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How do you become an established food stylist?

I don't really have an idea as to what type of training a food stylist needs. Do they need to go through culinary school like any other chef? Is there specific licensing or specialized schooling for food styling?

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Raashid’s Answer

To become a Food Stylist you usually need to have completed a Diploma or Bachelor degree in Hospitality Sector especially in Food Styling or Culinary Arts. For getting admission in some of the best Hospitality Management institutes you may have undertaken some admission test.

That's good to know, thank you! Rachel C.

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Wilson’s Answer

Food Stylist is also known as Culinary Art Specialist is a professional who is apt to make the food items presentable. He is the person responsible to present any food item in the best possible highlighted way. In the present day, hospitality market Food Stylist has become must have a professional hold in the food sector.
After completing its related courses, one can have different positions in various organizations of the Hospitality sector.

Food Stylist Required Skills

For becoming Food Stylist, one has to possess the following skills:-

They should have a love and fascination for different kinds of foods along with creative thinking
Some time a Food Stylist may have to change the things in the last minute on his client's wishes. So he must have a good amount of patience.
Good Knowledge of food, Visualization power and knowledge of photography can be handy for being on top in this field.
How to become Food Stylist?
One has to follow below-given steps for becoming a Food Stylist.

Step 1

To become a Food Stylist you usually need to have completed a Diploma or Bachelor degree in Hospitality Sector especially in Food Styling or Culinary Arts. For getting admission in some of the best Hospitality Management institutes you may have undertaken some admission test.

Step 2

After getting Diploma/Degree in the related field, you can go for further Masters Degrees. Master degree is necessary for having higher management positions. They can also have further research work after it.

Food Stylist Job Description
Food Stylist or Culinary professional’s job description includes preparing food items for photography, videos or films. He uses various techniques to make food products photogenic and interesting.

Food Stylist doesn't just arrange food artfully but make it taste good as well.

Food Stylist Career Prospects
Sometime earlier Food styling was limited to Food Packaging, Ad Film and Print Advertisements. But today the scope of Food and Hospitality Industry has increased many folds. Nowadays they are required for Cook Books, Magazines, Advertising Agency, Publishing Houses, Hotels and Restaurants, Designing Houses besides reality shows.


Food Stylist who has professional qualifications are easily absorbed by food processing companies, food research laboratories, hotels, restaurants and catering establishments etc.

Their earnings vary as per industry, skill, geographic region and educational level.

This is extremely informative, thank you! Rachel C.

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