Francoise Villeneuve

New York City, NY USA

Professional Experience

I'm currently working as a freelance travel and food writer, and photographer. I spent two years at, the culinary on-line magazine for the industry insider. My articles have been published in New York, NY and Richmond, VA. After graduating from Columbia University and recovering from the tragedy of not being able to read Camus books for a living, I attended The Culinary Institute of America, where my scone consumption rose drastically. Fluent in French and Italian, I've worked in some of New Yorks top restaurants and covered food-related stories in a number of publications, from The Richmond Times-Dispatch to Time Out New York.


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1 Year
Other, Specify
2 Years
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Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
1 Year
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
2 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
1 Year

Total Media Industry Experience

4 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (10+), Time Out New York (1-2)

Other Work History

Culinary Writing Employment Features Writer,, New York, NY, Dec 2010 Dec 2011 -Generated ideas for publication -Researched and wrote chef profiles, technique and ingredient features and restaurant features -Gathered and edited materials for publication -Arranged and attended tastings -Photographed dishes, restaurants and events -Attended trade shows -Managed editorial interns and editorial assistants Editorial Assistant,, New York, NY, Feb 2010 - Dec 2010 -Researched and wrote features -Gathered and edited materials for publication Freelance Food Writer, New York, NY, July 2009 - Feb 2010 Published in: -The Richmond Times-Dispatch -The Virginia Sportsman Eat Out Editorial Intern, Time Out New York, New York, NY, Sep 2008 - Apr 2009 -Wrote numerous listings for restaurant openings -Assisted Eat Out staff by fact-checking and researching articles

Technical Skills

Writing, editing, food photography, basic photo editing, blogging, basic HTML layout

Foreign Language Skills

Fluent French, working knowledge of Italian



Computer Skills

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Word, Excel, Internet research, Pages, In Design, CMS systems (Drupal), basic HTML


Laptop, digital camera (Nikon D90), audio recorder, flip video camera

Work Permits & Visas

Legal resident of U.S., UK citizen


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Honors The Culinary Institute of America 2006 Master Chefs Scholarship 2006 Spring Food Writing Contest Scholarship 2007 Master Chefs Scholarship Columbia University Deans List 2004, 2001


Culinary Historians of New York Columbia College Women Mentorship Program, Mentor and Team Leader


Writing samples

From barrels to bottles to bar: how the vessels of spirits transport became tools in the mixologist's arsenal. Industry pros weigh in on the trend.
Culture, Cuisine, and Character: The 2011 Restaurant Trends Report
Culinary Articles LINKS AT Books 2011 Portland Rising Stars Book, December 2011 2011 International Chefs Congress Book, October 2011 2010 International Chefs Congress Book, September 2010 2010 Washington DC Area Rising Stars Book, October 2010