SUSANNAH LOCKETTI combined her degree in television with her passion for food to create a rewarding multimedia career in the food entertainment industry. Susannah has spent the past nine years as an on-camera food personality and meal planning expert working to bring families back to their dinner tables again. Studies suggest families who dine frequently have less teenage substance use, better nutrition, better academic performance, better communication and socialization skills and increased life and safety skills.
Susannah got her start in food television hosting a local cable cooking show that caught the eye of executives at Food Network. Susannah was cast in the pilot season of the Next Food Network Star where she placed in the top four.
Susannah spent the next two years representing Publix grocery stores making recipes on the noon news, internet and in-store kiosks designed to bring families back to their dinner tables.
Susannah then spent two years as the food expert for the Warner Bros. website momlogic.com. Here Susannah had direct access to the meal planning dilemmas of modern moms and created video and written content aimed at providing solutions. Susannah also took part in live web events helping moms on the spot with meal planning advice and cooking tips.
Susannah’s meal planning expertise was put to the test on CBS’s The Doctors where Susannah successfully got two picky twin girls to eat their veggies without even realizing it! Click here to watch the video!
Susannah regularly conducts meal planning seminars, cooking classes and workshops for moms, schools, agencies and daycare centers looking to make mealtime a healthy priority. Â Susannah also volunteers her time teaching cooking classes to low income families in her local community.
Susannah has a unique niche in meal planning-she spent two years working as a meal planning consultant for a nonprofit agency serving teens and adults with developmental disabilities including Autism. Susannah has hands-on experience, tips and tricks for sensory, behavioral and meal planning issues within this specialized population.
Susannah put herself through college as a cashier working for a major grocery store and later represented a grocery store chain in commercials. Because of this experience, Susannah is able to show parents how to shop cost effectively and nutritiously without clipping coupons. Susannah has a vast knowledge of the products available in everyday grocery stores and how to utilize them to make meal planning easier for parents.
Susannah has also built relationships with some of the largest food companies in our country. She appears regularly in cooking videos for Kraft Foods, has done web ads for Ragu and Betty Crocker in addition to recipe development for General Mills and magazine ads and recipe development for Benefiber. Susannah was also the first recipient of an advocacy grant from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter for her meal planning initiatives in the community.
Susannah has made appearances on Food Network, The Doctors, Tony Danza, Phantom Gourmet, Fox, NBC and NECN. Her story has appeared in the Boston Globe, The NY Times and her recipes have been featured in Food Network magazine.
Susannah appears regularly on talk radio and worked as a food writer for the Kingston Observer and Gatehouse Media where she had a column called $10 Ten Minutes aimed at providing families dinner in ten minutes for under ten dollars.
Susannah resides in Massachusetts and is a single mom to two wonderful boys ages 14 and 10. Susannah learned how to cook at the age of five when her mom taught her how to make apple pies from scratch. Susannah credits her mom with teaching her the importance on making family dining a necessary ritual in today’s modern world to keep families connected.