Every year, Edible Austin Magazine hosts the Chef Auction to benefit 2 local non-profits (Urban Roots & The Sustainable Food Center). Funds are raised as a live audience watches and bids on a series of videos featuring the areas best chefs.
Edible Austin is an independently owned, community-based bi-monthly publication and is a member of Edible Communities publications.
Behind the scenes
1) I had one month to produce all the videos.
2) I tested the Chef's tasting skills with Jelly Bellys.
3) This was my first food project.
1) This video took the longest to film (3 days).
2) The couples were resort guests that I met that day.
3) Chef Benjamin kept feeding me during filming.
Taco & Tatsu
1) I had to come back another day to redo the interview.
2) I filmed their ice bucket challenge video afterwards.
3) The servers loved putting GoPro's on thier trays.
Philip & Callie
1) Callie invited me to her home to meet Philip.
2) Philip created a dish based on Chef Casey Wilcox.
3) We all ate burgers from Sonic before the soccer game.
1) Casey was so busy, I just showed up one day to film.
2) I used sound effects during the opening scene.
3) It was difficult filming in Justine's small kitchen.
1) I was on the road to Dallas by 4AM.
2) I slept in Dallas to film Tim at NPR the next day.
3) I stayed with a cool couple I met on couchsurfer.org
1) Filmed Jesse last because Dai Due wasn't fully built.
2) Jesse has a dry sense of humor.
3) He's not joking about Denzel Washington.
Allison & Vilma
1) Allison beat Vilma at the Jelly Belly Challenge.
2) Food & Wine nominated Allison for Best New Chef.
3) The staff let me taste every dish.
Jack & Bryce
1) Held the interview at Odd Duck, which Bryce co-owns.
2) Jack and Bryce have opposite personalities and styles.
3) Jack recently came out with a cook book.
1) Daniel insisted I ask his wife what she thought of him.
2) The hardest place to film because of the lighting.
3) First time I ever ate Jamón Ibérico