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Summary Food Styling: Two Day Workshop

Whether you’re considering a career change, or simply enjoy creating beautiful images for your Instagram feed, you should learn food styling from the best.

Our new food styling course has been specially designed by two of the best stylists in the business; Jayne Cross and Rebecca Woollard.

This means you’ll have the expertise of two top industry experts as you embark on your unique creative journey.

Over two days, you‘ll cook and style six different dishes, both working to specific briefs and getting the chance to flex your creative muscles.

The course will culminate in a professional photoshoot of your very own styled plate, for you to keep or use as a basis to start a portfolio.

Your Teachers

Jayne Cross is an industry heavyweight who has styled food for innumerable magazines, advertisements, TV shows and cookbooks over the past 20 years. She’s styled food for BBC Good Food, Tesco, Asda, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, and has two cookery books of her own.

Rebecca Woollard trained at Leiths and began her career at BBC Good Food and woman&home, rising through the ranks to become Food editor of delicious. magazine.

Both teachers still do high profile work for big clients (Rebecca's include Slimming World, Waitrose, Sainsbury's and The Co-op) so your teaching will be fully up-to-date and on trend.

As you style your dishes, Rebecca and Jayne will share endless tips and tricks, and this will make all the difference as you learn a new skill.

Your Photographer

Charlie Richards is an independent photographer specialising in food and drink, shooting for a wide range of editorial, PR and marketing, packaging, design and advertising clients, from Waitrose to Good Housekeeping.

You can see Charlie’s work and his client list at

If you have any questions about this unique and exciting course, please do not hesitate to get in touch.



What you'll learn Food Styling: Two Day Workshop

This course will include a mixture of demonstrations and hands-on practical sessions, and will cover:

* A broad overview of the food styling industry today

* The key principles of making food look fantastic for the camera

* Invaluable training in the practical aspects of food styling, from organising your toolkit and sourcing weird and wonderful ingredients, to choosing props and surfaces, and some handy insider tips and tricks

* Advice on lighting and the technical side of things from our professional food photographer

* How to style both savoury and sweet dishes

* 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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