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Allison & Matt are wildly creative thinkers, kickass/badass/wiseass/smartass food experts, a zig to everyone’s zag and the people you always want to come to your party (with delicious cookery in tow). They brighten a room and enliven every conversation—sass and joy."
Debra Puchalla: SVP Digital Brands, Food Network & Cooking Channel
Allison is a firecracker on stage. Her enthusiasm, depth of knowledge about all things food and her sincerity is always a pleasure to watch. We have enjoyed having her speak at several of our conferences -- she is an inspiration that ignites the room.
Babette Pepaj: Founder, TECHmunch Conference and BakeSpace.com
Facebook, which obviously knows everything about everyone, has an algorithm that puts whatever Allison Robicelli wants to say at the top of my feed, all day, every day. I have tried to unfriend her (without her knowing) so that I can have someone else live in my brain. It doesn't work and I've given up trying to avoid the conclusion that Allison Robicelli is the most important person in social media.
Francis Lam: Host of The Spendid Table, Greatest Food Writer in History with 47 James Beard Awards to Prove it
Allison is herself a walking podcast. If you want a ton of great tape—hilarious tape—and very little editing to do, have her on your show."
Kenzi Wilbur: Creator & Host, Food52's Burnt Toast
Allison and Matt are two of the funniest and most interesting people in the hospitality industry. Actually, any industry. Having them appear at an event or a culinary demonstration will steal the show from anyone else around. I wish someone would give them a TV show so the world could be constantly entertained by their antics. They live life to its fullest extent and remind others that they should, too.
Marisa Ain, CEO, Plate & Decanter Events
The Robicelli's are passionate, funny people that have no issue doing the leg work to get things done. Always eager to dig in and brainstorm new ideas, or assist in solving dilemmas, the Robicelli's are a blast to work with.
Summer Cullen: Event Director, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
Matt Robicelli is a tattooed virtuoso of the food world, and Allison Robicelli is the punk rock mad scientist. They are the new Bonnie and Clyde of food, but without all the murder and stuff.
Scott Schubert: Former Purchaser for Martha Stewart
Creative powerhouses. From the kitchen to the manuscript, they are fearless in her pursuit of all things good and no-bullshit. Allison & Matt will help to keep any project focused, honest, and innovative.
Kayla Santosuosso, Political Strategist & Former Associate Director of AAANY
Allison and Matt Robicelli are incredible to work with – not only are they mad geniuses with quirky, original and crazy-in-a-good way ideas, but they are a great recipe developers who really understand how to write a recipe, and the needs of real people cooking at home. They are great at making sure there’s balance in a recipe – if there’s a complicated step, they makes sure the rest of the recipe is easy or has shortcuts. Allison and Matt don’t just make click-bait; the recipes are geared for the home cook and they really work. Plus, they are a joy to work with and their positive energy is contagious.
Michelle Buffardi: Culinary Site Director, Food Network
I enlisted the help of Matt and Allison to make a custom cupcake that incorporated a client's product as part of our campaign to commemorate the brand's 200th anniversary. With little notice, Matt and Allison whipped up an incredibly creative and flavorful cupcake recipe that our clients loved, and the media loved more. I deal with a lot of vendors in PR and the process of working with the Robicellis, from start to finish, was an absolute dream.
McKenzie Roman: Project Manager, Hunter Public Relations
"As the Marketing & Events Director for the Village Voice, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Robicellis several times. Now only would they make sure there was plenty for the crowd crowd of thousands, but they would always insist on saving some for our event staff - who thinks of that kind of thing? Amazing, hardworking, badass and hilarious people who are among some of my favorites to have ever worked with!"
Christina Pettit: The Village Voice
Allison was a fantastic executive coach - who provided invaluable connections and resources. After returning from living abroad, Allison helped me transition back into the market in New York. Her humor, smarts, talent and network helped me land the perfect job.
Kari Johnson, Fine Dining Events & Marketing in New York City
Allison is one of the most thought-provoking, insightful people I've ever had on my podcast, "Speaking Broadly." Her candor, depth and humor make her a mesmerizing guest.
Dana Cowin: Former Editor-In-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, Host of Speaking Broadly; Media Personality & Industry Legend
The food world is full of glad-handing, back-patting bullshit and real opinions are in short supply. Allison Robicelli is an unfiltered, honest and hilarious voice in the rainbow-bacon bedecked realm of food media. Listen and be liberated.
Annaliese Griffin: Editor-in-Chief, Brooklyn Based
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Matt Rodbard: Editor-in-Chief, Taste
Allison & Matt are witty, thoughtful, smart and funny as hell. They're a bottomless well of recipe ideas, each one creative, delicious and well executed.
Layla Schlack: Senior Editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine
The Robicellis are the most knowledgeable, real and downright upbeat food industry couple I’ve ever encountered, hands down. They constantly have the BEST tips, tricks and anecdotes for any situation, food related or not. If I had three wishes, one would certainly be to have a quarter of their know-how of the food industry along with an ounce of the personality the two of them have! They are always willing to help, and are remarkable in every way imaginable.
Ariadne Ippolito: Hyatt Regency Hospitality
Allison was hired to consult on our the pastry program of our seasonal restaurant. She did not simply bring recipes, but a holistic analysis of how to improve the entire restaurant functionality. Her sense of humor and positive energy are inspiring and a pleasure to work alongside." Elana Carlson, GM Behind the Bookstore
You can count on Allison & Matt to give it to you straight, and rely on their network and outreach to tap the right person at the right time. They are a huge asset for us at One Haus, and we love them dearly!
Mike Hewitt, Founder at CEO at One Haus Hospitality
Such an inspiring (and funny!) speaker! We had a crowd of over 500 guests listening and appreciating your words which had us in a range of emotions — laughing and feeling touched by your life’s journey — in just 30 minutes. Come back soon!
Pamela Silvestri, Food Editor & Event Chair, Staten Island Advance
The Robicelli’s bake stuff that will make you mouthgasm, but their talent extends beyond cupcakes. This hilarious and compassionate pair make any task they take on sparkle.
Renee Nicole Gray, aka Lady DoppelGaga, the World's #1 Lady Gaga Impersonator
I had the distinct pleasure and joy of shooting a video with Allison and Matt....the fun they have together (and with whomever is lucky enough to hang out with them) comes across so perfectly on camera. It makes my job easy!
Ali Rosen, Emmy-nominated host & creator of Potluck Video
When producing NYC’s largest trivia night series emceed by NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan, Allison & Matt always came through with fantastic prize donations which our 300 attendees LOVED! It was always a treat to see her on national TV with Nick Lachey as well, where her approachable ease was on full display. True professionals inside the kitchen and out!
David Jacobson: CEO, TrivWorks
The Robicellis are the modern day Julia and Jacques. With stellar cooking skills, inventive recipes, and sharp tongues, they are
most prolific fucking chefs right now.
Debbie Pressman: Director of Media, Food Film Festival
Matt and Allison Robicelli are simply delightful. I had the distinct honor and joy of working with them on their first book, and at every stage they were there with a bawdy joke or a batch of unbelievably delicious cupcakes. They even took time to help me with an unrelated fundraiser I was planning around the time that I met them. They are above-and-beyond excellent human beings, and knowing them will make your life richer
Gigi Campo: Former Assistant Editor, Penguin/Random House
Allison truly one of the coolest, bravest, smartest and loveliest ladies in the world, and may she continue to thrive!
Caroline Choe: Food Writer
Allison and Matt are not only insiders on the food industry, they are crusaders. If you're looking for sharp, intelligent, all-too-real and no-holds-barred intel on the latest in food, look no further.
Cathy Erway: Author of The Art of Eating In and host for Gimlet Media and Heritage Radio Network
A luminous presence with a world-class collection of dirty jokes. Amazing consultants and all-things-food experts, but I mainly work with them for the dirty jokes.
Neal Ungerleider: Professional Speaker and Tech Journalist
I've been a longtime fan of Allison & Matt – as a passionate home cook, their recipes ALWAYS are game changers and get put into my regular rotation. As a good writer, I'm often jealously irritated at how clever and fun and effortless Allison's writing seems.
Stacey Ballis: Bestselling Novelist & Food Writer
Allison Robicelli is the best at clever writing and knowing things.
Eddie McNamara: Cookbook Author, Toss Your Own Salad