Summary Food Styling

If you have any questions about the content of this course or food styling itself, please call the school on 020 8749 6400 to make sure that it's suitable for you. 

This course runs on one weekday evening per week, for 6 weeks, and culminates in a photo shoot on either the Saturday or Sunday of the final week. This means that each student will take part in a total of 7 sessions each (6 weekday evening sessions and 1 weekend day session).  

The food you see on TV, in advertising shots and in magazines has often been carefully styled by specialist food stylists.

If you'd like to find out how it's done, join us on this six week course and learn the tricks of the trade, kit essentials and tips on amateur food photography and prop styling.

You'll be taught by one of the best in the business, Jayne Cross. Jayne has worked as a professional food stylist and writer for almost 20 years, styling food for innumerable magazines, advertisements, TV shows and over 30 books. She's also written and styled two books of her own.

A final weekend session (either Saturday or Sunday) will be spent styling your own dishes for food photographer Adrian Lawrence, resulting in a beautiful photo for your portfolio or professional blog. You are also welcome to watch others style their dishes.

This course is suitable for those with a solid understanding of practical cookery, wishing to pursue or develop their roles as food stylists or home economists. It is also suitable for food industry professionals who are interested in honing their presentation skills in order to develop a portfolio of dishes in their own style. 

This being said, the course can also be enjoyed by enthusiasts who simply want to add another string to their bow and produce beautiful food ready to be photographed for personal websites or blogs. 

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Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.


Practical info Food Styling

What is included:

Ingredients provided for you to style, apart from on the final shoot which will involve you selecting and styling your own recipe
We do the washing up!

What you need to bring:

Flat soled shoes

Allergies and intolerances:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. This course may be unsuitable for people with severe allergies to the food they may be handling. Please let us know if you have any allergies and we will make adjustments wherever possible. Please give us ten days' notice if this is required.


Image copyright is retained by Leiths, however you are very welcome to use the images of the food you have styled for your own portfolio, website, social media pages and other uses, subject to our terms and conditions.

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).


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