Full Culinary Experience
We photograph and interview you as you cook your recipes in your kitchen. These meals are not your run of the mill, weeknight dinners. They are typically recipes that are passed along through generations and have importance to the family. While you cook, we have a conversation about the meal. We take information from this process and turn it into a cookbook that includes photographs taken that day and product shots of the food. Read more about the process here.
Recipe Fee -
We charge a $350 design fee for the first recipe that we film, cook, photograph, and create a book around. If you elect to have more recipes filmed during the same day of cooking, we do a discounted rate.
1 Recipe = $350
2nd Recipe + $100
3rd Recipe + $75
4th Recipe + $50
In addition to documenting the recipes on the day of cooking, you can add up to 25 additional recipes to your custom book (no food photos, just the recipe). We will type up the recipes and format them all in the same design. We will also scan and restore photographs up to 50 photographs that you provide.
Food Fee - When we remake the recipe to take the photographs, we charge the client for the food at cost.
Book Fee - Production of your physical book will vary dramatically depending on size, binding, type of paper, total number of pages, and number of copies ordered. We can offer you an estimate based on comparing prior customers books with current production costs from our printer. Later in the production process, we will send you a more definite pricing spectrum based on your book.
Travel Fee - We travel up to 30 miles away from Ellicott City, Maryland. Anything further will incur a travel fee based on distance and tolls.
Price Reduction Option
To help keep costs lower, many of our clients have given us the rights to reproduce these recipes for the cookbooks that we sell. In these instances, we make two unique books. One book is a custom book for the family, the other book is more generalized version that we sell to the general public. Clients that elect to do this receive a discount on the design fee.
In addition the a reduced design fee, clients who elect to allow us to sell their content receive 20% off products at our store for 6 months upon completing their custom book (not eligible for your custom book order).