Mark Strausman

executive chef at Fred’s in Barney’s New York

"It was a pleasure working with Olivia during the photoshoot for my upcoming book. Her visual styling is beautiful and sophisticated, and I appreciate how respectful she was about working within my vision of my food. She was helpful with so many different little details, a calm presence in the kitchen, and sensitive collaborator. I would welcome working with her on future projects.”


Kathy Brennan

former Saveur editor and co-author of KEEPERS and The Dinner Plan

"When Olivia is in charge, you can rest easy that everything will be taken care of, no matter how challenging the circumstances. Having her in the kitchen and on the set for The Dinner Plan cookbook shoot was a boon for all involved. Her preparation, organization, work ethic, grace under pressure, and creative eye were equally impressive. She is a total pro, and fun to be around, too!"


Sri Rao

author of “Bollywood Kitchen” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“As the food stylist for my cookbook, Olivia had the daunting task of cooking 80 authentic, Indian dishes from scratch in just 4 days! I for one wouldn't have been able to pull it off, but Olivia took on the challenge with enthusiasm, cooking gorgeous food that tasted as good as it looked. Most importantly, I found her a joy to work with -- always smiling, maintaining a professional, calm, and fun kitchen -- even in the midst of a hectic production. I can't wait to work with her again.”


Erika Lenkert

editor-in-chief, GFF Magazine

“Olivia's work is so exceptional, it regularly ends up on the cover of my photo-driven cooking magazine. Hire her for recipe development, food styling, and even prop styling and you'll find that her talent, creativity, attention to detail, and care for creating gorgeous flavors and images are exceeded only by the results of her efforts. My only hesitation in recommending her is I'd really love to have her all to myself!”


“Olivia is a pleasure to work with because of her focus, talent, and enthusiasm for the subject matter. When you taste one of her recipes, you can immediately appreciate the amount of consideration and care she has given to developing it because of how delicious and delicately balanced each one is. Her love of cooking and entertaining is visible in all aspects of her work and she extends this dedication to styling on set. She is a team player and a lot of fun to be around. And of course the food always looks beautiful!”

Astrid Chastka

prop stylist www.astridchastka.com