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

I’m a private chef, recipe developer, and food photographer with over 13 years of experience in professional cooking for tableware/cookware clients and Chicago restaurants. I started A Cook’s Canvas while living in southern Germany, where I traveled and immersed myself in European cuisines.

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 Chicago AIDS Foundation World of Chocolate Gala, 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 email me 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.

15 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.

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