Claude “Chef Garbo” Garbarino, owner and operator of Healthy Meals for Busy People, has taken top honors for Food Photo of the Year during the 2014 United States Personal Chef Association National Conference in Long Beach, California.
Jul. 31, 2014 – LONG BEACH, Calif. — Chef Claude Garbarino, a Certified Personal Chef, has been a member of the United States Personal Chef Association since she started Healthy Meals for Busy People in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004. In addition to her Personal Chef Service, Chef Garbo currently serves as Secretary for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the USPCA.
“Ever since I can remember I’ve been passionate about food and photography,” says Chef Garbo. “The two naturally came together when it was time to market my Personal Chef Service on my website.”
Judges for this inaugural competition consisted of professional members within the United States Personal Chef Association. The award was presented at the USPCA’s National Personal Chef Conference in Long Beach, California, on July 19. The conference drew personal chefs from throughout North America and from as far away as Zimbabwe.
Chef Garbo credits a class she took with 2014 USPCA National Conference keynote speaker Denise Vivaldo as the reason for her quality photos: “After taking Denise Vivaldo’s Master Food Styling Class, my business took off, and my food photos have been selling my service ever since because people eat with their eyes! I am honored to have won the Photo of the Year Award, as it acknowledges that I’m getting it right.”