ilana freddye

About

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Ilana Freddye

I am a food and lifestyle photographer from the PNW. I also work as a private chef and am available for recipe development, home cooked meals, and dinner parties. 

I graduated from The Culinary Institute of America where I developed an interest in the sustainable food movement and food photography. After graduating I hit the road with Outstanding in the Field, traveling with their crew across the country for two years. 

I am passionate about highlighting local farms and food in both my photography and cooking.


Background

At the age of 18 I moved to Israel for a change of a pace. There I learned about organic farming, regional cuisine, and took up film photography. I returned back to The States to attend college and eventually landed at The Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York. There, I developed a passion for seasonal, local cuisine and started a food blog. This spurred an interest in food photography and led me to a job with Outstanding in the Field when I graduated. I spent a few years on the road with them, setting up dinners, traveling across the country, visiting farms and photographing it all. In the summer of 2015 I settled back home in Seattle for a year working with a sustainable sandwich shop to manage their photography, social media and marketing. 

In 2016 I packed a couple of boxes into a storage unit and started work as a private chef for the summer in New York. I've been on the move ever since - In between private chef work I can be found traveling, either across the U.S. by car or around the world with a small carry-on. I am available for photography projects and recipe development as well as additional private chef work.