Co-founder of Meringue Girls, trained chef, successful food stylist, passionate recipe writer and cookbook author.
Hailing from the magical land of Aotearoa, New Zealand, Stacey has always been utterly obsessed with the ocean, sunshine and all things food. She is a strong believer in living an authentic, playful and creative life.
After gaining a first class diploma in Culinary Arts at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), she left NZ and set off to explore the culinary world, honing her skills in kitchens along the way.
Realising that working in a male dominated environment was not for her, the brain-child Meringue Girls was born, founded by Stacey & Alex Hoffler. The pair saw a gap in the market for an innovative and inspirational baking brand with girl power at the core.
Together they opened a bakery in East London and created two best selling cookbooks; Meringue Girls Cookbook & Meringue Girls Everything Sweet , both photographed by the legendary David Loftus and published by Square Peg, Penguin Random House.
Alongside building her business from the ground up, Stacey has been working as a freelance food stylist and recipe writer for some top publications in the UK. Clients have included: Italian Vogue, Tim Walker, Kate Moss for Rimmel, Wallpaper mag, Guardian Cooks, Grazia, Great British Food Magazine, Veggie Magazine, Green & Blacks, BBC Children in Need, Buzzfeed, Mr Porter (to name a few).
As well as her love for business and all things food, Stacey is also a passionate yoga practitioner and firm believer in self empowerment. She completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course at Akanda Yoga, Rishikesh, India in October 2017 and has been part of women's circles and numerous workshops on feminine embodiment around the world. Stacey recently co-founded Wild Women Yoga Lunch - an event uniting food, yoga and women's empowerment.
In 2018, Stacey sold her shares in Meringue Girls to pursue other ventures. Over the last year She has been working remotely and travelling extensively through Europe, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and South-East Asia, sourcing inspiration and rejuvenating her culinary creativity.
After her extensive work in the competitive, influential London food scene for the last 6 years and her yoga training and women's work in the last 2 years, Stacey has developed a wide creative skill set and is comfortable working in a variety of areas.
If you would like to work with Stacey, please do not hesitate to get in touch.