Sharon Hearne-Smith is a food stylist and cookbook author. She has worked her magic with food in the media for 20 years in Ireland, the UK and the US. Her experience includes ghostwriting, recipe development and food styling for cookbooks and magazines. She has also worked on cookery demonstrations, food shows, tv commercials, packaging, advertising, movies and over 30 cookery TV shows.
Working with food has always been in Sharon’s blood, having grown up living and working in her family’s restaurant, The Lobster Pot in Carne, Co. Wexford, Ireland. She then went on to study a Home Economics teaching degree in Dublin. However, she always flicked through food magazines, dreaming of one day working in that industry.
Sharon’s food in the media career kicked off in London, where she not only worked on food magazines, but also behind the scenes supporting top celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver, James Martin, Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsey and Lorraine Pascale. She also worked for over 10 years on the internationally broadcast show ‘Ready Steady Cook’. Adventures in the US include working with Ina Garten on ‘Barefoot Contessa’. On moving back to Dublin, Ireland, Sharon worked with Donal Skehan, Rachel Allen and Neven Maguire.
In recent years, Sharon has written two of her own cookbooks, No Bake Baking (2014) and The No-Cook Cookbook (2016), published by Quercus (London). She has appeared on Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube and is also now a regular cook on RTE’s Today Show. Sharon has also hosted the live interview stage at the BBC Good Food Shows in Birmingham and Belfast where she has interviewed food heros including Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, The Hairy Bikers, James Martin, Tom Kerridge and John Torodes. Sharon is in her third year working proudly as an ambassador for Supervalu.
Currently, Sharon is teaching about the power of DoTERRA essential oils for natural health and wellbeing, including their use in cookery.
You can keep up to date with all of her work on her social media platforms linked on her website www.sharonhearnesmith.com.