Frank Mentesana is the Founding-Director of EcoSpaces Education, the 2015 recipient of IOP’s Brand New Brand! pro bono branding initiative. EcoSpaces Education brings Food Literacy Education to students and communities through cooking, gardening, and healthy eating. EcoSpaces provides professional development to teachers and school administrators through its Growing Healthy Community Conferences and workshops. EcoSpaces’ newest initiative, the Mobile Food Lab, brings food education to schools via its mobile field trip classroom.
Brooklyn-based, Frank has worked in and around food for a long time. He was the founding owner of the renowned bakery/café Once Upon a Tart in Soho, New York City and is the author/photographer of Soups, Salads, Muffins and More (Knopf). His food styling, writing and photography have been seen in Martha Stewart, Food and Food, Delish.com, Kashi.com, Real Simple, The Washington Post, Woman’s Day, Edible Communities, TV and cookbooks. He is a consulting partner in the California restaurant group Locale 90 and he sits on the GrowNYC advisory committee.