Foodies Staff

Domenic Mecurio Jr.

Domenic is focused on food & wine education. Known in restaurant circles as The Wine Guy, he formerly owned and operated a Massachusetts-based wine importing company for 10 years. Domenic received a Master’s degree in International Marketing and Finance from Boston’s Suffolk University. Domenic is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and has appeared in several feature films including Pink Panther 2, The Box, Real Men Cry, Tell Tale Heart, What’s Your Number?, and Brotherhood. Domenic’s enthusiasm and passion for food and wine, combined with his affinity for film, propelled him into local TV wine education series, The Wine Guy, in which he took viewers on a tour of Italy’s wine regions and historic destinations. Recently, he filmed a special celebrity edition with vineyard owner and racing champion Mario Andretti of California’s famous Andretti Winery. Domenic is the editor and publisher of Foodies of New England magazine, and the host of Foodies of New England, a dynamic and educational TV show. The show features New England’s best, award-winning chefs, and their signature recipes. He is the creator and founder of Best Chefs, a series of live, regional culinary competitions featuring the northeast’s finest culinary talent, most astute judges, and a discerning public that votes the coveted People’s Choice Award. Through Best Chefs, Domenic donates proceeds to local culinary scholarship funds he created to perpetuate culinary excellence in young people. 



Donna Dufault and Scott Erb


Donna Dufault and Scott Erb are the owners of Erb Photography. They have been successful commercial photographers for over 15+ years. Together they have been jet setting all over the U.S. taking photos for companies who use them on web sites, ads, brochures and in magazines. They specialize in working with restaurants who want to show off their chefs, locations, and food. Worcester Living Magazine voted their studio “The Best Photo Studio four years in a row. Together they also the founded the Worcester Photography Center, which has grown over the last 5 years into a wonderful care-free group of 600+ photographers.

Scott and Donna can be reached at or see their web site at


Rick Bridges


Rick Bridges is the Principal of Richard Bridges Design, a graphic design studio located in historic Sturbridge, MA, specializing in brand identity, product packaging, advertising and collateral.

As a seasoned Art Director, Rick brings over 25 years of experience working with both smaller advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies, and has partnered with associates in Hong Kong, China, Europe and Canada.

Rick’s passion for typography and design spans a wealth of ideas and creative solutions, incorporating contemporary graphic design with sophisticated elegance.

Rick can be reached at


Jodie Lynn Boduch


Jodie Lynn Boduch wears a lot of hats for Foodies: Social Media Director, Writer, and Editor. (Fortunately, she looks good in hats). She has two M.A.’s in History (Providence College, Clark University) and an MBA (Clark University). As owner of Much Ado Marketing with an extensive writing and editing background, she creates content (writing, social media management, marketing communications), serves as project manager for design projects, and does marketing consultantions for small businesses.

Jodie can be reached at


Julie Grady


Julie Grady is the author of 20 Artists of Worcester and The Anti-Blog. She is also the resident blogger at A native of Auburn, Massachusetts, Julie currently splits her time between the U.S. and the U.K. where she works as a freelance writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Pulse and Vitality as well as The Auburn News, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, The Item and La Nouvelle publique.When she isn’t indulging in creative and non-fiction writing, she’s an avid fan of photography, film and travel. You can read more about her at


Peter Lapriore


Peter Lapriore has been an award winning independent producer for over 25 years in the video production industry. He founded Lapriore Videography, a full-service video production company serving many different markets. Peter is the past vice president of both the National Professional Videographers Association and the Central New England chapter of the former ITVA (International Television Association). Forming long-lasting relationships, he has built the company’s professional reputation on his team’s attention to detail, creativity, and dependability.

Peter can be reached at 508-755-9010, or by email:

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