About Francesca Zani
Francesca Zani is currently a sophomore culinary student at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York. While in school she spends her time attending cooking and academic classes in which she withholds a leadership position. As the class group leader she acts 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, pizzeria, and a Relaise and Chateaux, fine dining restaurant. Throughout her time at the Culinary she has worked with a food stylist helping with a holiday photo shoot and volunteered her time at the Food Network Food and Wine Festival, NYC. 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 schools newspaper “La Papillote.”Future goals include obtaining an associates Culinary Arts degree, following with a bachelors 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 land a career in food media.