Award-winning Author, Qualified Photographer, Qualified Chef, Experienced Stylist and award-winning Publisher

*Gourmand World Cookbook Awards National Winner 2018 awards: Best Local Cuisine Cookbook for The Tasmania Pantry Cookbook and Best Series for The Tasmania Pantry and Seafood Everyday *Gourmand World Cookbook Awards National Winner 2017: Best Woman Chef & Best Fish and Seafood Book for Seafood Everyday *Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Third Place in the world- Best Seafood or Fish Book 2017


Photography and styling $120 hour


recent work: Cheverton Point Luxury historic holiday home Bruny Island

As a guide: This price includes me to arrive at your accommodation property or restaurant with some basic props, basic prepared food and drinks and an assistant. This price Includes the first site visit, the time I need to prepare, plan the shoot and process the images. You will be supplied with 10-30 hero images you can use for your website and bookings sites, you will have theses images available to use whenever you need for advertising, business cards, pamphlets or other promotional material. I will also be supply you with high-resolution images of all other photos I take on the shoot, they will be edited and yours to keep, so you can use them on social media or whatever you may need them for. As a guide this would cost $1900 If you want, for example, big long lunches, professional models or other props in the photos  we will have to factor in more costs, and travel costs outside Hobart. Payment plans can be arranged. How many nights would you need to get in your accommodation to cover these costs? Not many!! but I’m positive great photos will sell more room nights!!

* Although I give you all the photos I do need to be  credited as the photographer when my photos are published in print magazines, books and newspapers,  or on the web on the website or social media posts and I also require the right to use them for promotion and awards.                 0416220505


For your website or book, as a guide including post processing, I can photograph and style approximately 1-2 dishes an hour that you have prepared for me, or I can cook, style and photograph one dish a hour from your recipes. Please contact me for a quotation to manage the production your cookbook, although a seeming expensive project if you can sell the books through your business there is a good profit to be made and brilliant long-term advertising.

I can create, test, cook, write, edit and photograph a fairly basic recipe for your website or recipe card for $260

A affordable option to promote your food, beverage or food styling product (anything that fits in with my work) is my partner program. This is a low cost way to advertise and get to see if you like how I style and photograph. For your investment you will receive  One social media post on my Instagram and Facebook and so you’ll have a professionally styled and photographed image  to share out on your own social media channels. $100 and the product. **Please note I will not promote brands or products that I don’t honestly like or enjoy so if you send me something please understand if I don’t think it suits my brand I won’t promote it.

Jansz Tasmania recent partner images                 0416220505


I offer affordable Product (food, beverage, boxes, packets, clothes, jewellery)  photography. please contact me for a quotation.                 0416220505

I have self published three books available from my online store and all good bookstores. When ordering from my store I can gift wrap and include a complimentary gift card with your note written in it and post direct to the giftee!

The Real food for Kids cookbook a colourful little book that kids love full of easy to prepare food the family will love! the recipes for this booked were developed while I was working in a launch into learning 0-4 program in a local school so they are all VERY well-tested fun and delicious $10

Multi Award Winning Seafood everyday, I wrote this book because friends, family and others told me often that they didn’t eat seafood regularly as they thought it was to expensive or too hard. Some modern research into a healthy diet suggests we should eat seafood 3 times a week. This book contains 80 recipes, economical and easy meals for weeknight and elaborate dishes for special occasions $35

The Tasmania Pantry is an award winning cookbook with 80 recipes my myself and chefs and suppliers all over the state. How to use the best Tasmanian produce in your everyday healthy meal planning $35




In 2013 I co-authored the Bream Creek Farmers Market Cookbook they are available to purchase from the BCFM on the first Sunday of every month or from my online store. $40

In 2015, in a volunteer role to raise money for the Koonya Garlic festival, I styled and photographed over 30 recipes for the Garlic Feast Cookbook by Janice Sutton, a beautiful big book with lots of recipes and information about the Tasman Peninsula and the Koonya Garlic Festival.  I also helped Janice develop her idea to self publish the book, 12 of the recipes from my website here were chosen to go in the book including this BBQ crayfish. In 2016 Garlic Feast won 2 awards at The Gourmand World cookbook awards, Best Self Published Cookbook and Cook Book of the year and went on to win best Self published book at The Best in the world Gourmand World Cookbook awards.

Occasionally I cook special dinners at friends business’s, like this recent Seafood Everyday dinner at Bangor.  To make sure that you are the first to know about the special dinners please subscribe to this website and you will receive an email when I post the details. I love creating a bespoke Tasmanian event perfect to launch your product into the world!

I also love organising and cooking for food styling and or photography workshops so please contact me if you would be interested in attending one or even working together on a workshop.

I enjoy sharing my extensive cooking knowledge by giving cooking demonstrations at Festivals and Events most recently for The Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council at The Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. I cooked three one hour sessions over the 4 days with excellent feedback, promoting the message Eat more seafood.                 0416220505





Food Styling & Phone Photography Workshop

I have just loaded my first workshop in my new kitchen at Doo-for-us Doo Town 😍Thank you for the response to my post today I have decided I will do a few different workshops this year to cover the different stages everyone is at.


Food Styling and Phone photography workshop. Sunday 20th May 10am-3am

This workshop is suitable for the BUSY food business manager, chef or employee from a cafe, bar, pub, restaurant, hotel, food manufacturing or foodies and fitness food bloggers, who want to make big improvements on their food photos for social media, RIGHT NOW.  Suitable for those who want to improve their social media content on the go, but are not quite ready, or not quite sure if they need to, take that big leap up into purchasing all the expensive camera and editing gear, and then commit the time to actually learn how to use it all correctly.

This workshop will cover:

*sourcing props and backgrounds
*food styling
*editing on your phone
*photography with your phone- bring your DSLR along too if you have one, I am sure you will still learn plenty here!!

I will cook a feast of local seasonal food to photograph (and eat and enjoy) and there will be plenty of time to practise!

I will be also hosting another workshop (or 2) later in the year for more advanced photographers with a experienced photography teacher, dates to be confirmed.

Click on over to my store to book your spot its a small group so only a few spots available



Chicken and corn soup (slow-cooker stock)

I post about this soup/hearty meal every year, but here it is again I know people appreciate it 😘 It is a whole chook in the slow cooker, or on the wood stove for me these days, with the aromatic vegetable trimmings from celery, leek, carrot, onion, garlic, parsley stalks, tomato ends.  I collect the trimmings from my cooking, I was trained during my chef apprenticeship  old school style nothing was wasted so there was always a, impossible to lift, stock pot or two on the back of the stove to add trimmings to as you chop but at home I put them in a bag in the freezer. So when I want to make a stock I grab a few handfuls you can read more about how I make my stocks at home on this website, add some bay leaves, thyme and peppercorns and any veg that may be missing form my trimmings and cover the chicken with water. Simmer in the slow cooker for around 4-6 hours its ready when all the meats falling off the chicken.  Strain the chicken and keep the stock and pull all meat from the bones, this meat can be used in salads, wraps or sandwiches or just back into the soup.


3 carrots
2 onions
3 cloves garlic
2 cm piece ginger
2 stalks celery
cup cabbage
pinch chilli
teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
splash oil

1 cup brown rice
4 cobs corn (or a tin of creamed corn)
kaffier lime leaf
splash soy and fish sauce

extra veg such as spinach, peas, zucchini, broccoli, corn, bok choy, kale, capsicum, mushrooms

salt and pepper
Peel and mince the garlic and ginger. Peel and dice the carrots, celery, onion and saute them all in a heavy based pot  with the oil, ginger and garlic and the spices and chilli.

***remember to keep all your peelings and trimming to go back into the bag in the freezer for the next to make stock!!!


Ad the rice, corn that has been taken from the cob and blitzed in a food processor, kaffier lime leaf and stock, fish sauce and soy to the pot and gently simmer until the rice is nearly cooked. Now ad any extra veg that doesn’t require to much cooking. I was cleaning out the crisper in the fridge when I made this so broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini chopped into a small dice and some frozen peas and season well with salt and pepper. Easy, super economical and delicious! The stock smells amazing when cooking and its so nice to have a delicious meal to come home to on a late, cold dark evening after kids activities. My kids also love this, its full of veggies and they love Italian version with beans and pasta from the same stock. It would be on our weekly meal plan pretty much every during the school term.  We had one evening meal and 2 lunches in the thermos from this batch. Or I could have frozen one meal rather than the lunches.

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Sale and New Competition

The days are colder and shorter, we are already home in the dark a few nights a week after the kids after school activities. When we do get home there is the wood to bring in, the fire to be lit, never ending washing and housework all while getting re organised and re packed for the next day. It is easy to see why so many purchase take aways and packets of processed crap believing all that marketing that it is making life easier. In the grand scheme of things, buying crap food is NOT really saving any time at all!! A little bit of prep every now and then, such as delicious soups and casseroles in the freezer will make it actually very easy to eat non processed foods all the time, and a LOT more economical too. Find all the inspiration for your meal planning in my multi award winning cookbooks, go on get a bit excited about planning your meals! I have a little pre winter SALE to boost sales (Cookbook sales also freeze up in winter😂although my bills don’t!) 20 percent off all orders!!!! So stock up on a few gifts as always when ordering from my store I will gift wrap free of charge. Use the code MEALPLAN when checking out and don’t forget to click the collect from me option to save a few $ on postage if you are collected from me in Eaglehawk Neck or hobart. To win a 3 book special On Facebook please post some cooking from my recipes on my page or tag me in it on Instagram. I’ll draw a winner every Sunday evening in April so there are 3 to win , thanks Eloise 

FOR SALE -Restaurant & accommodation

For Sale, the site of my successful Mussel Boys restaurant and accomodation, once reviewed as ‘one of the best country eats in the state’ for its innovative use of local seasonal produce. Situated on the beautiful Tasman Peninsula 1 hour drive from Hobart and 10 minutes from Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania’s most popular tourist destination.  Currently leased and operated as a pizza shop. 5927 Arthur Highway Taranna. Room for 50 Seats inside & more outside. Restaurant building and 4 modern open plan apartments on 1.18 Hectares , plenty of room for future development.

The Tasman Peninsula is a chefs paradise with access to oysters fresh from the farm that the restaurant overlooks, local fish from the fishermen in pirates bay, octopus, venison, wallaby, vegetables, quail  and more are farmed or foraged in the region and can be delivered straight from the farm. All enquires to the agent please. please click thru to the following link for more details.


*close to Port Arthur
*Tasman Island Cruise nearby
*close to fishing Charters in Pirates Bay
*established fruit trees
*room for veggie patch
*once had approval for more units and managers residence
*The new very successful three capes track is creating more interest in the area
*Federal hotels and Bailey lodges are planning to invest in tourism in the area.



sunset in Taranna.

The Real Food for Kids cookbook is now a FREE Ebook!

I am coming to the end of my stock of this beautiful little book so I have created a digital version so everyone has access to it! It is the FULL book, not just a tease, I want to get copies to my fellow Jamie Oliver Food Revolution ambassadors all over the world, so I figured I may as well  let everyone have it. We use this book ALL-THE-TIME and all the recipes where developed and tried and tested in a 0-4 age cooking program. There are still copies of the beautiful cloth hard covered book for $10, plus $4 postage in Australia, we all know how special it is for the kids to have their own little cookbook to hold and cook from but get in quick I won’t be re printing. Please let me know how you go with the recipes when you cook them so that your friends can find this too by sharing the cooking on my Facebook page or instagram page, you can find the links in the side bar. Thanks Eloise X

Download a copy here and share it with your friends        TRFFK EBOOK

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Get Shucked Oyster Farm Bruny Island

Get Shucked oyster farm

1735 Bruny Island main Road
Great Bay North Bruny, 7150

Phone: 0439 303 597

Open everyday( closed Christmas day) 9.30 AM to 5PM


The Tasmania Pantry Cook book was only possible with the support of quite a few generous and trusting Tasmanian business sponsors, as a hardworking mum  of 3 young kids who spent last year studying full time and purchasing a load of computer and photography gear (we named this GAS at Tafe last year – gear acquisition syndrome) to establish my publishing- food photography-product photography-photography-recipe development-food styling-social media management AND online store business, as well self funding the production and printing of Seafood Everyday, my budget had been well and truly expended!


Get Shucked oyster farm is a must stop for any visit to Bruny Island its set up with a “drive thru” style oyster shop and a Oyster Bar. It’s a working farm and as you enjoy your meal you can see the boats out on the farm in the water and the tractor bringing the boats and oyster racks in. The window in the oyster bar shows you the farm hands and shuckers working. There is a nice variety of beer and wine and a few other non oyster dishes such as fish and chips and the gorgeous Valhala ice cream cone choc tops. We love these ice creams if my kids are going to have a treat that’s not home made its nice to support a Tasmanian small business and my kids now prefer these choices, little Gillespie’s Ginger beer addicts that they are!


On this day my friend Jodie and I shared a dozen Steamy oriental oysters and the kids all had Valhalla ice cream I also had a Sparkling wine, Tasmanian of course but I can’t remember the brand, not relevant, because well…wine, it was good though!


Unfortunately for Jodie and I, the kids all LOVED our oysters!! The oysters had the most delicious stock/sauce/juice they were sitting in which we all drank before eating the oyster. Even my 2-year-old Oscar ate 2 oysters!  Jodie and I only ended up with 2 oysters each but that was ok, as it was in the middle of a day of solid eating, and the cheese factory was the next stop.


But great news, lucky for all you all, Suzanne from get Shucked kindly supported the Tasmania Pantry cookbook and and contributed this delicious Steamy Oriental oyster recipe, this one is going on my Christmas day menu but I reckon I will be cooking it again before then too!


The Tasmania Pantry book is FULL of recipes you will cook all the time meals that will go on your regular weeknight meal planning and special occasions! The suggestions that I gave the chefs and producers when submitting recipes was to think of recipes people will actually use, not to try to impress them with your knowledge of random ingredients that are impossible to find for the home kitchen, with a focus on their own favourite Tasmanian products. Use Tasmanian produce that you can get your hands on, to help households out by making cooking and meal planning easier, so people don’t buy the commercialized packet crap from the major supermarkets or crap takeaways when you can be supporting Tasmanian boutique small producers and good restaurants and cafes.

Find out more about Get Shucked Oyster farm here and Pre order your copy of The Tasmania Pantry cookbook here and check out my range of affordable kitchen products and gorgeous hampers, perfect for gifts!