Adrienne Cooper

I live, breathe, eat, and write about food. I love to bring together my passions for food, comedy and New York City. I dream of bringing together all of my talents on the little screen, the medium screen, and perhaps even the big screen one day.
I wanna make you laugh. I wanna make you eat. Not at the same time though---that's dangerous.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Fun Foodie NYC Tours. New York, NY
Founder & Tour Guide, Food Blogger. 3+ yrs
I Love the Upper West Side.com. New York, NY
Contributor. < 1 yr
Flirting with Flavors. New York, NY
Culinary Assistant. 1-2 yrs
Hella Cocktail Company. New York, NY
Brand Ambassador, Copywriter. < 1 yr
Strong Place Bar. Brooklyn, NY
Private Events & Catering Director, Social Media Maven. < 1 yr
Great Performances Catering. New York, NY
Captain, Bartender, Waiter. 3+ yrs
City Food Tours. New York, NY
Tour Guide, Social Marketing. < 1 yr
Pasha Events. New York, NY
Catering Sales Manager. < 1 yr
Feed Your Hole Food Truck. New York, NY
Expediter, Register. < 1 yr
Hyatt Regency Jersey City. Jersey City, NJ
Catering Assistant, Banquets Coordinator, Catering Bartender & Waiter. 3+ yrs
SUNY Delhi College of Technology. Delhi, NY
BBA in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Hotel/Resort Management. 3+ yrs
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Brand Ambassador
Editorial Content
Expert Speaker
On-screen talent
Photography
Podcasting
Social Media Expertise
Video Production
Recipe development
EVENTS
5th Annual GANYC Apple Awards: I've been producing this event since its inception and on Monday, March 4th, 2019 we’ll be gathering at the SVA Theater for our 5th Annual event to celebrate New York City! Our host will be longtime GANYC Favorites, The Bowery Boys! We're very excited to see what Gregory Young and Tom Meyers bring to our Awards stage! Our Guiding Spirit Award will celebrate our Education Committee Chair, Nina Mende. Our Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize Rozanne Seelen of the Drama Book Shop.
GALLERY
VIDEO

  • Bagel Tawk - Exploring NYC Bagels with Adrienne Cooper and Chris Pugliese

  • Adrienne Cooper, Funny Foodie
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Adrienne Cooper
Adrienne Cooper
New York, NY
United States

Fun Foodie NYC Tours
Funny Female Foodtreprenuer



I'm a native New Yorker from the Upper West Side of Manhattan. My education was all through the NYC Public School System, and in High School I went to a specialized school for the arts where I concentrated on acting. Coming from a family of artists, I  was encouraged to have a fall-back plan. I turned to hospitality after finding inspiration in a coffee shop in San Francisco.

I got a BBA in Hospitality Management, with a concentration in Hotels/Resorts, and knew one thing: I didn't want to work in a hotel. Naturally, I found myself on track to climb that hotel management path at the Hyatt. When I realized my fall-back had become everything, it was time to re-assess. I took a risk and jumped ship without a net, and simply the knowledge that I wanted to stay in hospitality, but work in my hometown and somehow find the time to express my creative self.

After a couple of stints in other gigs, I found a marketing job with a food tour company. The owner asked if I'd be interested in guiding, given my background. The more I thought about it, the more I realized it was the perfect job for me. My mother's a tour guide, my friends always came to me for advice on good eats, and I loved showing friends and family my favorite city in the world. So, I studied for the exam and got my license. 6 months later I went off on my own.

Around the same time I started guiding, I started delving into the world of comedy. I began with one class in sketch writing and that turned into years of writing, improvising, and performing all across the city. I even put together my own show to combine my love of food and comedy, I've performed it on a few different stages, and look forward to one day bringing it to the small screen.