I have lived most of my life around food....with a professional career spanning baking and savory cuisine, front and back-of-house service, research & development, coffee and wine, farm-to-table education, catering and event planning, and, of course, eating!  Combining my passion and experience within the food industry, together with the inspiration of my father's photography career, Phoodoes {Food + Photos} was born as a hobby in 2013.  After obtaining photography skills and education [and a few extra pounds!] in Florence, Italy, I am now diving full-time into the world of food photography, food and prop styling, and social media and event management.  I bring a complete understanding and love of the food industry to the images I capture and share.  

cheers - carla

carla's headshot by Chuck Williams Photography


industry affiliations & memberships:  


a few places my pictures have been seen...


where have i been, and what have i been doing?

BBA in Business Management - Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA

AA in Culinary Arts - the Art Institute of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA

Bread Baking Course - the French Culinary Institute in NY, NY

Digital Photography and Food Photography immersion courses - Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy


my international eating...i mean travels....

Barcelona • Champagne • Cinque Terra • Florence • London • Madrid • Milan • Modena • Munich • Naples • Nice • Paris • Parma • Prague • Rioja • Rome • Shanghai • Tuscany • Venice • Vienna • Zambia 


a few of my mentors and employers...

  • 8+ years with Houston's Restaurants [now Hillstone Restaurant Group]

  • 3+ years R&D with Quaker Foods d/o Pepsico

  • 5+ years with the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

  • 3+ years with Peet's Coffee & Tea


cities i've lived in....

Atlanta, GA • San Francisco, CA • Portland, OR • Chicago, IL • Austin, TX