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Name:

Renee Rodrigues

Describe what you do?

Create edible experiences

Why did you start?

I have been a passionate foodie for as long as I can remember, playing with food since the womb :) I love photographing food, cooking and sharing food for family and friends so it happened by accident really

What qualifications do you have or need?

A mouth, some serious taste buds and an insatiable appetite to create beautiful things :)

What do you love about what you do?

The creativity as I’m free to create something different every time.

What are the greatest struggles you face? 

Not selling myself short! It's hard work and getting to the point where you have the confidence to value yourself, your unique skill set and your time is tough but so important!

What is the ultimate goal – what’s next?

Taking Gather & Graze fulltime and adding a full styling service for events. 

What advice would you give to someone wanting to start something in your industry?

Take the leap and give it a go! 

Who do you look up to for inspiration/motivation?

I get inspired by women in business I love seeing them do what they love!
#itsthelab

What is the biggest trend in your industry?

Edible flowers!  

How do you unwind?

Hanging with my husband and my fur child Nori (French bulldog) cooking and listening to some good tunes.

What do most people think you do?

Play with food, probably eat most of it (only partially true haha)

What do you actually do?

Work really hard from concept to completion including unique handmade delicassies, creative design elements but most importantly of all ensure my clients are blown away 

NOW WHAT EVERYONE REALLY WANTS TO KNOW

Favourite TV show right now...

Stranger things- can’t wait for season 2 to come out!

Most embarrassing moment...

I have too many-  the most recent would have to be when I was walking Nori I
bent down to tie my shoelace and managed to rip my jeans exposing half my ass cheek to my fellow neighbours- I just hope they think I was trying to be grungy 

Top 3 deserted island essentials (what can’t you live without)...

Oohhhh that’s hard! Survival

Husband

Fur child

Body oil – you know might as well get a tan and keep hydrated ;)

 

 

Instagram: Gather_Graze

Email: gatherandgrazebyren@gmail.com