Food stylist and recipe tester/developer Lillian Kang has worked on a range of projects for magazines, books, TV spots, and print advertising. She is currently based in Berkeley, California, though she began her culinary career in New York.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California, and working in online advertising in Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom, Lillian moved to New York. It was there that she became inspired by the rich imagery in food magazines and decided to make a bold career change. She landed a job at Martha Stewart Living magazine and enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Education. After managing the magazine’s test kitchen while simultaneously earning her culinary degree from I.C.E., she stepped into the freelance world.
Lillian has worked primarily in the editorial world of magazines and cookbooks for clients such as Martha Stewart, Williams-Sonoma, and Ten Speed Press. Her success in this area has led her to a wide range of opportunities, including work on television, the internet, and testing/developing recipes.