TV hosting/on-air talent Food journalism/humor essays Competition judging Emceeing
TedX-Style Speeches on Food Corporate/Event Speaking ("10 Things I've Learned as a Food Critic") Branding/Copywriting
Despite wagers to the contrary, Troy was able to put his poetry and speech communications degree to good use. Metaphors are what make him so compelling as a TV host, writer and public speaker. He changes the way we think about common things. In his Food Network show "Crave," he describes eating rich, decadent food "like eating Morgan Freeman's voice." Bacon is "the duct tape of the food world, fixes everything." He's a bit strange.
Troy is an
award-winning food writer, restaurant critic, public speaker and TV host who’s currently seen
next to Guy Fieri on the primetime Food Network series, Guy’s Grocery Games. Troy parlayed a poetry degree into a 10-year
gig as a successful rock journalist (Billboard,
Spin, etc.). He wrote and hosted an
Emmy-winning, TV show about indie rock, including live performances from TV on the Radio to the Buzzcocks to Jason Mraz (plus Maroon 5's TV debut). Then he
saw Jesus in a short rib in 2007 and dedicated himself to writing about food.
By 2010 his funny, irreverent food writing won the highest journalism
awards in SD and Orange County, and Food Network tapped him to write and host
the travel series, Crave. Troy also
wrote and hosted Food Network’s one-hour special Best Thing on Sliced Bread, and has appeared as a food critic on Iron Chef America, Extreme Chef and Best Thing I
Ever Ate. Currently, he is the restaurant critic for San Diego Magazine, a semi-regular food expert on KPBS radio, and a public speaker/emcee for 1,000-guests-plus events around San Diego (including TedX).