Learn: How I got started in Food Styling

“I would love to know how your journey as a food stylist started”

Is a question that I am frequently asked on my Food Styling Workshops , and so for those of you who are wondering, this is how it all started…

The funny part is I never set out to be a food stylist. Not because I wasn’t interested, but because I actually had no idea there was even such a job called Food Styling, let alone that I could make it my career !

I studied Catering & Hotel Management so I had a solid background in food preparation, and I always loved the pretty side of plating and presentation.

I took a break from cooking and was working for an interior decorator when I was approached by a national food publication to become a regular contributor; developing and writing recipes, cooking and food styling articles for the magazine.

One thing led to the next, and for the past 19 years I have been a professional Food Stylist. A job where I get to combine my love of food, decor and detail, for a living:  has been pretty darn fun!
I think it was definitely a case of being in the right place at the right time, BUT, an that is a big BUT: that is where the “good luck” part of my story ends.
Other than my fortuitous meeting with the magazine editor which lead to me being introduced to the job of food styling, forging a career as a professional food stylist has been sheer hard work, determine, and a lot of blood sweat and tears.
Which is what has led me to this point now, almost 2 decades later, saying, I want others to have what I never had, resources, information, and community.

And the rest, as they say, is history, or in my case: a springboard, to help launch others in this fabulous world of food styling.

Drop me an email, or comment below and let me know if you have any other questions about how I got started!

Until next time, happy styling.

I am frequently asked how I got started as a Professional Food Stylist, this is my background to my career as a professional food stylist
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