Monday, 28 December 2015

About OCK :: updated

Born in Italy and brought-up between the city and the countryside with fresh and genuine foods, appreciating my family’s love for everything organic, sustainable, local and seasonal.

I've been living and working between Rome, Moscow and Paris, hence a savvy traveler with a strong cross-cultural sensitivity, a creative and enthusiastic team player, very cool in chaos.

Professional photographer, food stylist and blogger, experienced in multilingual content creation & management, digital PR and social media strategy, e-reputation, blogging platforms, miniblogs, social networks environment, social bookmarking.

Check my infographic resume at

:: Currently ::

- Digital Catalyst at | Saperi e Sapori del Territorio

- Publisher of “Food Meditations”. A curated content digest made of passion and expertise, for professionals and amateurs looking to content-curation to help them navigate today’s online world.

:: Previously ::

- Digital PR and Social Media at the magazine that brings the streets and lifestyles of Italy online... Published by Angelini Design ©, Rome

- Lifestyle Editor at on Food, Love and Design.

- Freelance food writer, photographer, food stylist, food editor for russian publications, (cooking magazine and pastry books), and a cable culinary channel.

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“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
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:: Previously ::
Professional culinary life made in Paris. [2003 - 2005]
- Le Cordon Bleu graduate. I did my kitchen debut as an Intern at the restaurant “Pavilion Ledoyen”, 3-stars Michelin, with Chef Christian Le Squer.
- Continuing my training and work experience at the restaurant “L'Espadon” Hotel Ritz Paris, with Chef Michel Roth, 2-stars Michelin; where I went from savory to pastry with Chef-Patissier Eddie Benghanem.

Consulting PR in the former USSR. [1994 ~ 2003]
- Oversaw events, presentations, corporate gift and travel planning in Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Freelance Photographer. [1989 ~ 1993]
- Commercial still life, Italy;
- Fashion portraits, Italy;
- Reportages made while following the humanitarian missions of the Italian Red Cross CNF, in the Baltic States, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Jordan, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey.

Delightfully yours,

Orsola Ciriello Kogan



Visual Arts
IED, Rome, Italy – European Institute of Design;
[Fotografia, Istituto Europeo di Design, Roma, I].

"Photography Degree"
ISFIC, Rome, Italy – Institute of Photography and Integrated Marketing Communications;
[Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata, Roma, I].

“Documentary Filmmaking”
USC, LA, USA – University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Summer Program.

Culinary Arts

"Diplôme de Cuisine"
Le Cordon Bleu Paris, France - [The Cuisine Diploma].

"Master de Cuisine" and "L’Art de la Pâtisserie Française"
Ecole Ritz-Escoffier, Paris, France [[Master of Cuisine and The Art of French Pastry].

"Cake Decorating and Sugarcraft"
Squires Kitchen International, Farnham, Surrey, UK.

"Food Styling" with Delores Custer
CIA - Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, USA.

"Italian Pastry"
Gambero Rosso Schools, Rome, Italy, [Pasticceria Professionale].

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