About

Hi. My name is Veronica LePinske and I am the founder of A Cook’s Canvas.

I’m a freelance professional food photographer and writer based in Chicago with several years of experience in food, still life, real life and location/travel photography. My camera is merely a tool, it is the lens of my experience and perspective that captures the emotion and beauty that surrounds me; my passion for photographing people, places and food brings vibrance and clarity to each and every one of my photos.

I started A Cook’s Canvas while living in southern Germany for over 4 years where I immersed myself in European cuisine. I’ve always had a passion for cooking, photography and food, secretly always wanting to be a chef. I write about restaurants, their menus and the chefs behind them, telling the whole story.

My past clients have included professional chefs (portrait / in-action), restaurants, wine, cheese and spirit companies, cookware and kitchen products manufacturers and large events such as Michelin Star, the Cystic Fibrosis foundation’s annual Grand Chefs Gala, Bon Appetit magazine’s Chicago Gourmet and Grand Cru events, the annual Food Network in Concert at Ravinia, and I’ve covered the grand opening and special events at Mario Batali’s Eataly Chicago, as well as covering chefs and menus of countless fine dining restaurants worldwide.

All of the content on this website; the images, recipes and writing is original content unless otherwise noted. All content is under copyright and may not be used without permission. Please email if you are interested in using anything, I’m generally happy to oblige.

I’m available for freelance work. No project is too big or too small. If you’re interested in working together, feel free to send me an email at acookscanvas@gmail.com.

For pricing of images, interest in buying existing photos from A Cook’s Canvas or for any publicity or media requests contact me at acookscanvas@gmail.com.

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16 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Veronica,

    This is Danielle, I am one of the girls that you drove to a wedding (in November) when our tire was flat. I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you again!! You and your husband are absolutely amazing people and I know we all were more than thankful for you two being willing to help 🙂 Thank you again!!

  2. Vielen Dank fuer eure Einladung. Nach emotional-Pizza, Jason hat mir 6 Flasche Koenig wissbier gegeben. Das heisst, Ich habe zumindesten 3 mals Koenig zu werden , weil ich jedes mal 2 Flasche austrinken kann.

    • Du sind herzlich willkommen! So glücklich euch das wahre Chicago Pizza genießen. Er wusste, dass du Hefeweizen lieben. Jedesmal, wenn man eine Flasche Bier zu trinken König du sind König! Bis zum nächsten Mal in Chicago sind!

    • Hi Ken! Thank you for the compliments! I’m glad you like my blog, and I hope you check back often. I really enjoy your blog with beautiful step-by-step photos and delicious recipes! I’m looking forward to trying your Shirred Eggs with Spinach, Mushrooms and Toast Soldiers and the Slow Roasted Plum Tomatoes with Herb Salt.

  3. Congratulations!!!! It looks wonderful. I look forward to reading through all the posts! Decided to go with the dark gray font I see!

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