Work With Me
Want to partner with me on a project? There are many ways we can work together:
1. Writer and Editor
I am available for writing; ghost writing, freelance editing, as well as recipe development and recipe editing. For writing projects please contact me directly: virginia@ virginiawillis.com.
2. Brand Ambassador
If you are looking for someone to represent your brand and the fit is right, I can be your product ambassador. Ambassadorship can be through a series of blog posts, mentions on social media, or in person. I'm also available for on-camera work. For more information about this, please contact Jaimee Constantine at The Lisa Ekus Group. jaimee@ lisaekus.com or (413) 247-9325.
See the Clients section page for a list of some of the companies and brands I've worked with. I work for compensation - not in exchange for product or “exposure”.
3. Company or Brand Events
Invite me to attend your event and learn about your product, cause, or contest, food celebrity endorsement, etc.For more information about this, please contact Jaimee Constantine at The Lisa Ekus Group. jaimee@ lisaekus.com or (413) 247-9325.
I'm available to represent and/or accompany brands on trips as a travel and food writer and photographer. I love to share my experiences on the road with my readers. For more information about this, please contact Jaimee Constantine at The Lisa Ekus Group. jaimee@ lisaekus.com or (413) 247-9325.
5. Product Reviews
If you have a product, cookbook, appliance, etc. that will be of great value to Virginia Willis readers, let me know. If it's a good fit for my site, I may host a giveaway for you. For more information about this, please contact Jaimee Constantine at The Lisa Ekus Group. jaimee@ lisaekus.com or (413) 247-9325.
6. Media Training: Get out of the kitchen and into the spotlight!
Cooking classes, TV appearances, and spokesperson demonstrations require special skills and thorough planning. Ultimately, anyone committed to improving his or her performance in front of an audience live or media will benefit from this course. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics covered include:
Specific learning objectives include:
7. Digital Media and Television Production
With over 15 years experience in TV cooking shows I have been involved in the production of over 1000 episodes. Content development, script-writiing, and culinary producer. My work includes:
For more information contact: email@example.com
9. Culinary Consulting
Need professional or private kitchen design? Need to equip a professional or private kitchen? Let me work for you. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Something else? Have another idea you'd like to pitch? I'd love to hear it. Let's work together!
Download Virginia's profile sheet (PDF)
"Virginia Willis can do anything. Virginia can step into a project that is in chaos and calmly, positively, organize and get it done."- Shirley O. Corriher, Author of CookWise
"Virginia Willis has shown an extraordinary excellence at a wide range of culinary activities. She is well trained, classically and in American cuisine, particularly Southern. I've loved working with her and would recommend her for nearly any culinary related activity."- Nathalie Dupree, Southern cooking authority
"Virginia is one of strongest branches on my own personal networking tree—her skill for putting the right people together to create an entirely new phenomenon is a wonder to behold! She charms our customers with her amazing food knowledge, delivered in an easy, accessible and personable style!" - Cheryl Galway, Whole Foods Market, Regional Marketing Director, South Region
"Delicious! That describes the recipes developed for us by Virginia Willis Culinary Productions. We gave them very little lead-time and they were able to meet our requirements with time to spare. We were extremely pleased with the work they did for us and wouldn't hesitate to utilize them again for future development." - Cheryl Mangus, Assistant Project Manager for Fresh Express
"Watching Virginia cook in front of a crowd is a study in organization meets artistry. Her enthusiasm for getting it right and her focus on detail is inspiring. She shares the joy of creating recipes inspired by world travel or perhaps just a perfect July tomato." - Carolyn O'Neil, Author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous!, former CNN Food & Health Correspondent
"As a cooking teacher Virginia's depth of experience and knowledge in the culinary world combined with her passion, creativity, and great personality can culminate in nothing but pleasure for the student. And, it will certainly be beneficial that she knows how to manage a project - she's on time, on target, and on budget. I can give her nothing less than my highest recommendation." - Mary Moore, Owner Cook's Warehouse
"Virginia Willis is a godsend. Not only does she know how to write a recipe that even a novice could follow, but also an engaging story that will entice them to start making a grocery list. Although her culinary credentials are impeccable, her style is friendly and accessible, and her passion and enthusiasm for all things food-related is contagious. Her copy never fails to come in before deadline, clean, and error-free. Her name should be an every newspaper or magazine food editor's Rolodex!" - Susan Puckett, Food Editor for The Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Virginia Willis was first a trainee and then a member of staff with LaVarenne Cooking School in Burgundy, France. Our training is rigorous and she emerged with flying colors. I'd hire her again any day!" - Anne Willan, Founder and Director of Ecole de Cuisine LaVarenne
DISCLOSURE TO READERS: I am sometimes compensated to work with brands and companies and am involved in various other food-related projects.
I do not accept payment to publish positive feedback on a product.
All opinions in my written posts are entirely my own.