October 1, 2021
It gives us great pleasure to welcome The Taste Curators – Lish Steiling and Abbey Cook as the guests on Season 6, Episode 39 – Out To Inspire!
Lish Steiling and Abbey Cook share how they merge food, fashion and design to build emotional experiences through their new brand – The Taste Curators!
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For over 24 years, Lish Steiling has worked in the culinary arts. For the past seven years she held the position of VP of Culinary Operations and Production for the celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentiis. While working in this role, Lish won an ‘Outstanding Culinary Program’ Emmy for being the culinary producer for Giada Entertains.
Lish’s career started in restaurants before she expanded to food styling and recipe development for places such as Food Network, New York Times, Gourmet magazine and the Today Show.
She competed on the TV show, Chopped, and walked away with the win. Lish has also been featured in the book Chef’s Ink and Elle Sweden magazine for her unique food tattoos and recipes. She was recently a guest judge on Food Network’s Vegas Chef Prizefight. Lish is currently a culinary consultant, food stylist, culinary instructor and contributor to Giadzy. Lish has also been a repeated guest on the Epicurious YouTube series called “Pro Chef vs. Home Cook” and will have a new episode coming out soon.
Abbey Cook has been a trend forecaster for over 15 years and has traveled to 50+ countries in order to seek out and create lifestyle and fashion trends. She sees the big picture and connects emerging ideas in culture that are created into understandable stories for the future.
Abbey has predicted some of the most influential trends and social movements of the past decade including the hipster effect and the rise of skinny jeans. She was also a key player in creating the cult color that defined a generation, Millennial Pink. She has presented her research and forecasts to Fortune 500 companies around the world. As a keynote speaker she has been featured at international trade shows in Paris, Shanghai and Medellin.
Abbey developed her career in Paris designing fabrics for Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier at the textile atelier, Malhia Kent. She has worked at Martha Stewart Living, Kohler, The Color Association of the U.S. and Cotton Incorporated. She is currently a consultant, creating custom fashion and design forecasts for trend, experiential marketing and branding agencies. She has also recently been a repeated guest lecturer on trend forecasting at The School of New York Times.
Together they are working on building our new brand The Taste Curators, where we are merging food, fashion and design.
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