Dana Bonagura is a food stylist in New York City who discovered her love for food at an early age. Food and art remained her passions through the years and in college she found herself jumping from behind her canvas to behind the stove with great frequency. A few years after graduating from The George Washington University, it was the organic move to enroll and later complete her culinary degree from the Institute of Culinary Education (formerly Peter Kump).
Dana's opportunity to live in food-centric cities from New York, Washington DC, San Francisco to Rome have provided her with international inspiration and a style that can transcend borders. Her perfectionist nature with a twist of imperfection provides for a unique style combining simplicity with rusticity.
Her fervor for all things food has lead Dana's styling experience to include all forms of media: editorial, advertising, catalog, packaging, television and satellite media tours. Through the years, photo shoots for Bon Appetit, People Magazine, Redbook Magazine, Food Network, and Bed Bath and Beyond, as well as for chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Marc Forgione, and Marcus Samuelsson have leveraged her skills and employed her creativity. Dana also contributes her Food Styling skills to help lead a Food Photography Workshop through the International Center of Photography.
Dana lives on the Bowery, in the heart of downtown Manhattan and all things culinary. She has spent time styling around the country and continues to love the industry more with every new city and cuisine she experiences.
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