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Do you ...
Want to develop skills as budding food stylist or photographer and want a grounding in the essentials of the job
Want to learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to plating for a professional kitchen or a dinner party at home.
Want to gain more followers on twitter, Instagram, tumblr or more likes on a Facebook page with more interesting "foodie pictures and recipes”.
Run or contribute to a food blog or website and want to make it look more professional OR want to start one.
Enjoy taking pictures for social media and what to learn to how do so the best of your ability and learn how to attract the right audience and followers.
You're a restaurateur who wants to take tempting pictures to illustrate your menu or PR materials
Learn more modern plating and presentation techniques
This is the second of six sessions which include expert contributors to help you explore all of the above through hands on practical workshops.
This Session is taught by Sophie Wright who with share her expert tips on Food Styling.
Read her bio ....
After graduating from the highly acclaimed Westminster Kingsway College with distinction (other alumni include Jamie Oliver), Sophie was invited to join the British Culinary Academy competition team, competing on an international level. As an established chef, Sophie now has more awards and medals than we can keep up with and her total currently stands at more than 50, including a silver in the culinary Olympics held in Germany.
In 2006, Hackney-born Wright became the youngest head chef in London, when she was just 20, landing a role running the kitchen at popular celebrity haunt ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ in Notting Hill. Sophie was responsible for turning this ‘place-to-be-seen’ venue into a venue synonymous with excellent food.
By 2008, Sophie had decided to leave the restaurant industry and focus her experience and skills on making her style of cooking accessible for the ‘everyday’ cook. Sophie started work on numerous freelance projects in the UK and overseas; from private catering and pop up restaurants to food consulting and recipe design and development adding to her skills and experience.
Sophie has worked all over the world including Italy, New Zealand, France, Switzerland and the Caribbean so her style of cookery is a mix of modern European cuisines cooked simply using the best products available. Now working as an entrepreneur and running her own private catering company, Sophie has cooked for everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio to Roman Abramovich. Her mix of authority and accessibility means she has a standing invite to just about every cookery TV show going and has made regular appearances on shows such as Market Kitchen, River Cottage, Great Food Live and ITV Daily Cooks as well as being a panelist on Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet with Jay Rayner which boasts to have over 3 million listeners every Saturday morning.
Sophie’s debut book ‘Easy Peasy’ was awarded the Gourmand Easy Cookbook of the Year 2008. Her second book ‘Home at 7, Dinner at 8’, was released in Spring 2011 and is currently still listed in ‘The Independent’s’ top 50 Best Cookbooks. Sophie’s third release, ‘Cook on a Shoestring’, was published in October 2012 – 3 books by the age of 25! As well as being a successful author of three cookbooks, Sophie also writes a monthly column ‘My Life in Food’ for the Great British Food Magazine and her fourth book, Blooming Delicious is due to be published in January 2016 by Ebury.