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Stories on a plate: Free workshop on food styling
Stories on a plate: Free workshop on food styling

Stories on a plate: Free workshop on food styling


February 3


07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

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In this free interactive workshop learn how to style food and tips for taking great photos that you’ll be proud to share on social media.

Have you ever scrolled through Instagram, and stumbled on a food photo that instantly made you hungry? Have you ever wondered how people even take such great food photos? Maybe you’ve been cooking or baking more recently and you want to share your creations? If you need some help, we’ve got a *free* workshop for you! Come to our food styling workshop presented by local Edmonton foodies, Anissa Armet (@dashofnutrition on Instagram) and Simran Pherwani (@simran.pherwani on Instagram). Anissa and Simran on their respective Instagram accounts have built up a following posting eye-catching photos while also using their platform to provide nutritious recipes and empower others to get into the art and science of cooking.

In the first 45 minutes of this workshop, you’ll learn general food photography tips. Here are some of the concepts we’ll be going over:

  • Tips for photographing different types of food
  • How to use the ingredients/garnish to make the photos pop
  • How to arrange your food item on the plate
  • Tips for choosing a background
  • Tips for using different props like dishes, cutlery, dish towels
  • Tips on lighting

The last half of the workshop will be interactive where you will be able to photograph your own food and get feedback from our facilitators. We also are giving away prizes for people who complete the entire workshop and post their photo on social media 🙂

In order to fully participate you will need to bring the following items to the workshop


  • Prepared food you want to photograph (can be made by you/someone else, or bought)
  • Two devices (one to take pictures with and one to log into zoom)
  • Decorative dish to plate food
  • Clean space to photograph (e.g. table, countertop, desk)


  • Props (e.g. cutlery, dish towels, different plates, ingredients used to prepare recipe, garnish that fits such as cilantro)
  • Something to take notes on

A zoom link will be sent out to those registered a couple of days before the event. Please note that in order to provide this workshop for free, our volunteers and organization have donated a lot of resources to limit barriers to participating. If you register and are no longer able to come please email us at No shows with no prior notice will not be allowed to register in future in-person or virtual Converse and Cook programming.

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