CHAD MONTANO, MRM NUTRITION, @BRIEWILLY

 

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF:

I was born and raised in California. The beach is my second home and I try to spend as much time there as possible. I work full time for MRM Nutrition doing marketing and social media. Fitness and nutrition have always been a big part of my life and I continue to promote that lifestyle. Recently, I have become extremely passionate about photography especially food photography. I love the feeling of creating and styling a dish that makes you eat with your eyes first.

 

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR MOST RECENT PROJECTS?

I have been working with natural food companies on recipe development and product photography.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE YOU HAVE COME UP WITH USING AN AJC PRODUCT? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND IT? 

My favorite recipe so far has been the Tequila Sunrise made with the Johnny Pumpkinseed juice. I wanted to create a cocktail that touched on the Fall flavors and this juice went perfect with the recipe. I can't wait to try more recipes.

 

WHEN YOU ARE COMING UP WITH NEW DISHES, DO YOU HAVE A SOURCE(S) FOR INSPIRATION?

I look to my fellow friends on Instagram for inspiration. There is an amazing community of talented chefs, foodies, and photographers that continue to inspire me everyday!

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT OR BAR, WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK DO YOU RECOMMEND IT, AND WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE CAN A VISITOR EXPECT?

I don't really have a "favorite" because there are so many types of food that I love. If I had to pick one it would be Blue Ocean Sushi in Carlsbad, CA. They have an amazing list of rolls plus a robata grill menu.

 

WHAT INFO ABOUT COCKTAILS DO MOST PEOPLE MAKING DRINKS AT HOME NOT KNOW THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO THEM?

I feel like many people are unsure about specific measurements and ratios.

 

FAVORITE AJC FLAVOR?

Blueberry Finn.