Recipe Testing

The sound of slicing mushrooms, tasting pasta, stewing shellfish in a bath of tomatoes, parsley and garlic, and serving it to a home full of friends with wine and a lively playlist makes me happy to no end. Dive into my experience below:

Recipe Tester and Blogger for Saveur Magazine and, Brandon MayaSaveur Magazine
Saveur means flavor in French and this award-winning publication makes international cuisine approachable to the home cook. I tested and wrote published recipes like Whole Baked Red Snapper with sausage, fennel and olives from Portugal and black seaweed salad from Hawaii.


  • Write recipes for magazine features using a user-friendly format
  • Procure gourmet produce, meats, spices and unique fare
  • Cook and enhance international recipes for magazine features
  • Style recipes for photo shoots, based on magazine’s look and feel
  • Prepare sets and cuisine for food filming


Handmade by Brandon Maya:
Panko crisp shrimp lollipops, crepe bundles with creme fraiche and caviar, fried pickles, seared lamb chops with parsnip puree…

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