• Cooking Video with Ceviche Project

    Happy Monday everyone!

    I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I’m really excited for today’s post! This project has been in the making for a long time! First, some background on the company that is featured in this post!

    Ceviche Project is a pop up company in Los Angeles. Ceviche Project focuses on… yup, ceviche! Octavio and Shannon Olivas are the owners and what I found to be especially neat about their business is they never use the same recipe twice! So for this post they created a special passion fruit drink as well as a delicious and beautiful ceviche dish, using all fresh and local produce from the Hollywood Farmers Market. The fish was also bought at the farmers market from a source out of Santa Barbara.

    I had visions prior to meeting Octavio and Shannon of creating cooking videos in a unique way that weren’t as traditional as they usually are. I believe this came from my fashion background. I wanted to portray a cooking segment in an editorial and more lifestyle way. I brainstormed a lot with Bethany Nauert for this project. Using her resources and my resources we created a really beautiful piece that I am so proud of!

    Thank you to everyone who was involved and helped make this possible! Thank you Bethany Nauert, Octavio and Shannon Olivas from Ceviche Project for making such beautiful food and drinks, John Saint-Denis for lending us your beautiful home and your prop styling skills as well as gathering some of your friends to be a part of this (Shanaz Khan, Tim Lee and Jeremy Manning ) and thank you Aris Jerome for taking your fashion eye and creating a unique take on this cooking video!

    Here is the first cooking video for Steamed Not Fried with Ceviche Project!


    You can learn more about Ceviche Project.. here!

    Below are some stills taken while we were filming.

    (Pictured above and below: Octavio and Shannon Olivas of Ceviche Project)

    (Pictured above: Residence of John Saint-Denis)

    (PIctured above: Residence of John Saint-Denis and Styling also by John Saint-Denis)

    (Pictured above: (from left to right) Jeremy Manning, Shanaz Khan, John Saint-Denis and Tim Lee)


    Written by: Kristen Tola Hettich

    Photographed by: Bethany Nauert