Recipe Developer & Food Stylist

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“Hello and welcome to my website.  My approach to food is similar to my approach in life; treat family, friends and colleagues with compassion and respect.  I LOVE food and the industry that supports it. I adore working on a team and have a tremendous respect for my clients, photographers and art directors as we make beautiful images together. If we haven't worked together yet, I look forward to our next food adventure!”

Nancy's portrait by Vince Noguchi


Contact Nancy Midwicki

Email: nanooinc@sympatico.ca

Phone:  416.802.1869


Who is Nancy, anyway?

In addition to having 30 years of food sciences under her belt, Nancy has a solid background in marketing and event planning. Over a 10 year period, Nancy owned and operated the Toronto Life Cafe in downtown Toronto, feeding hungry food editors and art directors from the neighbourhood. Nancy's success in the restaurant business was based on her ability to deliver delicious menus that reflected exactly what her customer wanted.  The Toronto Life Cafe grew quickly, expanding into catering with a client list of close to 300 loyal followers.  As Nancy's lunches made their way into photo studios, it was natural that her next foray into food be as a food stylist. Nancy's ability to "reinvent" food in delicious ways has proven to serve her well as a successful recipe developer. Her generous spirit, adventurous and creative approach to food styling means that your experience with Nancy will be organized, stress-free and fun.


Who does Nancy work with?

A large portion of her work encompasses packaging for most major brands, cookbooks, editorials and recipe development for large Canadian and U.S. food producers.  Over the past nine years, Nancy has styled numerous images for LCBO including seasonal promotional pieces, in-store signage, mini thematic magazines, and has developed many recipes to accompany wine and spirits.  Here is a short list of some of Nancy's clients:

 

 

AYLMER

BC WINES

BEST HEALTH MAGAZINE

BALDERSON

CARDINAL MEATS

CANADA BREAD

CAMPBELLS

CLOVERLEAF SEAFOOD

CATELLI

DARE

ELLE CANADA

ED SMITH 

GUACAMOLE GRILL

 

GQ MAGAZINE

KRAFT FOODS CANADA & US

KELLOGGS

LCBO 

LOBLAWS

LILLYDALE

LONGOS

METRO

NEIGHBOUR’S/PETRO CANADA

EXTREME BRANDS

NORDICA

OLIVES AND FETA

POST

PRIME RESTAURANTS

PINTY’S

PARMALAT

PENGUIN

SUNSET GRILL

SOBEYS

TORONTO LIFE

TURKEY FARMERS OF CANADA

WHITECAP

WALMART

 


What’s it like to work with Nancy?

 “Nance! What can I say? You never disappoint, always bringing 110% to every project, great ideas, tons of energy—I always know we'll end up with killer shots at the end of the day and we'll have fun in the process! Thanks for everything!”

—Kim Sewell: Designer, Owner Sewell Evans Design Group

 
"Thanks for all your awesome, hard work on Mucho! You make the job so easy for us all, and I know those burritos are challenging!
You keep it light and fun, even though you are doing the lion's share of the job.

Hope we work together again soon!

Mucho abrazos!
Leigh"


“I have had the pleasure of working with Nancy for the last nine years. A consummate professional, Nancy has an easy and relaxed way about her that always ensures a stress free set. Her sense of humor is contagious and has often eased the anxiety of a nervous client. Nancy is highly creative, intuitive and always delivers. She is a problem solver and a team player and still remains my first choice.

                                    - Monica McKenna, Photographer

I have to tell you how thrilled I am with the images we created, I think they are gorgeous, what a great team effort!

Thank you soooooo much!”

                                      - Kevin Hewitt, Photographer

"I was just looking through Quinoa 365 because we are reprinting it,  I'm sure we'll work on more projects together. Your food styling really helped to make Quinoa 365 the beautiful book that it is!"

                                    - Michelle Furbacher-Mayne, Whitecap Books

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Nancy at work portrait by Margaret Mulligan

 

Contact Nancy Midwicki

Email: nanooinc@sympatico.ca

Phone:  416.802.1869