Lauren Braun Costello is The Competent Cook.
As one of the most in-demand food stylists in the industry, Lauren Braun Costello has worked with some of the biggest names in the culinary world. She has styled for everyone from Alice Waters to Tyler Florence, on such shows as ABC’s The View and The Early Show on CBS. She firmly believes that whatever is worth doing is worth doing well. "That's my philosophy about cooking--and life." She developed her craft in the kitchens and classrooms of some of the world’s most renowned chefs, and as the owner and Executive Chef of Gotham Caterers in New York City. Today she is a published author of critically acclaimed books, host of AOL's hit cooking series, "Pantry Challenge," and a sought after cooking instructor and chef.