Recipe Development

PGF-Smoked-Kielbasa-and-Pasta-Salad-with-Lemon-Basil-DressingSouthwestern-Eggs-BenedictPaella-on-the-GrillPotato-and-Apple-Hash-with-Canadian-BaconChef Michele Morris is a professional recipe developer and food photographer available to help corporate clients by creating exciting recipes that showcase the client’s products.

Michele works with her clients to determine a set of recipes that clients believe will appeal to their customers, and then she develops the recipes and photographs the finished dishes.

Clients receive tested, edited recipes in the format they specify for print or online media, along with both high resolution images for use in packaging inserts and web-ready images for use online.

Previous clients include companies like Niman Ranch and Prairie Grove Farms.


  • $400 per recipe, includes recipe development and photography
  • Clients generally provide the food product for use in recipe testing

For fifteen years Michele has been developing her own recipes for her popular food blog and for numerous recipe columns in magazines and online. She is the author of two cookbooks, including Tasting Colorado, which won the Colorado Book Award for best nonfiction book. Michele was the food stylist and photographer for the book as well, and her photography helped it win a PubWest design award.