Melbourne School of Styling

Melbourne School of Styling

Prahran, VIC

The Food Stylists 2 Day Short Course

What to Bring

  • Bring yourself and a passion for styling! Once you are booked we will guide you through what you will need for later on in the workshop .
  • You’ll create your own styled look from start to finish. Decipher the brief, figure out what props you’ll need and put together the finish look for photographing.

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • Aspiring food stylists, publishing your own recipe collection, culinary art Food industry professionals, Food lovers Social media users - bloggers / instagram / pinterest, Photographers Stylists

The Food Stylists 2 Day Short Course

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 1st day - Saturday; July 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 2nd day - Saturday; July 8, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

What You Will Learn

  • You will learn about the basics of food styling for photography and tips and tricks to preparing food for the ideal shot
  • Learn basic presentation skills for preparing for a shoot, prop research and sourcing methods, food styling kit and tools of the trade
  • Get an overview of the Food Industry and work on a brief through to completed job ,

What You Get

  • Learn options for training and other pathways you could take after completing this course.
  • You will be awarded with a Certificate of Participation


The Stylist Short Course is a 2-day intensive for aspiring food stylists to give you all the tips and insight you need to make styling your career.

Being a food stylist is hard work. It’s long hours. Crazy schedules.

But being a food stylist is also incredibly rewarding. It’s a career that can literally take you anywhere. From being the creative stylist behind on cookbooks to some of the biggest names in the industry, to styling for television comercials cookbooks and magazines.

The Stylist Short Course in Food takes you behind the scenes with veteran stylist Bianca Christoff in an intimate weekend workshop where you’ll get practical advice and hands-on experience to make styling your career.

About this Short Course

The Stylist Short Course is designed to introduce you to the skills, knowledge and insight you’ll need to become a food stylist. This workshop is essential if you’ve ever considered becoming a food stylist. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at just what’s involved in preparing a product for the perfect shot.

Get an insight into the main industry areas, discover the important roles that you’ll encounter as a food stylist, consider what pathway is right for you and, of course, find out those tips and learnings that most stylists only learn on the job.

You’ll also get to experience exactly what it’s like to work on a food shoot – from deciphering the brief, to sourcing props, right through to getting the styled look just right. You’ll leave the two-day workshop with a deeper insight into the styling industry, and a photograph of your styled look that you can use to start your portfolio.

Over Two Days You’ll Learn

An Introduction to Food Styling as a Career

  • Learn the ins-and-outs of the industry and the different pathways you can take
  • Freelancing versus agencies versus in-house stylists – the pros and cons of each
  • Busting the stylist myths (it’s not all glitz and glamour)
  • Who you may work with – photographers, art directors, designers, managers, editors, chefs, brand directors and more

How a Food Stylist Works

  • An overview of styling mood boards
  • Working to a brief, how to break it down and figuring out your target audience
  • Research and styling to trends

Food Styling 101

  • Learn the step-by-step of styling a shoot (it doesn’t all happen on the day)
  • Get the low-down on sourcing props for your shoot and how and where to source props
  • Client budget is tiny? No problem. You’ll find out how and where to source props and items on any budget (and the tricks to make cheap items look super-expensive)

Fod Styling Tweaks & Touches

  • Find out the essentials you’ll need to have in your stylist kit (never go to a shoot without these!)
  • Learn exactly what goes into making a product look just so good –itheres a lot more to it than you might think

Create Your Own Styled Look

  • Put everything you’ve learned so far into action. You’ll create your own styled look from start to finish. Decipher the brief, figure out what props you’ll need and put together the finish look for photographing.
  • You’ll leave with an image that you can use to start your stylist portfolio

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May 2017
The Food Stylists 2 Day Short Course - 22 Apr 2017 10:00 AM

This was such an amazing course. Great structure and flow to the 2 day course and unbelievable amount of learning in just a short amount of time. Bianca was so knowledgeable and made the course relaxed and fun to do. I can honestly say that my shots prior to this course vs now has changed significantly and I feel that I can walk away with all the tools and knowledge to be able to shoot a professional food photo fit for a magazine/book. Highly recommend it to any foodie wanting to learn the art of food styling!"

Jan 2017
The Food Stylists 2 Day Short Course - 14 Jan 2017 10:00 AM

There were so many components of design and food styling covered in the course. Have me a really great insight into the industry and super useful tips to put into practice. The theory and hands on components were equally fulfilling and I'd recommend the course to anyone wanting first class support from an industry expert.

Jan 2017
The Food Stylists 2 Day Short Course - 14 Jan 2017 10:00 AM

learned a lot of things about styling food. How to plate the food, how to show the colours etc. The tips and tricks that goes about styling food, some mind blowing things, that i would not have believed before, so I urge anybody who loves to post their food do this course, money well spent. And as for Bianca, the teacher, she was so eager to teach, full of energy, running from one student to the other, helping everyone equally and with so much love and kindness. She welcomed everyone and it was a very friendly and fun environment to learn. The class size was small so that's also a plus. I enjoyed it thoroughly.