About Us

Who We Are

Tanya Steel is a global leader in media, specializing in food, health, and wellness. As CEO of Tanya Wenman Steel LLC & Cooking Up Big Dreams LLC, she consults on multi-platform media initiatives that focus on culinary and wellness platforms. 

Our Experience

Steel and her team have a lot of experience creating award-winning content: Clients and partners include(d) the White House, the Health Ministry of Canada, Condé Nast, Taunton Press, the Julia Child Foundation; James Beard/Nomad; PBS/WGBH; Kliger Enterprises; Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, Corus Entertainment, Department of Education, and the U.S.D.A.

     Steel initiated Canada's Kid Food Nation, Scotland’s Junior Chef Cook-Off, as well as the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” with First Lady Michelle Obama, an annual event at the White House from 2012 to 2016. She’s the Award Director for the Julia Child Award and a best-selling cookbook author. Her third book, Food Fight: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What And Why Through the Ages, will be published by National Geographic Kids in 2018. 

      Prior to this, she was the Editorial Director of Clean Plates, and for eight years was Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Director of Epicurious, as well as the digital incarnations of Gourmet, and she has won dozens of industry awards. She also helmed the development of the most award-winning food app. Want to know more? See her full bio.

What We Do


Content and Brand Strategy & Execution: Editorial development and operation for prestigious lifestyle, culinary, and health media brands across digital, mobile, video, tablets, magazines, books, television, and live events.

Manage Teams: Lead efforts across multiple teams and partnerships in the  government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. 

Audience Development: We're experts in social media, public relations, SEO, events all contribute to broader brand reach.

Increase Your Revenue Growth: We work with our clients to come up with bold strategies to increase their market share and revenue.

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