Live TV food segments, satellite media tours, cookbooks, packaging, promotional pieces, brand activation, Dan Macey of dantasticfood, Inc. has years of experience working to make food mouth-watering and eye-appealing for the camera.
Macey works along side corporate food clients, publishers, television production firms, photographers, advertising and marketing agencies and retailers to create food images that will keep clients and the consumer hungry.
Creative interaction with top company officials, brand managers, advertising agencies, television producers, editors and leading culinary professionals gives Macey a unique perspective on food marketing, packaging and promotions. His forthright but constructive advice is valued from the photo studio to the board room.
Macey is one of the country's leading culinary stylists. His work can be seen on national morning talk shows; national television commercials; as well as cookbooks and on food packaging on grocery retailers' shelves. He has worked along side many noted food professionals including Emeril Lagasse, Lidia Bastianich, Jacque Pepin, Tyler Florence, Rocco Dispirito and Alton Brown. Corporate food styling clients have included Campbell Soup, Kraft, Unilever, French's, McCormick Spices, the Pork Board, Sodexo and Ahold Supermarket chains. He also likes to work with smaller, artisanal food companies to enhance their branding.
He is a sought-after speaker on food presentation and food styling at seminars and has spoken many food professional conferences. He also has an eye to the past as a way to prepare for the future and is actively involved in historic foldaways groups. He was recently one of the noted food authors who contributed to Savoring Gotham, a history of New York food published by Oxford University Press.
He also works with food companies developing recipes concentrating on consumer-friendly, easy-to-make meals with client ranging from Ortega to Sodexo to Kingsford Charcoal.
His passion for food is transferred to other by teaching hundreds of advocational cooking classes and student classrooms. Macey feeds his interest in learning more about various cuisines by traveling and experiencing culture through its people and foldaways. He enjoys selecting his own ingredients at a local community supported agricultural farm.