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Leslie Orlandini is:
• an accomplished food stylist in Print and TV
• James Beard and Emmy Award nominated
• a veteran of thousands of cooking shows and segments
• a graduate of SUNY Purchase School of Fine Arts and
the NY Restaurant School

Her professional life in the food business spans 30 years. Leslie is currently one of the most sought after food stylists in the business. She has strong skills in both cooking and baking, having begun her career in restaurants and caterers in the New York area. She joined the Food Network in 1993, and ran the production kitchens for 10 years, working directly with some of the top celebrity chefs there, Rachael Ray, Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali to name a few, before moving on to her current  freelance status, styling regularly for Martha Stewart, The Today Show, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman and Dr. Oz.  She strives for a calm, low stress atmosphere on set, and aims for an efficient, “no drama” environment behind the scenes.

Her print resume includes books… for Rachael Ray and Food Network, and magazines…notably, Saveur, Culture and Fresh as well as Product packaging and marketing applications.“I love to make beautiful food, and think it’s a perfect blending of my background in Fine Arts and my training in the food world.”

She and her family reside in West Nyack, NY. “We live in the Hudson Valley, and keep a large garden, with chickens and bees, and love being able to snip fresh herbs,collect a few gorgeously fresh eggs, and pick edible wildflowers for garnish, then jump in the car and be in NYC before the dew has dried”