Career in Food Styling

Career in Food Styling

How to become a food stylist
How to become a food stylist

What is food styling ?

The term culinary art refers to the process of cooking and arranging food. Some culinary art professionals may choose to specialize in preparing food from a certain region, such as Italian food or Japanese food. Other culinary artists might specialize in a particular type of food, such as entrees or baked goods.

The F&B retail industry in India is estimated to be worth $6 billion and has been growing at a rate of 35% per-annum for the last two years. A career in this industry is not just confined to cooking. Offshoots like food critiquing and writing, food styling, catering, food tasting, and food photography are gaining in popularity.

Food Styling Careers

Who are food stylists ?

A food stylist works hand in glove with the food photographer, preparing, placing, arranging and garnishing the food. Food styling is like make up for food, to make it look more appealing.

Food stylists make food look appealing for pictures in magazines and advertisements. It involves making the colours and textures look appetising, using the right background and perfecting the props.

What do you require ?

Food styling is a natural culmination of good culinary skills.
One has to be thoroughly knowledgeable about how to cook, how food behaves both, aesthetically and scientifically, etc.
Having a good aesthetic sense helps.

Top Skills & Traits:

Food preparation Food preparation
Food presentation Food presentation
Food Photographer Technical knowledge
Food Stylist Creativity

Delores Custer Aesthetic sense
Career in Food Styling Patience
How to become a food stylist Stamina
Food styling and photography Networking skills

Food Stylist Career & Education

Allied courses to compliment a career in food styling:

Hotel management and catering technology Hotel management and catering technology and culinary arts
Food Photography Photography

Making A Career In Food Styling Advertising
Career Advancements of a Food Stylist Journalism

Online courses on food styling:

Eminent people in this field :

food photographer Saba Gaziyani, food photographer-cum-stylist

career in food styling Shubhangi Dhaimade

Job opportunities :

Being a Food Stylist Book publishers, magazines and advertising agencies.
Career Advancements of a Food Stylist Marketing kitchen equipment, table ware, crockery and glassware.
business of food styling New restaurants or food chains

Career as a Food Stylist Super markets and retail stores
Food Styling for Photographers Food packaging industries
career in food photography Television houses / film production houses

Remuneration :

Culinary Arts Careers Assistant to a stylist where the remuneration can vary from Rs 500 to Rs 1,500 per assignment.
Food Presentation Professionals can earn anything from Rs. 5,000 - 8,000 per day, going up to as much as Rs. 50,000 - 60,000 a day.

Anuradha Prabhudesai
Ms. Anuradha Prabhudesai
MA (Counseling Psychology)
Disha Counseling Center