John F. Carafoli
Food Consultant • Food Stylist • Author • Blogger

John F. Carafoli is an author, consultant, blogger and internationally know food stylist. After graduating from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he was an art director/designer and creative director for advertising agencies and publishers in Chicago. Returning to his East Coast roots, he began a career in food writing and food styling, starting with the Boston Globe.

John F. Carafoli is an international food stylist, consultant, food writer and wrote the seminal book Food Photography and Styling, two children’s cookbooks, Look Who’s Cooking, The Cookie Cookbook and Cape Cod Chef’s Table, Recipes from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown, and his is latest book is, Great Italian American Food in New England, History, Traditions & Memories. He has been published in Gastronomica, The Journal of Food and Culture, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Edible Cape Cod where he won an EDDY for Best use of Recipes in a feature and has been profiled in the Italian publication of ER (Emilia Romagna).  In addition to presenting papers at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery in England, he has organized the biannual International Conference on Food Styling and Photography at Boston University. Carafoli was also featured on the TV Food network’s Ultimate Kitchens, and NPR. He also conducts culinary food, music and culture tours to Italy.

Carafoli lives in West Barnstable MA and can be found in the waters during the winter months gathering fresh oysters and clams.