Food Styling Course with Sarah Cook and Jennifer Joyce
This 7 week course (6 Tuesday evenings and one Saturday daytime) is suitable for those looking to explore a career in food styling, writers looking to improve their food blogs, or simply keen cooks who want to improve their own presentation.
The course will be run by two experienced and celebrated food stylists, Sarah Cook and Jennifer Joyce, who will be hosting alternate classes as well as taking some classes together.
Sarah Cook is a Leiths Diploma Graduate and Deputy food editor of BBC Good Food magazine, has been styling food for photography for BBC magazines for several years, runs the course with some help from other professional food stylists and food photographers. Sarah adds: “I have been picking up styling tricks and techniques over the past 4 years at BBC Good Food Magazine and I am really looking forward to passing them on – plus dispelling some of the myths about painting chickens and using cotton wool for ice cream!”
Jennifer Joyce is a successful food writer, author and stylist based in London. Although orignally from the States she has lived in the UK for the past 20 years. Initially she honed her skills in catering and cooking in a Notting Hill cafe and then moved into freelance magazine work. For the past 10 years she has been working for top UK magazines like BBC Good Food, Olive, and Elle Decoration. Her dual talent for writing mouth-watering recipes and then creating it for the photographs is unique. She has written nine cookbooks which includes her latest publication, ‘skinny meals in heels’, by Murdoch books and other popular titles like ‘Small Bites’, ‘The well dressed salad’ and ‘Diva cooking’
Over the course you will learn the tricks of styling food for TV, advertising and editorial, kit essentials and tips on amateur food photography and prop styling.
Several sessions will be practical, and the final session will be spent styling your own dishes for a photographer under the guidance of professionals, resulting in a professional photo suitable for your portfolio or blog.