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YUM! Sydney Brokaw: Food Stylist+ Private Events Chef

For Rochester private chef and food stylist Sydney Brokaw, there was never a time that she remembers not cooking. She grew up in the kitchen baking cookies and experimenting with food, which quickly turned into creating meals for her family. This led to her becoming the designated party planner for family events. If there’s a family brunch, it’s being held at her place, and you know the spread is going to be good!


Along with planning the family gatherings, Sydney has a full-time job and her own side business catering private dining events. When given the opportunity to cater a friend’s event during COVID, Sydney quickly realized that having her own business in private catering would be the experience she needed to get into food styling and help curate a portfolio.