Food Stylist

Designing culinary masterpieces for the camera!


The work profile of a food stylist is very creative as they present food on a plate attractively for on air demonstrations or photography/videography. A food stylist plays a vital role as styling a dish in an appealing manner rather than making the food delicious. 

They collaborate with food production houses or marketing agencies and discuss what type of food will be more appealing for photography, so they can design the dish accordingly. The duty of a food stylist is to not only design the dish for a good presentation but also to maintain hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants need to pass 10+2 with at least 45% marks from any recognised board. 
  • Students can pursue a Bachelor's degree or diploma in hotel management or any related courses.
  • A bachelor’s degree in culinary arts is the best way to become a food stylist. 

 For Masters

  • Seekers need to pass their bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks. 
  • Scholars can opt for Master’s in Hotel Management & Catering Technology.

Job Roles

The field of food styling aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the hotel management field presents innumerable job roles:  

  • Make an appealing presentation of dish
  • Change the presentation as per demand
  • Styling different cuisines presentation

Employment Sector

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Food Magazines
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Fast Food Chains
  • Newspapers
  • Online Food Production Channels

Top Recruiters

Right now, there is no specific recruiter in this field. However, if you want to work under some agency or an expert, you can search online to find the most suitable company for you. 


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a food stylist is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per month 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹15,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹20,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹30,000 - 40,000 


  • Knowledge of Colours
  • Photography skills
  • Organising skills
  • Chemical skills



The scope of a food stylist is high as they are in demand among many food production or other photography sectors. A food stylist mainly focuses on making an appealing presentation of a dish for restaurants, hotels or any other food agencies in order to attract customers into buying the food. In the past few years, there was no scope in this field. But, as time runs, people have started recognizing a difference between likes & dislikes and in every category, even in food they want perfection. For that, food styling becomes the best career in the food technology industry. 


  • Freedom of creativity
  • Freelancing is best opportunity
  • Blogging and Social Media platforms play a vital role


  • Deadline-based job
  • Frequent changes if clients do not like the presentation
  • Hard work is the Key