CIA Student Creates a Digital Food Media Magazine

Check out my digital food magazine! I’ve put it together under the guidance of the CIA’s media relations department and with the help of my peers who have gathered exciting content for it. My fascination with food began when I was young, watching food shows on television. I’ve taken my passion for all things culinary and poured it into this magazine. You’ll find articles written by cookbook authors, food stylists, recipe testers, and freelancers, and you’ll see articles on topics like working at BuzzFeed and food podcasting. Many of these contributors are CIA alumni! I hope to inspire you like they inspire me, and to help you understand the many enticing opportunities in food media. Here’s the link> (Best viewed on desktop)

Francesca Zani

Francesca Zani graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York with an Associates degree in Culinary Arts, Spring 2017 and will be obtaining her bachelor's degree thisSpring in Applied Food Studies. Currently, Francesca is studying abroad in Puglia, Italy from January to April 2018 with high hopes to find immense inspiration and knowledge of her own heritage.Francesca previously assisted James Beard-nominated cookbook author, Sarah Copeland of Edible Living. She is helped Sarah curate her third cookbook, assisting with recipe development, photo shoots, and other organizational tasks. She also helps freelance food stylists with photo shoots and was a part of the culinary team for Patti Labelle's cooking series that premiered November 2017. In the past, Francesca has worked as a banquet server for Blue Hill at Stone Barns and line cook intern at the Castle Hill Inn, Newport RI.

In her personal time, Francesca enjoys styling and photographing her food and baked goods. She posts 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.”She previously created and edited a food media focused digital magazine to inspire students about the field of food media. The magazine was published as a special edition project with the help of the CIA's Media Relations. Francesca has also produced some published work for her school's newspaper La Papillote and the Digital Media club where she holds a position as vice president.

Francesca is very passionate about food print and video media and hopes to one day work with a Prestigious food publication or production company where she can learn a multitude of skills under professional chefs, Stylists, and producers.

Julia Child Foundation for writing scholarship- 2016
Francesca Zani