Alison Lee is a food stylist's assistant, artist, and plant-based food enthusiast currently pursuing her Master’s in Food Studies at New York University. With six years of experience in elementary art and museum education and a Bachelor’s in Studio Art, her goal is to apply her passions for food styling, recipe development, and nutrition in an illustrated, interactive, and accessible plant-based children’s cookbook that combines her love of visual art, food, and teaching.
Alison currently works as a freelance Food Stylist's Assistant on the TODAY Show. She also works in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU, where she caters grazing boards of your wildest dreams for departments events. At NYU, Alison is the President of the Food Studies Graduate Society, and contributed to “The Online Bodega Project,” an initiative of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies that seeks to improve food access in the Bronx. She has worked in restaurants and is always cooking at home. Before moving to New York City, she had the pleasure of teaching virtual cooking workshops to senior citizens during the pandemic at a local retirement community.
In her free time, she loves creating new recipes that use up the odds and ends in her pantry, styling said recipes for fun on her Instagram, doing pilates in her miniature Brooklyn kitchen, and hiking up mountains with rewarding views. And, she’ll never grow tired of exploring the city to find New York’s “best” bagel.