Hodgdon has been styling food since 1978. Her iconic work can be seen in
just about every ad medium known to man & woman. By 16 years of
age, Marilinda was already the Head Cook at a Mom & Pop Italian
restaurant, Mamma Mia's, in Ocean City, NJ during her summers and
weekends during the school year. After earning her BFA in ceramic and
metal sculpture she did her graduate work at California State University
and taught sculpture at night. Marilinda then serendiptously stumbled
into owning and operating her own home renovation company in Los
Angeles. It was while she was renovating a house that her eye for detail
and dexterity caught the eye of the owner, Justine Frank, a veteran
food stylist who asked Marilinda to become her assistant. Marilinda has
been filmed for the Food Network shows "Chef at Large" and "TV's
Greatest Food Moments" as well as the Discovery Channel program "Daily
Planet". She has also been featured on Fox New's Good Day America for
both her food styling and her insect jewelry, and has lectured on food styling at the Learning Annex in New York City.
Marilinda has also designed the ultimate tool box. The Location Pro: Sturdy, secure, & travels on wheels.
In her first blog FoodFloozie.com, Marilinda, the self-proclaimed "Food Floozie who will style food for anybody for money," shares her knowledge and experiences with blog-readers, food-lovers, home cooks and aspiring food stylists. She also has a Food News column at the Huffington Post.