10/1/2004)
Feature food article on Penang Malaysian restaurant. Click on Word document as the website updates its articles each month.
(DMagazine 11/1/2004)
Feature food review - Saffron Room Click on Word document as the website changes its articles each month.
(Citysearch 6/5/2008)
Stylish Victory Park clothing store features a wide selection of men's and women's lines for the fashion savvy.
(D Magazine 1/1/2005)
Food review - Japanese sushi and hibachi restaurant
(Where Magazine 5/1/2005)
Every so often, Western wear makes its brand on the runways, and in 2005, cowboy couture is set to conquer new frontiers again. Western wear is no longer just for hard-ridin’, boot-scootin’ cowboys and cowgirls. There’s a new breed of urban cowboys in town, and this spring, Where’s favorite local retailers show you how to ride high in style without going to the prairie.
(Citysearch 2/27/2006)
Intimate neighborhood lounge set in mid-century modern Belmont Hotel is the perfect hangout for reclusive rock stars and artists.