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Grow your brand through engaging content from a dynamic, sought-after professional chef who has a proven track record increasing awareness, engagement and loyalty in brands. CookingwJulie creates fun and fresh culinary content for brands and their fans. As an Engineer-turned-Professional Chef, Julie Hartigan brings her smarts and enthusiasm about cooking, health and entertaining to the table and has worked with some of the biggest names in food and lifestyle, such as Weight Watchers, Bed Bath and Beyond, Real Simple magazine and Shape magazine’s Fit Pregnancy.

Send me a message & let me know how I can help! (hello@cookingwjulie.com)

Looking for a recipe developer, writer, food consultant, media spokesperson, or video talent for your blog or brand?  I would love to help!

As a former engineer and management consultant turned professionally trained chef, I bring a unique perspective. When you work with me, you get the best blend of super-smart, highly professional and “love what I do” enthusiasm … along with tons of experience and talent. I’ve worked with some of the biggest names in cooking and lifestyle – see some of my portfolio here (link to “featured in page”) and on camera work here (link to video page).

Just drop me a message on the right & let me know what you need!

My approach? I partner with my clients to understand their big picture business needs and help them increase sales, improve customer satisfaction, and build brand allegiance. Whether through fresh written or video content for your website, live events or appearances, brand launches, sponsored posts, or custom recipes – I’ll help you reach, retain, educate, and entertain your customers through my creative content solutions.

Weight Watchers
For over 8 years Julie has worked extensively with Weight Watchers to develop and test recipes for their licensed products, website, ad campaigns, cookbooks and magazine. She has also been featured in their nationwide Facebook Live events & Instagram stories. Check out some of her ongoing magazine columns & cover pieces, including recipes for easy snacks, Zero Smart Point dishes, healthy cooking tips and tricks here.
Julie’s enthusiasm and excellent on-camera presence are in high demand from nationwide brands. She represented Weight Watchers live on QVC to showcase her recipes using their gluten-free, low-carb product Skinny Pasta®. Her segment broke sales records & sold out within minutes! Watch
Good Morning CT
Julie has performed live on set for various programs including morning news segments showing recipes and cooking techniques to viewers. Julie's enthusiasm and love for cooking shine in these moments.
Store Brands
Julie is an expert at creating recipes to highlight a brand or product line on camera. The marketing association Store Brands USA asked Julie to film a series of cooking videos using her recipes to highlight the quality and value of branded products from Whole Foods, Krogers, ACME, Aldi, Stop and Shop, Hyvee, Trader Joes. Watch here.
Fit Pregnancy
Julie has been a blogger and recipe developer for major newsstand publications like Shape Magazine’s Fit Pregnancy where she created a series of posts with recipes, healthy cooking tips, and photos. Read her posts here.
Real Simple
As an engineer-turned-chef Julie’s technical skills are highly valued by brands. For Real Simple Magazine she develops a series of Cooking Gear Buying Guides. See a samples here The Best Rice Cooker Buying Guide The Best Juicer Buying Guide 2017
Weight Watchers Cruise
Julie helped Weight Watchers launch their their customer focused cruises. She developed most of the recipes that helped make a wonderful vacation a healthy one.
Bed Bath & Beyond
Julie has been a regular contributor to Bed Bath & Beyond’s official blog, “Above & Beyond” since 2012 as a culinary expert who shares recipes and writes articles on lifestyle, cooking and entertaining. She was also featured in a series of videos about entertaining and cooking demo videos, from “Turkey Carving 101” to “Why Wine Glass Shapes Matter”. Check out my blog posts here. View my videos here.

Cooking w Julie produces creative and delicious culinary experiences for fans and brands.

Julie Hartigan brings her engineering background to the table as a Professional Chef & Recipe Developer who has worked with some of the biggest names in food and lifestyle.

Julie’s fun-loving, health-conscious cooking style  offers:

  • must-try new ingredients & cooking techniques
  • easy ideas to enjoy seasonal goodness
  • perfectly paired wines & killer cocktails
  • streamlined recipes…that work!
  • tips & tricks for no-sweat entertaining
  • clever kitchen shortcuts
  • simple swaps for healthier cooking

Here are some of the brands I’ve helped build