Denise Vivaldo has been a food stylist in Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Originally a professionally trained chef catering in Hollywood, Vivaldo was discovered by Aaron Spelling and put to work on his television shows, building food presentations for the camera. Her company, the Denise Vivaldo Group, Inc., styles food for cookbooks, packaging, television, and film. Vivaldo won the 2010 IACP Award for Excellence in food styling. She resides in Los Angeles, California. Cindie Flannigan, a former think tank art director, began working with the Denise Vivaldo Group, Inc., in 2001 after graduating from culinary school. She styles food for print, television, and the internet, coordinates cookbooks, develops recipes, and teaches food styling classes. She resides in Venice, California.
"I didn't realize the power food styling had to transform a pile of recipes into an exquisite cookbook until I met Denise." --Kim Barnouin, New York Times bestselling author of Skinny Bitch "Denise brings her talent, flair, and lovely sense of humor to every show that we've produced together. She takes food to the next level!" --Stephen Kroopnick, executive producer, Iron Chef America "I have worked alongside Denise on many projects including cookbooks, recipes, and food styling for my infomercials. She is Julia Child and Bette Midler all rolled into one delicious lady. She is a talented chef with a fresh and creative imagination. She is a godsend to me." --Richard Simmons