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How to Talk Like A Food Stylist

Kim Kissling | Chef's Blade

Food stylists have their own lingo; are you up to speed?

Every business has its own set of words and phrases that are used exclusively in that arena. Food styling and food photography are no different. Here are some frequently used words and phrases.

The Basics of the Lingo→


Featured Author: Kimberly Kissling
As a two-time award winner from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (“IACP”), Kim Kissling is one of the leading food stylists in the industry. Since 1995, Kim’s artistry is the centerpiece of more than 70 cookbooks, countless magazines, advertising campaigns, product packaging, television advertisements, and in a feature film. Kim’s styling is displayed on the packaging of clients such as Dreyer’s, Annie Chun’s, and the promotions of Haagen Dazs, Ghirardelli Chocolate, and in magazines such as Bon Appetit, New York Times Magazine and Cooking Light. Kim has a B.S. degree in International Marketing and attended Tante Marie’s Cooking School in San Francisco. You can find out more information on Kim by going to her website, KimCookin.