we have the recipe for success

Food Carnival has evolved into a full-service creative consultancy that works with food brands and business to realize and exceed their comprehensive goals. We have experience in brand development and implementation, market analysis, product positioning and marketing content, recipe and menu development and testing, kitchen management and training, food preparation, food retailing and packaging, media consulting and production, and celebrity brand recognition.

meet katie o

Founder Katie O’Reilly has been a food and entertainment industry entrepreneur, hospitality executive, and celebrity chef for over 30 years. In her trailblazing career, she has risen to the heights of culinary talent, experience and wisdom, has pivoted successfully from venue management, to culinary designing, to the retail food industry, to the TV and entertainment, to publishing, to brand development and marketing. All backed with her celebrity brand, she is truly a multitalented force in the culinary world.

"My passion is working with brands and business to realize their goals and have a real and tangible and sustainable impact on creativity, revenue generation, cost reduction, profitability, efficiency, and quality."

what's on the menu?

Make a remarkable and measurable impact on our client’s brands and businesses from the moment we take charge of a project. We are perfectly matched for large multi brand companies, regional and small food businesses of all shapes and sizes, and even start-up projects.

corporate + multi-brand

Consulting on internal or outsourced projects to develop branding concepts, position products in the marketplace, design marketing content, assist in recipe development and testing, enhance kitchen management and training systems, support media development and production, and participate in public speaking engagements.

small business + start-up

Employ us for projects large and small and expect timely and impactful results that will exceed your expectations, and your previous experience with food industry consultants. Engage us to create and implement new ideas, understand your marketplace and where you fit in, hire and train the right staff, all helping you increase revenue, make you more efficient, save money, and keep cost down.

vip brand development

We can take you through the process of creating a celebrity brand, from your own TV show to writing and publishing a book, and event media and public appearances. Adding celebrity branding can help put your over the top as a leader in your industry and marketplace.

speaking + teaching

Katie’s broad experience, talent, and insight will keep audience attention peaked whether talking about her vast entrepreneurial experience or imparting some of her all-encompassing food industry knowledge for large national corporate meetings, small break out sessions, webinars, instructional videos, and national and local tours. 

Let’s get cooking!

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tasty bites…

Simple summer fresh sweet treat

Summer berries, fresh whipped cream, and vanilla cake That is what we crave in the heat.  Nature provides these gorgeous berries throughout the season.   Combine that with a simple vanilla cake and whipped cream to add the sensation of full-bodied flavor, sweetness and texture. The one, two, threes…it is

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The Isle of Capri, layered in a chicken breast

Gratefully I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel to some of the most luxurious locations in the world (trust me, my journeys have just begun!). Treasured ingredients offered in each unique location become another grain of sand on my “culinary beach”. Each experience building my palette, my appreciation and

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katie o food carnival sushi recipe

Sushi At Home–Yes You Can!

Sushi.  I crave it at time.  The flavors, so fresh, intrigue my palette.   Going out for sushi dinner is one of my favorite meals out.   One of my dear friends is a Japanese Sushi Master, he’s taught me a few tricks to create these same healthy tastes at

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