A few years ago, our team collaborated on a cookbook design project with Remmi Smith, youth ambassador chef for Sodexo North America, an international Fortune 500 company. At the time of the project, Chef Remmi was just 12 years old. Now at age 16, Remmi will compete in the teen tournament on the popular Food Network show, Chopped. Her episode is set to air on Tuesday, September 6 at 10 p.m.
Ideaworks created the concept for the cookbook and spearheaded all aspects of the project, which resulted in a unique cookbook for kids entitled, Global Cooking for Kids, featuring Chef Remmi Smith: Your Passport to Fun & Flavor. From cooking Remmi’s recipes to food styling to food photography to compiling and designing the book to distribution, the Ideaworks team oversaw the effort from start to finish. Even though the cookbook was made for kids, its recipes can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
All featured recipes were created by Chef Remmi and include a variety of flavors from places like Antarctica, Australia, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Peru and Puerto Rico.
“Having met Chef Remmi through Ideaworks’ partnership with Sodexo gave us the idea to create her own cookbook for kids,” said Donna Hansbury, president of Ideaworks. “I’ve never known a young girl who has such a passion for cooking. Remmi’s recipes are innovative and flavorful; it’s crazy to think that at her young age she created these tasty international combinations, but it just shows her knack for being in the kitchen. Remmi’s clever cooking techniques will serve her well on Chopped and make her tough competition. She’s going to do great, and we can’t wait to cheer on Chef Remmi!”
With our client work increasing and demands escalating, we recently added three employees to our creative team. We are so happy to have McKenzie, Chelsey and Allison with us. Please take a moment to meet the newest members of Ideaworks Marketing:
McKenzie Sutton: McKenzie Sutton serves as the agency’s marketing communication director responsible for overseeing content development on all projects. McKenzie’s previous roles include marketing coordinator for Sodexo Campus Services at King’s College, assistant project coordinator for Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville and director of marketing at Capstone Wealth Management Group in Clarks Green. McKenzie graduated cum laude from King’s College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications and English writing.
Chelsey Tupper: Chelsey Tupper joined the Ideaworks team as the agency’s director of client and public relations. Chelsey is responsible for potential client outreach and leading the public relations effort for the agency. In addition, she manages client accounts and provides marketing communication assistance. Chelsey has previous experience in agency services and held positions at Borton-Lawson, Pride Mobility Products and New Era Eye Care. Chelsey graduated magna cum laude from Flagler College, located in St. Augustine, FL in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in communication/public relations.
Allison Simenkiewicz: Allison Simenkiewicz was hired as a graphic designer and is always looking for creative ways to incorporate the latest design trends into her work. Allison graduated cum laude from Wilkes University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in integrative media. She completed internships at CornellCookson, Inc. and the Petroleum Service Company. Even though Allison is fresh out of college, she has already received a silver award from the American Advertising Federation (AAF) for a poster campaign she designed. The award was presented earlier this year.