The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything for Melissa and Marc Tantillo, a husband and wife team who made the decision to channel their passions for food and photography into a business that aims to assist restaurants in telling their stories. Two years later, Siège Food Photo has made their mark on the food scenes in Milwaukee, Chicago and beyond through work with countless restaurants including Birch, Electric Lime, Heaven’s Table BBQ and Heirloom MKE.
This week on FoodCrush, we’re sitting down with the Tantillos to chat about their love for food, their work with restaurants and their unique approach to assisting restaurants with branding and social media.
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Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.