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Who Is She…

Francesca Zani graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York with bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Food Studies spring 2018. Francesca studied abroad in Puglia, Italy from January to April 2018, and was inspired by the plethora of knowledge Italian culture and cuisine has to offer. Francesca currently works as an Associate Culinary Producer for PowerHouse Productions TV and continues to write freelance. Outside of work she produces content for her food and lifestyle blog called the Garnished Palate, sponsored by Harney and Sons Tea.


Francesca previously assisted James Beard-nominated cookbook author, Sarah Copeland of Edible Living. She has helped Sarah with her third cookbook, assisting with recipe testing, photo shoots, and other organizational tasks. She also helped 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.

While a student at the CIA she created and edited a digital magazine that focused on all aspects of food media.