What do you take your photos with?
What do you use to edit your photos?
Because I take most of my photos in natural light, I edit very minimally. I usually use the “photos” application on my Macbook Pro or VSCO Cam on my iPhone.
How do you choose where to eat out?
Selecting a restaurant is a very complex process for me. For recommendations I like to utilize a combination of word of mouth, networking through other food bloggers/instagrammers, and Chowhound. I try to avoid over-saturated applications or sites such as Google, Yelp, or Trip Advisor.
What is your favorite restaurant?
Without question one of the most difficult questions I’m asked! For the best answer to this question check out my Top 10 Places to Eat in Salt Lake City for my tried and true list of foodie spots in my hometown.
So Female Foodie is not your full time job?
No. I recently graduated in May with a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Utah (GO UTES!!!). I am a full time medical speech-language pathologist at a skilled nursing facility in the Salt Lake valley. I deal mostly with geriatric patients affected by traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and other degenerative diseases. I love helping people through this career and am still in awe that there is life after school. My parents supported me in this endeavor 110% and for that I am forever thankful.
How do you stay healthy?
Most people think I eat out every day, for every meal, 12 months a year. False. Although I certainly do eat out often (and without question more than the average person), I prioritize healthy eating when I’m at home and have found lots of satisfaction through running and hiking. I’m a novice runner but have somehow talked myself into training for my 4th marathon this spring and literally cannot wait. If I can do it, so can you!
I have a specific restaurant question- where do I ask?
Shoot me an email! I will respond as soon as I can – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you eat all of the food that you photograph?
I eat 100% of the food that I photograph and review. The exception to this is when I share photos of food from my husband’s plate. He always let’s me have a bite.
Do you like to cook?
I absolutely LOVE to cook and have opened a “recipe” section on Female Foodie. I enjoy creating things in the kitchen and attribute this love to my mother. She’s a master foodie herself and shares her original recipes and culinary expertise at A Bountiful Kitchen.
Does your husband just love eating all great food all the time?
My husband is my #1 fan. He is extremely supportive of all my endeavors with Female Foodie, whether that’s trying out a new restaurant, proof reading a blog post, or sharing creative ideas with me. He has inspired me to grow Female Foodie into a community and continuously cheers me on.
Do you ever post negative reviews?
No. I choose to not post negative reviews on Female Foodie for two main reason: 1) I refuse to take responsibility for negatively impacting a restaurant’s livelihood or success, regardless of the quality of dining experience they have to offer and 2) there are too many amazing restaurants to be excited about. I have specifically chosen to focus my energy on highlighting great experiences rather than wasting time on the negative ones.
Or about places that were just s0-so?
I have hundreds of photos from mediocre restaurants that I’ll simply never share. My mission at Female Foodie is to highlight only GREAT restaurant experiences- places I’d feel comfortable recommending to a close friend or family member. I will never post on a place I did not like, regardless of how great the photo is or how nice the server was.
I am a restaurant owner or brand manager. How can I get in touch with you for a collaboration?
Please visit my “work with me” page and fill out the contact form to discuss collaborations, free-lance photography, mentoring, etc.
What are your plans with Female Foodie?
Female Foodie initially began as a place where I shared great foodie experiences from my personal life. Being Salt Lake City based, most of these experiences were in Utah. This year I have expanded my recommendations from just me to a team of foodies across the nation. Together, it’s our goal to bring you the best restaurants and dining experiences across the country.
How can I become a Female Foodie?
Do you live for eating out? Are you the go-to reference among your friends for restaurant recommendations? Are you a perfectionist when it comes to taking photos of food? Apply to become a female foodie at the link *here*.
Where can I find you on social media?