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





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!



Bangor Seafood Everyday cookbook dinner 23rd September 2017

last night I cooked a dinner with the lovely people at Bangor Vineyard in Dunalley to celebrate the awards that Seafood Everyday has won and to promote my books and website.

A great turn out with lots of guests travelling just for the dinner, lovely to see so many had made the effort, with a few comments it is really not that far from hobart, its not!

The menu was

Fresh baked Bread Ashbolt Olive oil and salmon pate
Norfolk Bay oysters with smacked salmon and cream fraiche.
pickled octopus
Macadamia baked blue eye with beetroot chutney
lemon Tart and lemon sorbet


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Bangor wine and oyster shed is open everyday for lunch and wine tastings and it has a brilliant out door area with lots of room for the kids.

The Beautiful flowers were supplied by Julie Emmet. Thank you to everyone who came along to the dinner, Chef Bron for all her help, Hannah and Bella for working and a big thanks to Vanessa and Matt for hosting my dinner and supporting my cookbooks and business. It was such a fun night I am sure it will happen again one day, make sure you are subscribed to this website so you are the first to know when I post a new event.

You can get a copy of Seafood Everyday here


Bruny Island Wines Dinner -winter 2017

I cooked a dinner with the brilliant people at Bruny Island Wines on the 26th August,  the first of 3 dinners I have organised to promote my books and website. I was pretty spoilt and Mark and Eliza the chefs had done all the ordering and  organised the prep. I took the opportunity over their lunch service to take some photographs for the book I am working on with them. They are making a gorgeous little soft cover book with about 40 recipes and all the stories of living on Bruny Island. Bernice Woolley the owner,  parents had some of the first apple orchards on the Island. The book will be available next year and they will start taking orders soon, I will post more details on how to pre order a copy as soon as I have the infomation. It’s a brilliant way to promote their product creating lots of contents for there social media channels along the way, if they need to use it, ending up with a beautiful book- brilliant lasting long term advertising. Please contact me if you want to chat about your own book project.


The menu was from Seafood Everyday and The Tasmania Pantry cookbooks

Oysters -tobasco, tomato and vodka
-Gherkin, and red wine
And natural

Pickled Octopus with a Greek style salad
grilled Octopus with pea, cabbage and fetta

Fresh baked bread



Hand made gnocchi and salmon, caper cream sauce
mussels, capers, proscuttio  and tomato and handmade fettuccini
Gremolata crusted blue eye
lamb shanks
double cooked beef
mashed potato

Roast veg and spinach salad


Apple crumble and homemade ice-cream for dessert


We had a fun night and guests loved it and a great turn out for a cold winters night I’m sure we will do  it again, maybe even in the  vineyard in summer??

Purchase a copy of Seafood Everyday or pre order a copy of the Tasmanian Pantry where you will find all these much loved recipes, Thanks Ellie

Seafood Everyday wins 3rd place in the Gourmand world cookbook awards

I was super excited to Find out that at the Gourmand world cookbook awards, Seafood Every day has won third place in the Best Fish and Seafood category! I was absolutely amazed that my soft cover user friendly book, self published with my recipes and photography designed by Ian Wallace and writing and editing by Katherine Burke and Sarah Carless had won the national award, then shortlisted but It was soooooo exciting to see that it was the 3rd best seafood cookbook in the world! The top 3 books get to use the best in the world branding, exciting!!! The book won the national catergory for Best woman chef too and made it to the shortlist of 7.

Seafood Everyday wins 3rd best Seafood Cookbook in the world


Another book that I contributed to in 2015,  in a volunteer role to raise funds for the Koonya Garlic festival, Garlic Feast by Janice Sutton, won the best self published catergory! Brilliant work Janice! Garlic feast is a beautiful big book with 12 of my recipes and recipes from other chefs and cooks involved in the festival, and other famous chefs who Janice somehow convinced to submit recipes such as Maggie Beer and Sally wise. I also helped Janice with some of the photography & styling about one third of the 100 recipe photos in the book are mine. It’s so good to see that our self published books produced in Tasmania, promoting Tasmania and Tasmanian produce stack up against all those other books!!

I’m just about finished The Tasmanian Pantry cookbook so I’ll be looking for a new project soon,so if you are thinking of self publishing please get in touch! If you have the right platform to sell your book from it can be profitable plus long lasting advertising for your business or fundraising organisation.

10% off winter sale now on! Pre order the Tasmanian Pantry cookbook

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Bruny Island Premium Wines and Bar and Grill

4391 Bruny Island Main road Lunawanna Tas 7150

Phone: 0409973033

A big thank you to Bernice and Richard Woolley and Chef Mark Rogers from Bruny Island Premium Wines Bar and Grill for the recipe for The Tasmanian Pantry Cookbook, and how good does it look?! I can assure you all that it tastes fantastic, but you will have to wait until the book comes out in December to cook it yourself! How lucky am I to be able to test out all the gorgeous recipes for the book using all the amazing produce we have available in Tasmanian?!

While waiting for the book to be launched in December and to try this delicious recipe at home yourself,  why not go into Bruny Island wines Bar and Grill at Lunawanna for a delicious meal. Bruny Island Wines Bar and Grill raise all thier own meat on the farm and use the whole animal,  As much of the other produce that is on the menu is sourced locally you will find, oysters, salmon, cheeses, beer and other locally grown and produced products. The Bar and Grill is open 11am to 5 pm more often in Summer with evening meals too. They also have a amazing selection of desserts that always impress my girls!

Bernice and her family has a long history of growing fruit on the Island. Bernice and Richard started the vineyard in 1997 and opened the cellar door in 2007 and they also operate accomodation on the Island. You can find out more and see the current menu here

BI Lamb Shank


It is too late to submit a recipe to the book if you have not already committed to doing so, the recipes are currently with the editors, but you can still squeeze in a advertisement, it is excellent value, call or email me for more information 0416220505