IN THE MAGAZINE 405
In Conversation with Chef Mary Payne Moran
We caught up with Moran while she was home — leading a “Food Styling for Film” course at Francis Tuttle — to learn more about her unique career.
Technically, Chef Mary Payne Moran had her first food styling gig in eighth grade. While she attended Westminster School, her mom tended to a business creating and selling gingerbread houses with a friend. After school Moran joyfully joined in, fashioning various candy decorations for the elaborate wintry scenes. Moran says that “magical time” with her mom was also a time of discovery: Food is fun — and playing with it can also be profitable.
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