Today, we have a really cool food job. Julie Miguel can be described as a woman who wears many hats and you’ll see in this episode how much she’s involved in. She’s a food stylist, food media expert, recipe developer, has been on TV multiple times on different stations, and her most important job; being a mother.
So this is a very fun interview and you’ll get a lot of really cool, practical tips for how to improve your food photography and recipe development skills. The most important thing in this interview is to really listen to Julie’s advice on achieving your goals.
Julie Miguel is a digital content producer with a specialization in food media as well as an active food blogger. The focus of her blog, Daily Tiramisu, is to empower home cooks to be fearless in the kitchen. She does this by taking traditionally difficult recipes and making them easier to execute. Cooking is something that Julie has always been fiercely passionate about. She began cooking after the tragic passing of her mother at age 15. She is not a trained chef, however, she is a home cook with a lot of real life experience who has trained with many well-known chefs. Julie continues to broaden her culinary experience through her work. In May of 2016, Julie completed a culinary training and Chinese culture program in Suzhou, China.
Julie’s food media career began after she placed 7th on the inaugural season of CTV’s MasterChef in Canada. Since then, she started her blog and has made numerous appearances on The Marilyn Denis Show and other national and local television channels. Julie continues to make regular appearances as a cooking segment presenter on television as well as hosting live events. She has partnered with many nationally recognized food and lifestyle brands and is the co-founder of Mami Umami, a program aimed at teaching youth, life skills in the kitchen. She has grown a significant social media following through her diverse work and continues to find innovative ways to engage her fans.
When she’s not developing recipes for her clients, Julie sits on the Program Advisory Council at Centennial College in Canada where she acts as an industry adviser for their Food Media program. She is also the Blog Award Chair for the Taste Canada Awards where she administers the Blog Award and also acts as the webmaster and Taste Canada Cooks the Books, Stage Assistant.
Her favorite thing to do, besides cooking, is spending time with her husband and two young boys.
- What makes a good food photograph
- How Master Chef Canada inspired and launched her food career
- Why you should have a personal website
What We Talk About
Organizing Your Week
Lady York Foods in Toronto
Merylyn Denis Segments – #1 Talkshow in Canada
Food Technology: 30 second food videos – For example, Tasty
Inspiration: The production crew for Master Chef
Kitchen Item: Meat Cleaver from China
Favorite Food: Pizza (Thin crust)
Advice to be a Food Stylist: Put yourself out there and sometimes, training doesn’t matter
Something Inspiring: Look at someone inspiring, and aspire to do the things they do