Jaymee Sire

New York, US

Food, Journalism, Social Media

For 15 years, I worked in sports broadcasting, and during that time, my favorite part about the job was telling stories. Whether it was a baseball highlight or a human interest feature…the writing and storytelling is what I loved the most.

I started e is for eat in October of 2011 as a way to tell a different type of story…one through food.

Starting in middle school as part of our weekly chores, my sister and I were required to cook our family of three dinner once a week. It was to be balanced with a protein, veggie and starch, and it had to be aesthetically pleasing as well. I believe my love of food and cooking began then. It was elevated when I studied abroad in Spain my senior year of college, constantly sampling new flavors and cuisines as I traveled through Europe following a three month program in Barcelona. This passion was further enhanced during my time in San Francisco, as I was inspired by fresh produce and world-class restaurants on a daily basis.

Whether it’s the vibrant rainbow of colors at the farmer’s market or the array of exotic smells at a spice shop, I love using high quality, local and fresh ingredients. From there, I take it a step further and think of interesting ways of presenting those ingredients. Instead of clam chowder, how about miniature clam chowder bread bowl bites? Instead of a jello shot, how about making them inside of a citrus peel? Instead of green bean casserole at Thanksgiving, how about green bean casserole grilled cheese sliders?

I’m a Montana girl at heart, but school and career have taken me to Washington, Spain, California, Connecticut and now New York as places I’ve called home. Always planning my next meal or vacation, you can find me whipping up creations in the kitchen, sampling new restaurants and jet setting around the world. You can also catch me teaching classes on the brand new Food Network Kitchen app or making various appearances on the network on shows such as Beat Bobby Flay. I will eat just about everything except bell peppers, for which I hold an irrational hatred. I can rarely say no to a platter of fancy cheese and a glass of bubbles, but my last meal on earth would be a carne asada burrito from pretty much any taco shop in San Diego.


Fan Chat

Duration : 30 mins
This is YOUR 30 minutes! Whatever you want to chat or ask me about... it's up to you! Want to know BTS stuff about my time at ESPN or Iron Chef Showdown? This is your chance. Want to simply chat about food or sports? That's cool too!
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Private Cooking Instruction

Duration : 30 mins
Have you seen me post about a dish on Instagram and thought to yourself "I wish I could make that"? Well, now you can! We can mutually decide on a dish you'd like to learn and I will take you through it, step by step. We can go at your speed and you can stop to ask questions if you'd like! (The additional $25 is to cover any ingredients I need to buy in order to demo the dish during our live session.)
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TV Broadcast Coaching

Duration : 30 mins
Are you looking to break into the television biz? Or maybe you're already on your way and could use some 1:1 coaching or simply ask advice. You can even send along your resume or reel and we can go over it during our session.
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FREE session for broadcasting students or year 1

Duration : 30 mins
Are you in college for broadcast television or just starting out in the business? I'm happy to lend my time for free since I know how little we all make in that first job. Simply send proof of your enrollment in a college broadcasting school OR proof that it's your first year in the business, and I'm happy to book this session free of charge. We can go over your resume, reels, when to get an agent, etc.
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