Cadillac Culinary Masters – Monica Pope

Back in late February, I posted about some of the work we were doing for Houston Modern Luxury’s new upcoming ad campaign. The year long series is called Cadillac’s Culinary Masters and Robert Del Grande was our first chef and food we photogaphed for the campaign.

We were pretty pumped when we got the call to photograph our next chef, Monica Pope.  As owner and chef of T’afia, Monica has found local fame with her cooking skills, with her blogging and through her being named Best Chef at the 2009 Houston Culinary Awards.  She has found worldwide fame with her James Beard nomination in 2007, her selection as a Top 10 New Chef by Food and Wine Magazine and her participation in Top Chef Masters on BravoTV.  She is also very philanthropic and her $5,000.00 Quick Fire Challenge win on Top Chef Masters was donated to the Recipe for Success Foundation.  If you’ve not had a chance to stop by T’afia on the edge of midtown, you’ve got to do yourself a favor and go.

Here are a couple of the portraits we captured along with the salad that will appear in the April edition of Houston Modern Luxury.  Let Monica know that you saw her here the next time you find yourself dining at T’afia!


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