About Us


Foodie Tout, publisher of Foodie Daily, is the consummate food industry advisory firm, located in the epicurean epicenter of the United States. From co-packing to reputation management, establishing new products to creating social media marketing channels, Foodie Tout is the soup to nuts go-to advisory service for restaurants, food producers and purveyors of high-end culinary products. In short, we are The Foodie Company. Read more


Foodie Daily provides foodies with an outlet to satisfy their cravings for food knowledge. We keep our audience up to date on trending topics within the food industry, and introduce food products that we feel the world must become familiar with. Foodie Daily is foodie journalism at its finest!


As a multi-tiered business platform, Foodie Tout integrates the power of the web and e-commerce with traditional industry methodology to incubate, accelerate and elevate food related businesses. We do this through our suite of sites and services. Learn more at foodiemedia.com.



John Foley | Publisher, Founder
John joined Foodie Tout in 2012, bringing with him the extensive body of communication, culinary and business expertise that laid the foundation for Foodie Daily. He is a noted culinary and business columnist whose work appears on Allbusiness.com and Examiner.com.

A successful entrepreneur whose interests focus on food, publishing and communications, John has published weekly and daily newspapers and magazines, has owned and operated eight restaurants, and has begun two online companies — most notably as Publisher of IzmoMedia, a Bangalore, India based content provider.


Karen Foley | Executive Editor, CEO, Founder
Karen was anointed a foodie in 1991 when Time Magazine published a cover story on the former fashion executive’s choice to leave New York City and the fashion world for the simple life: Owning a historic grocery store in St. Paul, Minnesota. Karen soon purchased a second grocery store on the golden shores of Lake Minnetonka, a business which she quickly grew into eight restaurants and the launch of her first website in 2000.

Karen’s foodie expertise directly coincides with her instinctive sales and marketing vision, developed through her key leadership roles in product development, branding, sales, marketing and distribution. As the General Manager of Operations for Oakville Grocery Company, she implemented systems, procedures and best practices while growing the company through focused marketing implementation. As Senior Vice President of Sales for Tulocay and Company, a Napa, Ca. based gourmet food manufacturing company, Karen tripled company sales and launched licensed brands for Tyler Florence and Good Housekeeping, developed Vineyard Pantry and Nature’s Habit brands, and worked closely with key food related retailers across the country on developing private label programs.


Max Nasyrov | Web Developer
Max is a magical make-it-work web developer who keeps all the gears turning behind the Foodie Tout WordPress sites. His programming skills run the gamut, from JavaScript to C# to Python to PHP. He’s been studying technology since he was a kid and hasn’t stopped. When he’s not working, he’s fleshing-out his ever-expanding knowledge base at Sacramento City College.

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Ali Smith | Web Designer & Content Developer
Ali’s web design and content development skills are infused with her experience as a Creative Director, Copywriter and Producer at major direct marketing and traditional advertising agencies. She has led brand-building initiatives for clients such as Humane Society of the United States, ProFlowers, eHealth Insurance, Moviefone, Atkins, Sprint and Proctor & Gamble.


Linda Foshee | Senior Graphic Designer & Production Manager
When Foodie Tout acquired Mad Wills Food Company, they were blessed with Linda. Having been with the company since 1994, Linda is the Swiss-Army knife of the Production Department, on top of being an exceptional designer. Her comprehensive knowledge of the business and her no-nonsense approach to getting things done have been essential to the company’s quick and continuing growth.


Holly Ellis | Graphic Designer
Holly — logo, branding and layout whiz — does soup to nuts for the Purveyor’s Kitchen Creative Department. Her prolific background in logo and packaging design raises the bar for PK’s Artisan Purveyor labels, and her videography skills have helped turn out exceptional recipe videos as well.

Lauren Pooley | Graphic Designer
Lauren is an all-around awesome member of the Purveyor’s Kitchen Creative Department. Her brilliant Artisan Purveyor branding and logo/label designs are created with the skillful attention to detail that garnered her a collection of design awards and a B.S. in Graphic Design with honors from California State University Sacramento.

3 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Is your CL announcement just to create traffic, attempting to augment your revenue from visitors?

    Based on obivous details and lack of them on your site layout, and your continued success, it surely doesn’t appear that you need new writers.

    Bonne chance!

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