Hi! My name is Kalisha and I am a DC Metro area content creator, food photographer, and family food blogger who loves simplifying recipes, teaching other people how to cook and jollof rice.🍚
A native of Washington, DC, I attended culinary school in Charleston, SC, and started my career in the hospitality industry. After a brief stint at a fast-casual concept in Houston,TX, I headed back to the East coast to be closer to family.
For nearly 2 decades, I worked as an executive chef/kitchen manager at local golf courses, as a personal chef for local athletes and families, and as a culinary instructor for aspiring chefs.
In 2020, I took the plunge into photography and I currently work from my home studio as a commercial food photographer where I create culinary content for established bloggers and multi-million-dollar food brands. You can see more of my food photography portfolio here.
When I'm not chauffering my kids around town, or hanging out with my BFF, I love searching for the perfect food photography props at thrift stores and purchasing houseplant that probably won't survive under my care.
I love taking online classes and making signature wardrobe pieces. I don't consider myself to be very good at sewing, but I did make an infinity dress that my sister wore at my wedding.
I am available for collaboration on the following projects:
- Culinary content creation on retainer
- Long term ambassadorships
- Sponsored blogs and social posts
- Remote food photography and videography shoots
Rates on the above projects vary depending on scope of work and usage. I would love to learn more about your brand and goals for reaching your ideal customers on social media. Contact me at kalisha at kalishablair.com to get the conversation started!