Food Styling for Media: New York

International Culinary Center

Behind every mouthwatering food image is an accomplished food stylist—and the tricks of the trade are essential to transform ordinary plates into irresistible eye candy.  This course, taught by experienced food stylist Louise Leonard, will help launch your career as you learn to apply what you learn in the kitchen to the field—from building your own styling kit to learning how to style for different media to hands-on styling of an assortment of dishes.

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Louise Leonard is a chef, food personality, stylist, beer lover and recipe developer living the bi-coastal life in Los Angeles and New York.  Most recently she was crowned the winner of Season 2 of ABC’s primetime hit, The Taste, proving that not only does her food look beautiful, it is delicious to boot.  Louise specializes in cooking with beer, wine and spirits and is an advocate of supporting local breweries, wineries and distilleries.  Louise is also a contributor with Kin Community, YouTube’s #1 multi-channel for women, as host, recipe developer and stylist.  Other work includes styling for the Emmy award winning show, Top Chef and Top Chef Masters, The Chew, Access Hollywood, Next Food Network Star and recipe development for Vegetarian Times.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, or what Louise refers to as the land of “beer, cheese and brats”, she received degrees in Journalism and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studied at Universidad Compultense de Madrid, and eventually earned a Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts at the former French Culinary Institute (now International Culinary Center).  When not working, Louise is usually out scouring for delicious food and drink on her pretty green bike.

ICC NYC Schedule



Course Times: 

Fri: 4:00pm-9:00pm; Sat: 10:00am-4:00pm

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