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Nancy S. Hughes: Food consultant and healthy recipe developer for some of the top food organizations in the nation.

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  • Nancy S. Hughes Web Bio

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    Nancy S. Hughes is a nationally recognized author and authoritative food consultant. She has written 17 nationally published cookbooks as well as developed recipes for 60 additional cookbooks with over 7,000 published recipes to her credit.

    Nancy’s culinary arts degree and over 25 years of experience have taken her from being director of a cooking school to recipe developer, author, consultant, lecturer, and national spokesperson for some of the top tier companies.

    Her company, N.S. Hughes, Inc., serves culinary clients throughout the United States and Canada. Nancy has been privileged to work with major food companies, health-focused organizations, food councils and lifestyle magazines, including: Nestle, Betty Crocker, Del Monte Foods Inc., J. M. Smucker’s, Pompeian, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Canola Council, USA Rice Federation, National Pork Board, Cooking Light, Weight Watchers, Better Homes and Gardens, Diabetic Cooking and Clean Eating magazines.

    Nancy has extensive experience in culinary media work including satellite and radio media tours, video presentations, food and prop styling, food photography and recipe development. Her recipe development ranges from traditional to healthy lifestyle recipes including specific-need recipes, such as heart healthy, diabetic, and gluten-free.

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  • Nancy S. Hughes Resume

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    Nancy S. Hughes

    Cookbook Author | Food Consultant | SpokespersonNancy Hughes
    Recipe Developer | Culinary Media Specialist

    Daphne, Alabama 36526
    Office: 251-626-0252
    Email: info@nancyshughes.com
    Web: www.nancyshughes.com

     

    Objective: Specialist seeking challenging opportunity in culinary concept work, recipe development, and spokesperson involvement for a corporate team.

    Experience 2009-Present

    • Pompeian, Inc.: Recipe Developer, 2014, 2015
    • Del Monte Foods, Inc.: Recipe Developer, Food Consultant/Advisor, Food Photography including Food/Prop Styling, Nutritional Analysis. 2012 to present. Featured Chef at American Dietetic Association National Conference, 2012.
    • Jungbunzlauer: Recipe Developer, Product Development 2014, 2015.
    • Canola Council: Spokesperson, Featured Chef at IACP National Conference 2013; Recipe Developer. 2013, 2014, 2015.
    • Canola Council in Conjunction with University of Alberta: Cookbook Recipe Developer, Consultant. 2013.
    • Red Raspberry Commission: Recipe Developer, Food and Prop Stylist, Photography, Consultant, Spokesperson. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
    • DeCecco: Consultant, Recipe Testing, Revisions, and Nutritional Analysis. 2013, 2014, 2015.
    • American Diabetes Association: Food Photography and Videos, Keynote Speaker, Diabetes 4 Life Event, Pensacola Civic Center,
    • Author:
    • 1 Cookbook, 2016, titles to be announced.
    • Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook, 2015.
    • Diabetes Carb Control Cookbook, 2014.
    • The Diabetes Fast-Fix Slow-Cooker Cookbook, 2014.
    • Gluten Free Recipes for People with Diabetes, Co-Author 2013.
    • 15-Minute Diabetic Meals Cookbook, 2010.
    • American Heart Association: Recipe Developer,
    • Go Fresh Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, 2014.
    • Go Red For Women, Clarkson Potter, 2013.
    • Eat Less Salt, Clarkson Potter, 2013.
    • Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2012.
    • Quick and Easy Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2010.
    • Meals In Minutes Cookbook. 2nd Edition. Clarkson Potter, 2010.
    • No -Fad Diet Cookbook. 2nd Edition. Clarkson Potter, 2009.
    • Healthy Family Meals Cookbook. 2009.
    • J. M. Smucker Company: Recipe Developer for Web and Pinterest, Database Work. 2012, 2013.
    • Maille: Recipe Development, 2013.
    • Cooking Club Magazine: Recipe Developer, 2011, 2012, 2013.
    • Clean Eating Magazine: Recipe Developer. 2011, 2012.
    • USA Rice Federation: Recipe Developer, Food Consultant/Advisor. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
    • Cooking Light: Recipe Developer, Cooking Light’s The Gluten-Free Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2010-2011. Lead Recipe Developer, Cooking Light’s Fresh Food Fast Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2009.
    • Canola Council in conjunction with American Diabetes Association: Spokesperson, Sole Recipe Developer, Video Presentations, and National Satellite and Radio Media Tours and Author for The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen Cookbook, 2009-2010.
    • Canola Growers Association National Conference: Speaker, 2010.
    • Kao Health and Nutrition: Web Recipe Developer, Menu Planner, Food and Prop Stylist, and Food Photography. 2009, 2010.
    • Smart Balance: Featured Chef, National Conference for the American Dietetic Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2009.
    • Idaho Potato Commission: Recipe Developer. 2011, 2012.
    • Pompeian, Incorporated: Consultant, Recipe Developer. 2011, 2012.
    • Publications International, Ltd: Recipe Developer, Diabetic Cooking Magazine. Every bimonthly issue 2008-present.
    • Better Homes & Gardens: Recipe Developer, Diabetic Living Magazine. 2011, 2012, 2013.
    • Weight Watcher’s: Lead Recipe Developer, Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2010 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2009.

     

    2004-2008

    • Smart Balance: Consultant, Recipe Developer, Spokesperson.
    • American Diabetes Association: Author, The Four Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook. 2007.
    • Weight Watcher’s: Recipe Developer,
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2009 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2008.
    • Weight Watcher’s 5 Ingredients, Fifteen Minute Meals Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2008.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2008 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2007.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2006 Cookbook. 2005.
    • Weight Watcher’s: Lead Recipe Developer, Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2005 Cookbook. 2004.
    • American Heart Association: Recipe Developer,
    • The New American Heart Association Cookbook. 8th Edition. Clarkston Potter; 2008.
    • Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook. 4th Edition. Clarkson Potter, 2008.
    • Low-Salt Cookbook. 3rd Edition. Clarkson Potter, 2006.
    • No-Fad Diet Cookbook. 2005.
    • The New American Heart Association Cookbook. 7 th Ed. 2005.
    • American Diabetes Association with American Heart Association: Recipe Developer, Diabetes & Heart Healthy Meals for Two Cookbook. 2008. Lead Recipe Developer, Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook. 2004.
    • Publishing Group of America Inc: Contributing Editor, Recipe Tester, Consultant, and Contest work,
    • American Profile Hometown Get-Togethers Cookbook. 2008.
    • American Profile Hometown Recipes for the Holidays Cookbook. 2007.
    • IACP Test Kitchen Committee Panel: Speaker, 2004 IACP Conference.
    • Publications International, Ltd: Lead Recipe Tester, all food divisions. Writer, Recipe Developer, Contributing Editor, Easy Home Cooking magazine bimonthly column 2005-2007.
    • Recipe Developer, Best Recipes Magazine.
    • Diabetic Cooking Magazine and Best Recipes Magazine. 2006.
    • Reiman’s Taste of Home Diabetic 2006 Annual Cookbook. 2006.
    • Reiman’s Taste of Home Diabetic 2005 Annual Cookbook. 2005.
    • Easy Home Cooking Magazine. 2005.
    • Reiman’s Taste of Home Diabetic 2004.
    • Annual Cookbook. 2004.
    • Nestle USA: Recipe Developer.
    • Canola Council: Recipe Developer.
    • American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International: Lead Recipe Developer,
    • Go Red for Women. 4th Edition. 2008.
    • Go Red for Women. 3rd Edition. 2007.
    • Go Red for Women. 2nd Edition. 2005.
    • Go Red for Women. 1st Edition. 2004.
    • USA Rice Federation: Food Consultant, including website and national contest judge, recipe development, nutritional analysis, and research.
    • Relish Magazine: Recipe Developer, 2006.
    • Cooking Club Magazine: Recipe Developer, 2006-2007.
    • Cooking Light Magazine: Recipe Developer, Superfast column 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
    • Better Homes and Gardens: Recipe Developer, Better Homes Gardens Cook Once, Eat Twice Cookbook. Meredith Books, 2006. Recipe Developer, Better Homes and Gardens, Diabetic Living Magazine. 2006.
    • Atkins: Recipe Developer, Atkins Cookbook. 2006.
    • American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International Ltd.: Lead Recipe Developer, Healthy Recipes Kids Love. 2005.
    • ConAgra Foods: Database Update Specialist, including editing, research, rewriting, nutritional analysis, and consultation.
    • International Association of Culinary Professionals: Speaker, 2004 National Conference.
    • McCormick’s: Lead Recipe Developer, “A Taste for Health” 2004.

     

    1990-2003:

    • Weight Watcher’s: Lead Recipe Developer, 4 cookbooks.
    • The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association: Spokesperson.
    • American Heart Association: Recipe Developer, 5 cookbooks.
    • American Diabetes Association: Author, 2 cookbooks, Food Stylist.
    • Cooking Light, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury: Lead Recipe Developer.
    • Publication’s International Ltd., McCormick, Cooking Club of America, Better Homes and Gardens, McCormick, the National Pasta Association, Lawry’s, Reynolds, Cooking Pleasures, Diabetic Cooking, Heart Healthy, Easy Home Cooking, Weight Watcher’s and Cooking Light Magazine: Recipe Developer.
    • Land O’ Lakes: Book Leader/Editor.
    • The Village Peddler Cooking School: Director, Concept Developer, and Instructor, Fairhope, Alabama.
    • Pillsbury: Recipe Developer.

    Education

    • Media Training Certification, The Lisa Ekus Group, 2007
    • Culinary Arts Degree, summa cum laude, Faulkner State College, 2001
    • Interior Design Degree, Atlanta School-Interior Design, 1971

     

    Awards

    • National Canadian Agri-Marketing Award, Special Publication category for Heart Smart Diabetes Kitchen Cookbook. 2010
    • Woman of the Year, National Association of Professional Women, 2010
    • National Health Information Awards-Silver for Quick & Easy Low Carb Cooking. 2004
    • Summa cum laude award in Culinary Arts, 2001
    • USA Today All-Alabama Academic Team Award, 2000
    • Alabama Hospitality & Tourism Industry Scholarship American Culinary Federation Scholarship for 2 years, 2000
    • Bronze Medal for Culinary Achievement, 2000
    • President’s List, Faulkner State College, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
    • Dean’s List, University of South Alabama, 1975

     

    Memberships:

    • International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP); American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

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    Cookbooks by Nancy S. Hughes

    • Diabetes Carb Control Cookbook, American Diabetes Association, 2015.
    • Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook, American Diabetes Association, 2015.
    • The Diabetes Fast-Fix Slow-Cooker Cookbook, American Diabetes Association, 2014
    • Gluten-Free Recipes, American Diabetes Association, 2013
    • 15-Minute Diabetic Meals Cookbook. American Diabetes Association, 2010.
    • Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen Cookbook. Canola Info and American Diabetes Association, 2010.
    • 1500 Calorie-A-Day Menu Cookbook. McGraw Hill Publishers, 2008.
    • 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook. American Diabetes Association, 2007.
    • Quick & Easy Low-Carb Cooking. American Diabetes Association, 2003.
    • Last Minute Meals for People with Diabetes. American Diabetes Association, 2002.
    • The New Chili Cuisine Cookbook. Contemporary Books, 1996.
    • The Health-Smart/Dollar-Wise Cookbook. Berkley Publishers, 1995.
    • The Low-Fat 150-Calorie Dessert Cookbook. Berkley Publishers, 1994.
    • The 1200-Calorie-A-Day Menu Cookbook. Contemporary Books, 1994.
    • The 300-Calorie One-Dish Meal Cookbook. Contemporary Books, 1991.
    • The Four-Course 400-Calorie Meal Cookbook. Contemporary Books, 1991.

    Cookbooks with Recipes Developed by Nancy S. Hughes

    • American Heart Association’s Go Fresh Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2014.
    • Cooking Light’s Pressure Cooking Made Simple Cookbook, Oxmoor House, 2015.
    • American Heart Association’s Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2012.
    • American Heart Association’s Quick and Easy Cookbook, 2nd Edition, Clarkson Potter; 2012.
    • Cooking Light’s The Gluten-Free Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2011.
    • American Heart Association’s Quick and Easy Cookbook Meals. Clarkson Potter; 2010.
    • American Heart Association’s Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition. Clarkson Potter, 2010.
    • American Heart Association’s Meals in Minutes Cookbook. 2nd Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2010.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2010 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2009.
    • Cooking Light’s Fresh Food Fast Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2009.
    • American Heart Association’s No-Fad Diet Cookbook. 2nd Edition, Clarkston Potter, 2009.
    • American Heart Association’s Healthy Family Meals Cookbook. Clarkston Potter, 2009.
    • The New American Heart Association Cookbook. 8th Edition, Clarkston Potter; 2008.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2009 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2008.
    • Weight Watcher’s 5 Ingredients Fifteen Minute Meals Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2008.
    • American Heart Association’s Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook. 4th Edition, Clarkston Potter; 2008.
    • Diabetes & Heart Healthy Meals for Two Cookbook. American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association, 2008.
    • Go Red For Women. 4th Edition, American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International, Ltd., 2008.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2008 Cookbook. Oxmoor House. 2007.
    • Go Red For Women. 3rd Edition, American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International Ltd, 2007.
    • Better Homes and Gardens Cook Once, Eat Twice Cookbook. Meredith Books, 2006.
    • Atkins Cookbook; 2006.
    • Reiman’s Taste of Home Diabetic 2006 Annual Cookbook. Publications International, Ltd., 2006.
    • American Heart Association’s Low-Salt Cookbook. 3rd Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2006.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2006 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2005.
    • Healthy Recipes Kids Love. American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International Ltd., 2005.
    • American Heart Association’s No-Fad Diet Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2005.
    • Reiman’s Taste of Home Diabetic 2005 Annual Cookbook. Publications International Ltd., 2004.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2005 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2004.
    • Go Red for Women, 2nd Edition, American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International Ltd., 2005.
    • The New American Heart Association Cookbook. 7th Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2004.
    • Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook. American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association, 2004.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2004 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2003.
    • Go Red for Women. 1st Edition, American Heart Association in conjunction with Publications International, Ltd, 2004.
    • American Heart Association’s One-Dish Meals Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2003.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2003 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2002.
    • Cooking Light Superfast Suppers Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2003.
    • Weight Watcher’s Shortcut Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2003.
    • American Heart Association’s Low-Calorie Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2003.
    • Taste America! The Regional Entertaining Cookbook. Cooking Club of America, 2003.
    • Slow Cooking Cookbook. Publications International, Ltd, 2002.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipes for Success 2002 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2001.
    • American Heart Association’s Low Salt Cookbook. 2nd Edition, Clarkson Potter, 2001.
    • Cooking Light’s Light and Easy Menus Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2001.
    • Weight Watcher’s Miracle Foods. Oxmoor House, 2001.
    • The American Heart Association’s Low-fat and Luscious Desserts Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2000.
    • The American Heart Association’s Meals in Minutes Cookbook. Clarkson Potter, 2000.
    • Betty Crocker’s Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol, Cooking Today Cookbook. IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 2000.
    • Weight Watcher’s Annual Recipe for Success 2001 Cookbook. Oxmoor House, 2000.
    • Better Homes and Garden’s Fresh and Simple, Quick Simmering Soups Cookbook. 2000.
    • Diabetic Desserts. Publications International Ltd., 1999.
    • The American Heart Association’s 25th Anniversary Cookbook, Sixth Edition, Random House, 1998.
    • Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook. Land O’ Lakes, 1998.
    • 365 Favorite Brand Name Stir-fry Cookbook. Publications International Ltd., 1997.
    • Fresh & Fast Pasta Cookbook. Land O’ Lakes, 1997.

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