About Just a Taste
Thank you for visiting Just a Taste, where you’ll find inspiration any meal and every occasion with endless recipes, step-by-step photo tutorials, and weekly videos featuring tips and tricks to help you save time and up your game in the kitchen.
I’m a big proponent of keeping things light in life (and I’m not talking about calories). I eat balanced meals and never deprive myself of life’s culinary indulgences, which includes having just a taste of anything and everything sweet.
About Kelly Senyei, Founder of Just a Taste
I am an on-camera host and professionally trained chef based in Newport Beach, California, where I pursue my passions for all things food, lifestyle and entertaining. I am also the author of Food Blogging For Dummies (Wiley, 2012).
I graduated with highest honors from The Institute of Culinary Education and conceptualized and launched the school’s first official blog, DICED. I completed my apprenticeship in the Food Network Kitchens, where I cross-tested recipes, assisted with cookbook photo shoots and had the opportunity to cook in a rehearsal battle of Iron Chef America (the secret ingredient was popcorn!).
Before honing my craft in the kitchen, I received my master’s degree in broadcast television from The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and my undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.
I previously worked as an editor at Condé Nast, where I wrote articles covering every topic from competitive eating and international culinary trends to dining at the Playboy Mansion and the impact of signature dishes. I also developed recipes and appeared in television and online video segments for Gourmet.com, Gourmet Live and Epicurious.
My work also appears on FoodNetwork.com, Bon Appétit (online and in print), People Magazine (online and in print), Food 52, Better Homes and Gardens (online and in print), O, The Oprah Magazine, The TODAY Show and more. You can view my demo reel online, check out my press page, and visit LinkedIn for a comprehensive summary of my professional experience in the food and lifestyle industries.