Marilinda Hodgdon is a renowned New York-based food stylist and chef. She has freelanced for the top food corporations, ad agencies, TV production companies, and photographers all over the world 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 ceramic 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.

In her first blog, 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.

Marilinda was recently featured on ABC News and she's currently developing Red Fife wheat recipes for Churchill Global International

You can follow her work on instagram @marilindahodgdon_foodstylist