An award-winning culinary professional with over twenty years of recipe development, food styling, test kitchen management and culinary innovation experience, Gwynn Galvin is the creative and talented chef and nutritionist behind Swirls of Flavor. Making Scalloped Potatoes while earning her Girl Scout Cooking Badge is the spark that ignited Gwynn’s passion for all things culinary. Years later she would attend culinary school and turn her passion into her career. Her fascination with food and nourishment didn’t stop there. She went on to receive two nutritionist certifications and intertwines her culinary and nutritional knowledge when creating her recipes. She also enlightens you on current food trends, nutrition facts and seasonal and holiday tips for recipes and entertaining. “Swirls of Flavor” is Gwynn’s way of sharing her love of cooking and nutrition with you and filling your home with fabulously delicious “Swirls of Flavor” whenever you cook up one of her recipes.
Gwynn, a Brand Ambassador and Influential Blogger, has been Test Kitchen Director for a nationally published magazine for twelve years in addition to creating recipes and product prototypes for several major food corporations. Her recipes are featured in cookbooks, magazines, national ad campaigns, television commercials, on product packaging and online. Gwynn has judged the Duncan Hines Bake-Off and the National Chicken Cooking Contest.
In addition to working for major food corporations and publications as a Chef Nutritionist and Culinary Consultant, Gwynn is Chef and Partner of Sweet Indulgences, a family-owned premium baking company featured on the television show Cupcake Wars. She developed the award-winning recipes offered at their shoppe and is always creating new flavors and concepts for their product line.
She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance and served on the Alliance Board of Directors. In 2016 Gwynn’s Bourbon Peach Cheesecake Mousse In A Jar recipe was named the Grand Prize Winner of the Blog Life University Conference’s Dixie Crystals Sweet and Southern Desserts Recipe Contest. Gwynn’s recognitions also include being named to Cambridge’s Who’s Who Among Women Entrepreneurs, 2011; Best Tasting Cheesecake Award, 2010, NY Cake Convention; 2011 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Bakery, Bergen Health and Life Magazine; 2011 Top Cupcakery in Bergen County, BergenMama.com; 2012 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Bakery, Bergen Health and Life Magazine; 2012 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Cupcakes, Bergen Health and Life Magazine and 2013 Reader’s Choice for Best Cupcakes and Bakery, Bergen Health and Life Magazine.
Gwynn received her culinary training at The New School of Culinary Arts in NYC, The Institute of Culinary Education and has studied food styling under the direction of Delores Custer. She is a certified Nutrition Wellness Counsellor and Holistic Health Counsellor and the recipient of a Wilton Certificate in Cake Decorating and New Jersey Food Manager Certification.
Gwynn’s recipes have been described as “decadent bites of brilliance” and she is happy to share them with you and fill your home with fabulously delicious “Swirls of Flavor”!
Make a Swirls recipe, share it with those you love….and savor the moment!
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