Nancy S. Hughes: A food product spokesperson for company brands, guest speaker and featured chef for food conferences.
Nancy has served as the brand expert, food product spokesperson, TV chef, guest speaker, and featured chef for national food councils such as the Canola Council of Canada, the National Processed Raspberry Council and the Southeast Dairy Association. She has also worked in the same capacity for national food companies such as Smart Balance, Inc. and Del Monte Foods. She has also spoken at national food conferences, where her professional media training gives her a distinct advantage.
Canola Council of Canada
- Food Product Spokesperson
- Media Personality and Promoter
- Featured Chef
For the Canola Council of Canada, Nancy was the sole recipe developer for The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen cookbook in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association. After the book was published, the client recorded promotional videos of Nancy preparing the recipes. She was also hired for live radio and a satellite media tour which involved multiple TV interviews around the country. As the food product spokesperson, Nancy was asked to speak at their National Canola Growers Association Conference in San Francisco, California and perform a cooking demonstration there. Nancy has also been the featured chef for the Canola Council at conferences for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
American Profile Magazine
- Cookbook Editor
- Recipe Testing
- National Recipe Contest Judge
American Profile Magazine asked readers from across the USA to submit recipes in two separate contests for two book projects. Nancy was hired as a food expert and editor to review the over 3000 submissions from home cooks, cull out the very best, and then test them in her professional kitchen. After choosing the winning recipes, Nancy and her team edited them and put them into standardized written format, including all the nutritional and preparation detail she is so well known for. The resulting total was over 400 recipes for the two cookbooks, Hometown Get-Togethers, and Hometown Recipes for the Holidays, published by American Profile.