CLIENT WORK

As a chef, blogger, and spokesperson, I LOVE collaborating with brands and organizations in creative ways to promote food, lifestyle and entertaining campaigns. From videos and live national TV segments, to original recipe development and sponsored posts, to hosting fabulous branded parties and events, I've done it all!

Past and current clients include major international brands like Target, Starbucks, Barilla, Smirnoff, McCormick, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Calvin Klein, Nespresso, Netflix, P&G, and more! Scroll down below to check out a sampling of some of my favorite sponsored projects and brand collaborations.

Want more information on a particular project or interested in working together? Email me at alejandra@alwaysorderdessert.com.

CLIENT: MCCORMICK SPICES

Assets: Recipe development, sponsored post, and social media promotion

Project: In celebration of the 125th birthday of the brand, McCormick hired me to create an original birthday-inspired recipe featuring their new Extra Rich Pure Vanilla Extract. I developed a retro-style "one-bowl mayonnaise" cupcake recipe perfect for birthday celebrations. I created a post featuring an original recipe, photos, and promoted it on social media.

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CLIENTS: COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE & COTY PRESTIGE FRAGRANCES

Assets: Sponsored blog, Twitter & Instagram posts

Project: As part of their Savvy Stylista Holiday Program, Cosmopolitan magazine and Coty Prestige hired me to promote a new Coty fragrance (Calvin Klein Euphoria) as a holiday gift idea. I created a visual blog post featuring my personal favorite fashion and beauty tips to follow when entertaining during the holidays, and then supported it with related Instagram and Twitter posts throughout the month of December.

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CLIENT: NETFLIX

Assets: Recipe development, sponsored blog posts, social media campaign

Project: Netflix hired me for an 8-month campaign designed to promoted their family-friendly streaming options. Each month, they'd release a themed playlist of movies and TV shows, and have me create a recipe inspired by the theme or one of the films on the list. (For example, I developed a recipe for Mini Peach Hand Pies to go along with the animated film James and the Giant Peach.)

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CLIENT: EDY'S OUTSHINE FRUIT BARS

Assets: Sponsored post, food photography, social media promotion

Project: To promote their seasonal winter flavored ice pops (blood orange and grapefruit), Outshine asked me to create a visual blog post celebrating the beauty of their product. I turned it into a visual tips post featuring 5 fun ideas for eating and serving ice pops, each illustrated with beautiful and colorful original photographs.

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CLIENT: NEW ORLEANS TOURISM MARKETING ASSOCIATION

Assets: Sponsored press trip, blog post series, and social media campaign

Project: To promote their "Follow Your NOLA" campaign which highlighted the many sides of New Orleans, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Association had me design a personalized visit to the city, which I then shared with my followers via social media and a series of travel and food blog posts detailing my experiences and personal favorite restaurants, recipes, and cultural attractions.

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CLIENT: TARGET

Assets: Recipe development, food photography, and social media promotion

Project: For their 2014 back-to-school campaign, Target asked me to develop a nostalgic, Latin-inspired recipe that parents of college kids could make and ship to their kids. I created Arroz con Leche marshmallow treats, inspired by the classic Latin-style rice pudding. The recipe was featured both on the Target website and my blog, and then pitched to various Latin online magazines.

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CLIENTS: NESPRESSO & SUR LA TABLE

Assets: Sponsored blog post, social media promotion across all channels

Project: Nespresso and Sur la Table sent my mother and I on a co-sponsored holiday shopping trip in early November, which I documented via Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. They provided gift cards and let me pick out my favorite holiday entertaining items (including the Nespresso VertuoLine), which I then featured on the blog in a sponsored holiday gift geared towards cooks and food lovers.

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