Spring Food
Styling Workshop

San Francisco, April 2019

A food styling workshop dedicated to teaching the art of food styling for photography.  


the dates:

Online webinar: Thursday, April 4, 2019 (recorded for optional later viewing)
Demo day : Saturday, April 6, 2019
Studio day: Sunday, April 7, 2019

The location:

Online (webinar) and in San Francisco, California (studio days)


  • A live webinar covering the foundations of food styling from a-z.

  • A jam-packed in-studio day of cooking and food styling for the camera on a professional set.

  • A demo day where you’ll observe and take part in live food styling demonstrations.

** PLUS **

  • A core food styling kit comprised of must-have tools.

  • Ongoing opportunities to continue your food styling education with fresh styling content and instruction.


Our online webinar covers lighting, angle, prop styling, composition, plating techniques, cooking methods and more using practical examples all from the food stylist’s perspective in order to lay a solid foundation for an immersive in-studio experience. 

The demo day is an opportunity to style alongside me by taking part in hands-on, guided styling demonstrations.

Day two we’re in-studio cooking and styling our way through recipes and food styling stations designed to give you hands-on experience with various food styling techniques in real client scenarios.  You’ll take your styling to set with a professional photographer where you’ll see your plate translated through the lens and get real-time styling feedback. 

Select topics covered throughout the workshop include:

Tools of the trade

Use your core food styling toolkit to style and bring life and longevity to the plate under the lens.

The food styling approach

Comprehensive overview of key food styling considerations to filter every plate you style through.

The perfect pair:  food + props

Learn to select props to compliment your food and elevate your story.

Food styling fundamentals

Select recipes for food photography, style your food for different lighting and camera angles, principles of plate composition.

Food styling technique

Technical tips for styling everything from cheese pulls to ice cream. 

Hands-on food styling

Cook and style your way through a selection of recipes and food styling stations from beginning to end with real time, hands-on guidance.   


This food styling workshop was everything I had hoped for and more. Five minutes into the online webinar, I knew I was right to sign up and even though I was originally only going to attend the studio day, I was hooked and decided to do the demo day too, I’m so glad I did! Abby is so knowledgable about every aspect of food styling and her demonstrations were outstanding. The studio day was completely hands on and the small class size was perfect, ensuring we all received a lot of personal attention, coaching and set time. I would recommend this workshop to anyone looking to learn more about food styling.
— Jen, Winter 2019
I had the absolute pleasure of attending a food styling workshop with @abbystolfo a couple weeks ago and it was SO much fun! I learned a ton as she pushed me out of my comfort zone (read: rut). I would highly recommend this class for anyone who wants to learn more about food styling and improve that particular skill set!
— - Rachel, Fall 2018
The webinar was great! There was so much learning to set us up for success.
— Nora, Winter 2019
I loved that this workshop was focused on styling only, not photography with styling as an afterthought. It was way beyond what I could have even hoped for. So well done!!
— Julie, Winter 2019



My name is Abby.  I'm a professional food stylist in San Francisco and I've poured my heart, soul, and 9 years of experience into every detail of this food styling workshop. 

Our working photography studio in the heart of San Francisco is gorgeous and the workshop is truly unique. It’s hands-on throughout and overflowing with the most relevant content to enhance your food styling skills.

Even better, ten percent of your registration fee goes to support Crisis Aid, an international nonprofit dedicated to providing safe homes and life changing education to victims of the sex trafficking industry in East Africa.    

I hope you'll join me.  Sign up below!




How much is the registration fee?

Spring 2019 registration is $1,950.00

Who is this food styling workshop for?

Food bloggers, photographers, and aspiring food stylists looking to hone their food styling skills.  Please note this is not a photography course. Our focus is exclusively on food styling.

I'm booked up the day of the webinar.  Should I still sign up?

Absolutely. The webinar call will be recorded and available for review prior to our studio days.

Can I pay the registration fee in installments?

Yes.  Send an email to for this option.

What is the refund policy?

Because this workshop is live, the registration fee is nonrefundable.   

What if I can’t make the live food styling workshop?

If traveling isn’t an option, check out the 4-week online course!

Will I actually get hands-on help?

Yes. Registration is extremely limited to ensure that each stylist has the space to work, ask questions, and get feedback.

Still have questions?

Send an email at inquire (at)

spring 2019

ONLINE WEBINAR : Thursday, April 4

DEMO & STUDIO STYLING DAY : Sat/Sun, April 6 + 7

looking for the online workshop? click here.