Creative Writer and Producer Irene Plax was born in Paris, France, and has lived in Arizona, Washington DC, New Orleans, and New York City.
Irene has produced reality TV as an Associate Story Producer for Jerseyliscious on the Style Network and Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel. She has coordinated Iron Chef America and worked extensively on other Food Network shows such as Emeril Live! She was a research Associate Producer for the VICExVogue collaboration. Irene produced science content for the web, and has curated cold reads for writers and actors. She enjoys bringing artists together and working across disciplines.
She created The Smell Project in 2010.
Irene has served in artistic capacities for MTV’s Scream as a set decorator, and assisted lead artists for the NYC Mix Festival, as well as creating installations for parties. She curated the music for the Women’s Travel Fest in 2013, 2015, and 2018.
Passionate about food education and accessibility, Irene has worked as an advocate for secure food systems and food education for Just Food, Greenmarket, and Edible New Orleans. She holds a BA in Geography from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Irene has worked as a line cook at Bacchanal and Bayona in New Orleans. She partnered to conceive and execute the pop-up Saigon with the Wind in New Orleans, and she is the founder of ChopChop Cooking Classes, educating beginner cooks. She currently teaches cooking classes with the Brooklyn Kitchen.
Irene holds an MFA in Writing with a Fiction concentration at Columbia University, where she was the president of Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Arts Council.
She lives in New York, where she is working on a novel.