Recipe Developer

jackie' specialty is plant-based cuisine. her goal is 100% delicious!

Taste always comes first in Jackie’s recipes. Her cuisine follows a “simple is delicious” approach, but her talent ranges the gamut from traditional to trendy and easy to professional quality. Her main focus is on high-flavored plant-based cuisine that’s natural, fresh, and nutrient-rich. Jackie also loves educating others about ways to help fight our climate crisis though food selection and preparation techniques, like “lid cooking” pasta and “hyper-baking” cookies.

cuisine influences

Jackie has experience with foods from virtually all regions of the world, while her major influences are Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, especially since she grew up with a Lebanese mother who was a caterer. She loves to marry her strong culinary foundation and influences with today’s hottest trends.

recipe development projects

Jackie has created hundreds of specialized recipes for food industry clients, designed to meet their exact needs — which has often involved a social media angle. For many of the consumer-based projects of her clients, she also provides food styling and photography services, such as for Wonderful Pistachios, POM Wonderful, The Mushroom Council, Almond Board of California, and Pacific Coast Producers. She’s works on both branded and unbranded projects.

Here’s a tiny sampling of recipes developed, styled, and photographed by Jackie Newgent.

Pom Wonderful Party Punch on wooden table
Party Punch for POM Wonderful
Peach Melba-Inspired Salad for Karuna Wellness Beverages
Peach Melba-Inspired Salad for Karuna Wellness Beverages
Tahini Roasted Carrot & "Rice" Platter for RightRice
Tahini Roasted Carrot & “Rice” Platter for RightRice
Plant-Based Cheesecake in a Glass
Plant-Based Cheesecake in a Glass for Canned Food Alliance
Black Bean, Chipotle Mango, Avocado & Caramelized Veggie Burritos on platter
Black Bean, Chipotle Mango, Avocado & Caramelized Veggie Burritos for National Mango Board







Jackie has also developed hundreds of consumer recipes for media clients. A few of her major recipe development clients have included Rachael Ray Every Day,, and Fitbit.

Beyond food companies and media, Jackie has worked on specialty projects, such as menu and recipe development, lunchbox styling, and photography for a school lunch planning company.

Jackie can provide computerized nutrition analysis, writing (hello clever headnotes!), and food video services (yep, IG Reels and beyond!). To see some food styling, photography, and videos by Jackie, simply check out her Instagram page.

services for food companies, start-ups, and “ghost” projects

Are you a food company looking for a culinary nutrition consultant for plant-forward culinary or nutrition advice? Are you hoping to launch a new food-based product and want to team up to develop it?  Or are you creating recipes for your book or cookbook? You’re in luck!

Jackie creates and tests recipes behind-the-scenes for food companies and “ghost” writes for celebrity and influencer cookbooks. And that’s just a tiny taste. She’s happy to jump in to help bring to life your recipe development, recipe testing, culinary ideation, baking substantiation, or other culinary-focused projects.

contact jackie now!