Kelly Senyei is Content Producer for Gourmet Live, a new digital experience that lets users express, share and explore their passion for food and food culture in a brand new way. As Content Producer, Ms. Senyei is responsible for packaging, creating, styling and orchestrating content programming in the form of text, recipes, photos and videos for both the Gourmet Live app and the Gourmet Live blog. She also maintains Gourmet Live’s social media presence on the Web.
Prior to joining Condé Nast in August 2010, Ms. Senyei externed in the Food Network Kitchens, cross-testing recipes, cooking and preparing food for television productions, photo shoots and catering events, and evaluating kitchen products for a joint venture with Kohl’s department store. Prior to that, she studied at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City, graduating with highest honors. While there, she conceptualized and launched the school’s first ever official blog, DICED, chronicling the life of a culinary student.
Ms. Senyei is an accomplished food journalist. Her Just a Taste blog founded in October of 2008 has been featured in “Sites We Love” by SAVEUR magazine and “Food Blog of the Week” by The Foodie Blogroll. Ms. Senyei has been a regular contributor to KOBITV’s Smart Choices Healthy Lives television and online segments, is a Featured Publisher on Foodbuzz.com and appears in a monthly cooking segment on NBC’s NY Nonstop Foodies.
As a food writer, stylist, photographer and chef, Ms. Senyei has managed to combine her two passions: food and journalism. Ms. Senyei has a master’s degree in journalism from The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and a B.A. in Communications and Business from Northwestern University. She has worked as a production intern at Fox News Network, ABC Sports and Food Network, and she has written for FoodNetwork.com, Recipe Zaar, Food2.com, Living.com, and Glamour.com, as well as her own blogs. Her original recipes and photographs have appeared online and on-air at NBC affiliate KOBI-TV in Oregon and northern California. In 2010 she was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Food Photography by The International Association of Culinary Professionals.
When she’s not busy blogging or keeping up with the latest food media news and trends, Ms. Senyei can be found in her kitchen in New York City, experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes.