Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Food Styling + Photo Workshop in Provence

Denise Vivaldo and Cindie Flannigan, authors of the The Food Stylist’s Handbook, have joined forces with food photographer Christina Petersfood stylist Tasha Powell and chef Saša Asanović to present a workshop on the art of food styling and photography in the glorious Luberon region of Provence, April 12 to 16, 2016.

Based in Los Angeles, Denise has 30 years of experience in the food world as a caterer, recipe developer, food stylist and more; you can read her bio here

The workshop will include three mornings of professional food styling instruction, one day of location photo instruction and one cooking class with participants photographing the food they make. Also included are a visit to a local produce market; shopping in Aix-en-Provence; touring and dining in the Luberon villages of Cadenet and Lourmarin; visiting local churches and abbeys; a tasting of La Tuilière Olive Oil including a tour of the olive orchard; and tastings at local vineyards, including Château La Coste in Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade. There will also be shopping at local markets to stock up on props for your own collection. All breakfasts, lunches, and two dinners are included.

Participants will be asked to bring their own SLR cameras and have at least basic camera knowledge. All instruction will be in English. Click here to see the course curriculum.

The workshop price depends on the hotel you choose: the "colorful and rustic" B&B La Tuiliere in Cadenet or the luxurious Le Moulin de Lourmarin

For locals who'd like to join in, there's a special weekly rate of $1300, without lodging or meals.

For all the info, click here

Photos: (1, 5, 6, 7): Dishes styled by Denise Vivaldo and her team for various clients. Over the years these have included Sunkist, Disney, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, California Strawberries, Le Creuset and many more.  (2) The Food Stylist's Handbook is one of eight books Denise has written; see them all here.  (3, 4) Take the food styling workshop in Provence and stay at the B&B La Tuiliere or at the Moulin de Lourmarin. (8) Denise on the Iron Chef set with Cat Kora. (9) Chef Saša Asanović gets a dish ready for its close up. (10, 11) Outings during the workshop will include shopping in Aix en Provence and a visit to the very unique winery Chateau la Coste, known for its contemporary art and architecture.


  1. This looks like a great it open to 'locals' as well?

    1. Hi Angela, good question...let me find out.

    2. They have a week rate for locals: $1300, no lodging or meals included.

  2. Hi Julie, I am asking the same, so obviously no overnight stays needed! :)

  3. Julie, I know it's impractical to come to Luberon from Cannes, every day. But I have a friend who owns a vacation house in Lauris, near Lourmarin and also near Cadenet. Will consider it, provided I have no teaching that week... Thank you so much! I have this book and learned a lot from it.
    have a great day, m.



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