The Brazen Gourmand is a Chicago-based content creation company providing professional photography, social media management, brand ambassadorship, and sponsored content for restaurants and brands. TBG specializes in editorial style restaurant, food and event photography, partnering with businesses, chefs and brands to help tell their story through compelling images. TBG collaborates with organizations including tourism boards, hotels, and brands to create sponsored content such as travel guides, original recipes, and product reviews and endorsements, acting as an ambassador for their product or service. To request a quote or more information on collaborating with TBG, visit our Collaborate page.
You eat a meal, you visit a place, you experience a culture. Each take influence from the other. Its a dynamic relationship. These components define towns, regions and countries. Compelling photography coupled with personal writing and as food as our compass, The Brazen Gourmand is the guide for the culinary curious.
Hello there. My name is Caroline and I am a proud U.S. Army Reserves Officer, graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point ('10) and Iraq War veteran, now Chicago-based photographer and social media marketer insatiably hungry for challenge, adventure and the next fantastic meal. In addition to The Brazen Gourmand, I am the co-founder and executive director of Homegrwn Creative and CADET.
As a creative-minded individual serving in the disciplined world of the military, The Brazen Gourmand began as an outlet to express my culinary curiosity through stories and photos from my dining explorations around the globe. After 6 years of active duty service, most recently as a Captain stationed in South Korea, I made the decision to pursue my entrepreneurial instincts and interests in dining hospitality full-time in Chicago (and joined the Army Reserves!). My goal is simple - help tell the tales of chefs, restaurants, and brands by sharing images and stories of inspiration and contributing my energy and efforts to creating the best possible experiences for passionate diners like myself.
I love nothing more than partnering with restaurants, chefs and brands to collaborate on a diverse range of projects including content creation, food photography, menu and design consultation, event hosting and planning, and promotion opportunities. Send me a note or use the Collaborate page and let's get brainstorming.