WHO AM I?

I’m a chef, restaurant consultant and food stylist from Manchester, UK now living and working in Sydney, Australia.

I have spent over 25 years working in the food and hospitality Industry. I have opened a multitude of restaurants across the globe, including Michelin star level establishments.

However, I’m no food snob, I love a cheeseburger as much as the next person.

I have experience in running Front of House at Director level for businesses that operate with multiple sites. I have opened and re-branded over 25 restaurants’.

In more recent years, I regularly work as a food stylist, using my years of kitchen experience to create beautiful dishes, content and recipes for TV commercials , and magazine editorials.

Olivia Casson, Restaurant Consultant and Food Stylist based in Sydney

Some of my most recent clients include…

PEOPLE SAY

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Olivia on numerous restaurant openings and rebrands … We first worked together when Olivia joined East Coast Concepts (where I was a Director) as Executive & Development Chef …Olivia worked as a consultant launching my concept, Menagerie. She brings everything to the table, is exceptionally organised, implementing structure at every level …delivering the project on time and communicating realistic schedule markers . Olivia shows great attention to detail, presenting on brand creative content and a consistent aesthetic taking into account elements from across the concept to ensure she delivers a service as if the business were her own. 
I couldn’t recommend Olivia highly enough.

Olivia is an incredibly talented Chef, Mentor and Consultant of the industry. I was only starting out in hospitality when we worked together, but her leadership definitively contributed to my growth in the sector. She implements a strong ethos and stays ahead of trends. A definite recommendation for any forward thinking business.

Liv and I began working together back in 2016, our first job was a stop motion for a thanksgiving pecan pie. I will never forget it; I have never had a home economist show up so prepared, enthusiastic and humorous which made this day in particular refreshing. This first shoot day set the precedent of a remarkable working relationship and continued friendship to date. Olivia hones a plethora of knowledge in all things food which is why she is the top of my list for the most intricate of briefs. Olivia is, in a nutshell, an exceptionally talented food stylist, always over prepared, never flustered given the most daunting of tasks.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Olivia on a number of award winning, National TV Campaigns in the UK over the last 2 years and has become my first choice when I need the very best food stylist.
She is skilled, knowledgeable and is a valuable asset to me team. Most importantly for me, she has a great sense of humour, which means working with her, however stressed the situation gets, is always a pleasure I cannot recommend Olivia highly enough.

Olivia regularly helps us as a food stylist when producing TV commercials or online content recipe films. She brings her wealth of food experience and combines it with her knowledge of advertising production techniques to create amazing looking cuisine to tight deadlines. Quite often, plans change last minute and Olivia is reliably flexible and helpful to accommodate these challenges. Olivia is calm, professional, fun and quickly fits in as part of the team – and her food is gorgeous!

Olivia’s level of commitment and sense of humour contributed to the successful openings of our busy restaurants. She achieved and maintained the high standards and quality required whilst also having involvement in financial aspects of the business. I would not hesitate in recommending her to future employers.

Olivia was responsible for developing and overseeing the operations of our multi-site restaurants. She ensured they performed to the companies operational standards in conjunction with achieving financial targets. She is enthusiastic, hard working, dependable and loyal. She made a valuable contribution to the business as well as being a highly valued member of my team.

Neil Lawrence, Director, The Nose Ltd