The Repast Project


Hi! I'm Emily Halpern.

I help talented creatives and visionary entrepreneurs launch heritage, culture, and food-focused businesses by helping them get their ideas out of their heads and into the world with clarity and confidence.



You've always dreamed of starting a business,

and you're finally ready to take the leap.

And you've probably heard it a million times:

"Just follow your passion, and everything else will fall into place."

If only it were that simple...

Whether you're a caterer or a composer, an educator or an activist, a dancer or a designer, a healer or a historian, you long to do creative, purpose-driven work that feeds your soul (and your bank account) and makes a meaningful difference to others.


And you know you've got what it takes. 

You just wish someone would help you get started. 

Good thing you're here! That's exactly what I do.

With 1:1 coaching, creative strategy, and collaborative copywriting, I'll help you focus your ideas, refine your message, and get your work out into the world with the clarity and confidence you need to get noticed and get hired. 


Career Hungry Coaching


Strategy and support to help you clarify your values, leverage your strengths, establish your goals, and focus your passion for food into a fulfilling career or purpose-driven business.

The Repast Process


My straight-forward system for helping you overcome overwhelm and launch your business ASAP. Clarify your ideas, define your offers, refine your brand, and map out an action plan.

Copy That


Not quite DIY. Work collaboratively to create copy for your website that sounds like you, only better. Get the professional polish you're looking for at the price tag you can afford. 

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We're so thankful for Emily's services in helping folks navigate this growing landscape.

"Knowing you want to work in food can be both a blessing and a curse. While there is now ample opportunity that extends far beyond the kitchen, there is also no set path to follow.... We're so thankful for Emily's services in helping folks navigate this growing landscape."

-Taylor Cocalis, Founder,

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Emily helped me identify and clearly communicate the most important aspects of doing what I love.

"I hired Emily to help me draft the seemingly disparate parts of my personal and professional life into a cohesive narrative for my website. Emily is a very talented big picture thinker. She helped me identify and clearly communicate the most important components of doing what I love."

-Christianna Gozzi, Christy The Baker.

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Emily gets it!

"Emily gets it! It’s always easier when the person you’re working with fully gets the vision and objective behind the project. She helped the team a lot with organizing our ideas. She asked really smart questions that made us think of answers and points of view that we hadn’t thought of before. Along with being creative, she has very good business acumen which made her feedback even more valuable."

-Hisham El Bassiouni, Co Founder, Henak

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This was the best money I've spent on myself in a long time.

"Just hearing you reflect back to me what I've been saying to you gives me courage. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This was the best money I've spent on myself in a long time." 

- Elizabeth Scalia, Career Changer