President/Founder, SeeFood Media, New York City, NY
Culinary Management, 2006
Jamie Tiampo worked for years in enterprise software and as a technology executive at IBM, but followed his passion for food and photography to a culinary career as a food media specialist. Now, he is a food photographer, video producer and small business owner. Jamie has worked in all kinds of food media, photographing top-selling cookbooks and filming culinary events such as the James Beard Awards for his website EatTV. His company, SeeFood Media, operates a studio with four kitchens designed for film production. Tiampo won a 2011 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Award in the Children, Youth and Family category for his photography in Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners. He is also a partner in dell’anima, L'Apicio and L’Artusi restaurants. He says, “At ICE, I was exposed to a huge variety of restaurants and it helped me get my feet in the industry, but it has also helped me build an incredible network. Part of the ICE program was making contacts. My advice to any students would be to join industry organizations like IACP to connect with other professionals doing similar things. It’s a great resource for inspiration and support.”
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