Students Build Career Profile Food Stylist Food badges: Preparation and Consumption Holland Code: Create The first step is envisioning what that final shot should look like, something that makes you think, "oh yes, I want to eat that". I like the tiny adjustments best—altering the lighting just a bit, changing the spacing in between items, swapping out one coloured linen for another—until you just know, yes, that’s it, that’s the shot. Shel Zolkewich Love, Wedding, romance, Fork, knife, plate, food In A Nutshell I place food in a creative and attractive way so it can be photographed or displayed. I search out and buy interesting props to make photos look more exciting. I prepare and manage food before and during a shoot to keep it looking its freshest. Swipe Potential Salary Range $40,000 - 52,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan I get to work in all kinds of locations and kitchens; from big restaurants to cookbook publishers to the great outdoors. It’s always exciting and new, but no matter where I am, the food I’m presenting gets all my attention. Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Stylize food for photos and videos Talk with food production staff to understand what recipes should be presented Purchase food and ingredients needed for shoots Do live demonstrations for events Work with other cooks to develop new recipes Cook food that is used for photos and videos Education & Training There is lots of opportunity within this profession to be self-taught, but a strong interest in food, photography, and design helps a lot. A degree in culinary or baking arts, as well as having photography experience and/or training, is beneficial in order to become a food stylist. 100all Job Outlook The outlook for prospective food stylists is considered fair. There should be about the same number of job openings are there are people to fill them. Related School Subjects Arts Education Science Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Food Marketing Photography Advertising Important Skills Artistic Food styling is basically creating art out of food, so understanding the basics of art, colour, and composition AND being able to apply them is really important when setting up a shot. interpersonal-man-people-communication-Relation Interpersonal While I do have some creative freedom, I have conversations with customers and food photographers to make sure I’m setting things up with their visions in mind. Planning A lot of the food I style has a tiny window before it melts, deflates, or sweats. I have to plan shoots down to the second so photographers can capture food at its most beautiful. adaptability-transformation-adjust-change-mutation-revolotion Adaptability My job throws all kinds of creative challenges at me, from venues to props to the food I’m styling. I have to be able to adapt to the situation at a moment’s notice. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Creative Work Flexible Work Environment Helps Others Work Changes Daily Similar Careers Food Photographer Chef Flower Farmer & Florist Helpful Links AgCareers.com - Career Profile - Food Stylist YouTube - Day at Work: Food Stylist YouTube - Food Stylist - Inside Job Career Glossary Props Composition References What does a Food Stlyist Do. (No Date). Food Stylists. (2020). Food Stylist. (No Date). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.