Under the olive tree in Saint Remy de Provence

Under the olive tree in Saint Remy de Provence

Tracy Wood

Food is my passion, and my life.

Sourcing the best ingredients, lovingly preparing them, making them look beautiful on a plate and creating tastes that transport you to another world, my single goal.

Although I began my working career as an art director I soon switched to my first love – food – starting my own catering business. Fortunately the business took off. I soon counted global merchant banks, a national jewellery retailer among my regular clients, as well as a healthy sprinkling of well-heeled private citizens.

Not quite doing an about face, a few years later, I found myself back in the world of advertising; but this time as a food stylist rather than art director. At last I had found my place at the table. Since then I have focussed all my energy on recipe creation, food preparation and food styling for television, magazine, print and social media.

When I’m not professionally engaged I just do it for fun, because the world of food is this ever changing, always fascinating, and never boring place to socialise. And because food is not just fuel for your body but a sharing experience that brings people together, I like taking every opportunity to share food stories, recipes, inspiration and images with other like-minded food junkies.

Recently I completed a 6-week season cooking and food styling for Chateau de Gudanes in France. What a special treat.

Current clients and friends include Global Giants: Aldi, Woolworths and Costco. And dedicated local producers: Meredith Dairy, Castagna Vineyard, Gamila (Beechworth), PM Fresh, Delectable Dishes and Moonacres Farm. Recent projects include: Hank’s Jam, Mastro & Co, Arnott’s, Tiger Beer, Weight Watchers and Ikea. And, let’s not forget the French connection, Chateau de Gudanes.

So here we go, join my table and enjoy.

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