Brooklyn based Frank Mentesana has been working around food for a long time. He was the founding owner of the renowned NYC bakery/cafe Once Upon a Tart.., and co-authored and photographed the cookbook Soups, Salads, Muffins and More (Knopf). He was the Founding-Director of EcoSpaces Education, a program that brings food literacy education to children through cooking, gardening, vertical farming, and made-from-scratch school meals. He earned the 2017 Impact Award from Partnership for a Healthier America. In addition, his food styling, writing and photography have been seen in publications such as Saveur, Martha Stewart, Real Simple and The Washington Post. He is a partner in the California restaurant Locale90. Frank enjoys cooking, making pottery, gardening and spending time in the Catskills.