Victoria Heydt

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Victoria Heydt
Title: Contributing Writer

Victoria Heydt is a food photographer, stylist, and editor. An Institute of Culinary Education grad, she also develops and tests recipes. Residing in Raleigh, North Carolina, she has been cooking professionally and photographing recipes for over three years.


  • Received culinary arts and culinary management certificates from The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City
  • Tested recipes with chef Sara Moulton and worked as a prep cook at Spanish tapas restaurant Huertas
  • Styled food on photoshoots for brands such as Good Housekeeping, Keurig Coffee, and the Christmas Tree Shop


Victoria first fell in love with the incredible ability of food to bring people together when she lived in Madrid, Spain during her undergraduate program and she hasn't been the same since.

After she graduated from her alma mater, Washington College, she worked for a few years in IT as a Project Coordinator until she decided to pursue her passion for cooking full-time.

She attended The Institute of Culinary Education in New York, where she did a dual externship: testing recipes with chef Sara Moulton and working as a prep cook at Huertas—a Spanish tapas restaurant in the East Village.

Upon graduation from culinary school, she worked as a food styling assistant in New York City and New Jersey on several high profile photoshoots with Piggly Wiggly, Good Housekeeping, Keurig Coffee, Christmas Tree Shop, and Pure Protein. During that time, she also worked as a food editor for The Spruce Eats.

After some time in the city, she decided to move to North Carolina for a new adventure. ​Now, she combines her passion for styling and love for food to create mouth-watering dishes for the camera.


Victoria received a bachelor's degree in humanities from Washington College. She also has culinary arts and culinary management certificates from The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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