About Francesca Zani


Francesca Zani graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York with an Associates degree in Culinary Arts. While in school she spent her time attending cooking and academic classes while withholding a leadership position. As the class group leader, she acted as a liaison between the students and chef instructors. Francesca has worked in the food industry since her sophomore year of high school, for establishments like an Italian bakery, off-premise caterer, The Relaise and Chateaux, Castle Hill Inn, Crave Restaurant, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Throughout her time at the Culinary she continues to work with food stylists helping with photo shoots. He past volunteer work includes helping with the Food Network Food and Wine Festival, NYC and volunteering at the CIA Augie Awards 2017. In her personal time, Francesca enjoys styling and photographing her food and baked goods. She inputs her work on “The Garnished Palate” an Instagram profile used as her food portfolio. She also maintains a food blog under the same name “The Garnished Palate.” As well, Francesca has produced some published work for her school's newspaper La Papillote and the Digital Media club. Future goals include obtaining a bachelor's degree in Applied Food Studies. Francesca is very passionate about learning different cooking and plating techniques. She hopes to work under prestigious chefs and one day lands a career in food media. <a href="http://www.francescazani.com">www.francescazani.com</a>

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