Project runway

Editor’s note: This post was written by Malorie Bankhead, who is spending her summer interning with the Certified Angus Beef ® public relations team.

While we’ve all been known to throw a little flare in our style, have you ever tossed a little fashion on your plate — your dinner plate that is.

I’ve had the unique opportunity to act as a make-up artist, hair stylist, script writer and costume designer while interning for Certified Angus Beef LLC. And how I could fit those skills into my busy schedule of blog writing, event planning, and story writing, you ask?

I sneak it in on the weekends, of course.

It all happened in Columbus, Ohio. And while it wasn’t a normal runway it was still high fashion. Dressed in my Certified Angus Beef ® brand polo shirt I worked behind the scenes to prepare a ‘show plate’ and table for two news segments. The spots begin with the brand’s culinary and public relations teams. I work with them to create talking points for the folks on camera, choose table accessories for the camera shots and of course, help prep the stars of the show — tasty, tender and juicy Certified Angus Beef ® steaks.

Accompanying me were staffers Bryan Schaaf (left) and Chef Michael Ollier (right). We spent Independence Day at Fox 28 for a holiday grilling segment. Check out the awesome July 4th appearance here.

I’m looking forward to more of this high-stylin’ food fashion. Our next stop: Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Mich. For now, I leave you with one thought:

Look out Hollywood …
There’s a new star in town.
A star that has what it steaks!

Mal the Certified Angus Beef ® Gal


Published by

Jennifer Kiko

Jennifer lives on a rural route with her husband, kids, horses, cows and faithful Labs, Cash and Carter. She's an aspiring foodie and enjoys making good food for great friends. She lives next door to a winery, plays the piano, and admits to growing too many tomatoes.