The Chef's Canvas

The Chef's Canvas is an artfully designed coffee table book that blends the love of cooking with the love for art. Published by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, this 288-page book pairs works of the Museum's Permanent Collection with some of the best chefs, bartenders and breweries in Northeast Florida. Through the eyes and mouths of these culinary experts, each Chef has created a recipe inspired by a work of art.

Work: Book Design, Layout, Identity

Client: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens



  • National Winner — Best Design (USA) — Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
  • Local Gold ADDY for Book Design
  • District Gold ADDY for Book Design
  • Gold Medal — Cookbooks — Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs)
  • Best Illustrations — Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
  • Best in the World (3rd) — Best Illustrations, Iconography — Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
  • Honorable Mention — 2017 American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Competition