The Food Stylists 2 Day Short Course (Melbourne)
from AU$495.00

The Food Stylists 2 Day Short Course (Melbourne)

Food Styling, Food Photography in Melbourne

Next Available: Sat, 23 Nov 10:00AM (AEDT)
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6 hours x 2 Weeks
Over 100 people have attended this class


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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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 will get

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

Free on street parking

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


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

School of Styling

(36 Reviews)

Bianca Christoff has over fifteen years experience in the styling industry, working as a stylist on projects ranging from fashion editorial, advertising and television through to look books.

With qualifications as a visual merchandiser and involvement in interior design, Bianca has a complete understanding of the styling industry.

Bianca has worked with clients including Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Project Runway Australia, Australian Fashion Guide, Myer, Roger David, De Bortoli wine, Network Ten’s Masterchef, Interflora, Arcadia Tea, The Arts Centre, Fremantle Media and ANZ Bank. And her work has been featured in numerous publications both nationally and internationally.

Bianca has both designed and taught course content on styling to students at RMIT, the Holmes Institute and Melbourne Polytechnic.

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4.9 (19 reviews)
Cassiarated it
03 Aug 2023
A really great introduction to the world of food styling. The hands on component is most valuable and not something that can be replicated online. Highly recommend!
Jennyrated it
24 Jul 2023
Fun 2 days with Bianca learning the theories in the first class and putting everything we've learnt from the theory day into practise in the second class. I signed up to this course to pick up a new skill set, but also a way to see whether this is a potential career path at some point in my life as it combines both of my passions (creative x food) . Bianca was very generous at sharing her ticks of the trade and all the things she looks out for when it comes to styling and getting the 'perfect' shot. Highly recommend this to someone that is looking to improve their styling capability for their own business or even just to use and practise our creative brain/ skill for personal pursuits/ interest.
Georgia rated it
15 Apr 2020
I loved this course as it was conveniently spread out over 2 weekends, giving us the opportunity to apply the theory & styling principles to our own work, with an experienced instructor and professional photographer to capture the results. It was very informative and enjoyable, worth the investment & time, I highly recommend it! Thank you to Bianca for the knowledge and experience, & Tatiana for the photos.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 7 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions


1. We accept on line bookings through the website

2. We cant reserve your space until full payment is received

3. By accepting a place at The School Of Styling you agree that you will not replicate, reproduce or distribute any element of a class in part or in full. (however if you wish to post work shots of your work from the class on social media, you are more than welcome to do so.

4. By accepting a place at School Of Styling School, you understand that you will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement stating that you will not replicate, reproduce or distribute any element of a class in part or in full.

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