awards and prizes    

​James beard nominations:

  • Get Saucy, Best Single Subject Book 2005

  • Art of Summer Cooking: Best Recipes & Style, Cooking Recipes or Instruction, 2011

American express publishing "pubby" awards

  • Editorial Innovation, Food & Wine Kitchen-Insider FaceBook Chats, 2011
  • ​Editorial Innovation, Food & Wine Web Photo Shoots, 2009

blog & website    


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  • Tales of a Recipe Goddess,

  • Developed recipes, wrote & edited my own monthly F&W print columns including:

  • Power Pantry

  • Tasting & Testing

  • Chef's Recipes Made Easy

  • Fast

  • Grace in the Kitchen

  • F&W Handbook

 email:     website:     twitter: @recipegoddess     instagram: recipegoddess

Experienced food editor seeking leadership position in print, television and online media that leverages exceptional RECIPE DEVELOPMENT, food writing, editorial, styling, and front-of-camera experience.


Wrote, Produced & Headlined content across all media platforms​:

  • ​​Daily blog: Grace in the Kitchen, personal reflections on cooking and recipes

  • Wrote and co-starred in Simplify Your Life on Fine Living Network, offered on-camera advice on cooking, nutrition and kitchen design

  • Headlined numerous TV/Media segments: The Today Show, The Early Show, GMA, CNN, QVC, radio, live demos and more

  • Monthly spot on NY1 with Kristin Shaughnessy

  • Live Facebook/Twitter chats

  • Created online content: slide shows, recipes, video and photo demos

  • Wrote scripts and consulted on food related TV/Media appearances for Editor in Chief as well as my own appearances

food & wine magazine   1995-2013  Senior Test Kitchen Editor     

books, compilations & Contributions    

​author, contributor

  • Saved the company time and money and reduced waste by producing first-rate material without the need to retest or rewrite

  • Created content which contributed to a significant increase in page views, overall readership and subscription rates

  • Grace Parisi is the #1 searched chef on F&W's website

Executive chef: 


  • Taste Caterers

  • Tasteville, chef/owner

  • New York Parties

  • Food & Wine Executive dining room 


food stylist

  • Meal Kits: Marley Spoon recipe cards, promotional material, videos, & blog posts

  • Editorial: Oxmoor House-Joanne Weir, Sara Moulton, Emeril; Tales of a Recipe Goddess, Food & Wine, Redbook, Weight Watchers, McCall's, Newsday, New York Times  ​

  • Web: Food & Wine, Epicurious,, Serious Sweets

  • Commercial TV: Pepperidge Farm, Perdue, King's, Arby's, Jello, Burger King, McDonald's and more

OXMOOR HOUSE  2014-2015    

executive Food director

  • Redesigned and realigned the food department to reflect company-wide repositioning to compete in the high end trade market
  • Oversaw the food and image production of more than 75 cookbooks and other products per year. In partnership with TimeInc.'s magazines, including Cooking Light, Southern Living, Real Simple, Sunset and more as well as Lodge Cast-Iron Cookware, Weber Grills and Cabot Cheese.
  • Responsible for sourcing and bringing in new well-known authors and increasing their comfort levels 
  • Oversaw a team of 12 food stylists and recipe tester/developers who created and styled beautiful and delicious recipes
  • Created departmental efficiencies and streamlined procedures saving the company more than $100K annually
  • ​Oversaw book proposals, talent search, TOCs, book maps, shooting scripts, schedules, budgets, staffing, recruiting, workflow and more
  • Food Styled and Art directed photo shoots for Joanne Weir, Sara Moulton and Emeril Lagasse
  • Partnered with Jones Valley Teaching Farm for Family Suppers, a program that targets at-risk families to cook healthy meals together
  • Partnered with Magic City Harvest, a food recovery program that collects and redistributes food to families in need




  • Martha Stewart
  • Cooking Light
  • ​Food & Wine
  • ​Fitness
  • ​Epicurious
  • O Magazine
  • ​Serious Eats
  • Redbook
  • Woman's Day
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Health
  • Great American Home Cooking
  • Lasagna–  Fall, 2019

  • Martha Stewart Slow Cooker, Spring 2018

  • Quick Pickles–Quarry Books, Fall, 2016

  • Portlandia--Random House, 2014, Contributing author

  • Modern Family Cookbook--Oxmoor House, TBD Contributing author

  • Get Saucy--Harvard Common Press, 2005, Author (James Beard nominee Best Single Subject Book)

  • Summer Winter Pasta--William Morrow, 1997, Author

  • The Athlete's Palate Cookbook--Rodale 2009, Contributor

  • Best American Recipes, contributor, multiple issues

  • Food & Wine's Book Series: Soups & Stews; Entertaining; Pasta; Chef's Recipes Made Easy, Contributor/Staff

Martha & MarleySpoon  2016-2020    
Culinary Content manager for martha stewart's meal kit service

  • Created weekly menus through rigorous data analysis
  • Selected customer favorites (rerun recipes) based on visuals, recipe ratings, and skip rates
  • Assigned new recipes based on creation of “Perfect Menu” within protein, health, speed, and other criteria
  • Managed inventory usage (short term and long term)
  • Liaised closely with marketing to create special menus
  • Launched new products: Smoothies, Back-to-School special menus, Holiday special menus
  • Oversaw increase of menu offerings from 8 to 22 over 2 years
  • Increased & decreased pantry based on sales, usage, customer reviews, BBD, MOQ
  • Reviewed weekly data analysis based on skip rates, churn, and other data
  • Responsible for significant revenue increases through major reduction in skip rates for “do not like recipes” quarter over quarter
  • Oversaw, guided, and mentored test kitchen staff
    Created efficiencies and proficiencies in the test kitchen

  • Searched and hired new staff
  • Liaised closely with PR, procurement, and production departments
  • Sourced interesting, artisanal, cost-saving ingredients
  • Developed original recipes across all platforms
  • Edited recipes in Adobe Illustrator
  • Styled food for recipe cards and website
  • Cost recipes, create recipes within ingredient and cost parameters