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The secrets

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of a conman


Meet food stylists - the culinary artists who fool your eyes, deceive your taste buds, and befuddle your senses Akshita Jain, AIS Gur 43, X A


ver wondered how that cheese melts perfectly on the pizza menu or how that huge burger, despite its countless layers always stays intact. Well, this is because you are conned into visualising the perfection by a clan of people called the food stylists. This upcoming field can give you creative satisfaction along with the moolah; at least that is what the food stylists will tell you. Here are some things which they won’t.

#1 Food stylists are housewives, make-up artists, photographers and more. From going grocery shopping like ninjas to clicking the final picture, the journey of a food stylist is pretty long. They need to pick the right plates whilst also ensuring that there are exactly three drops of barbeque sauce on the plate; basically everything that will make the dish look irresistible. However, for some food stylists, the task ends at decking up the plate, whereas for others it goes a step further, who click it too, working as food stylist cum photographers.


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# 3 …and end up asking for assistants eventually.

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For food styling is not a one man job. It may start with the chef cooking the dish, followed by the prop stylist sourcing the cutlery, pots, plates etc and finally the art director looking into the lighting and the setup. So, if you want to be an excellent food stylist, make sure you are a good team player.

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#4 Food stylists are great conmen. You can eat all the food that is on film sets but the thing is…you might not want to. Stacked food like pancakes or burgers are often perked up with cardboard support in between the layers. Turkey is blowtorched till it gleams the perfect brown colour, and the glistening ice cubes in fizzy drinks are actually plastic cubes.

Illustration: Guneet Dhall, AIS Gur 43, X A


clude-The French Culinary Institute, Mumbai Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition or Catering College, Food Craft Institute, Pune. Many online courses are also available at and


#5 You can do without a Bachelor’s in food styling.

# 6 Food stylists will make money in the future…


All it takes to be a good food stylist is knowledge of various ingredients and the creativity to give food a makeover. That said, some kind of professional training in the field will certainly give you an edge. Some reputed universities which offer food styling courses in-

…as if they are not making enough, already. According to Simply Hired, an online job-search portal the average salary of a food stylist is $33,000 (Rs 22 lakh) per year. Once established, a freelance food stylist can earn between $450 to $850 (Rs 30,000-57,000) per day.G T

#2 They assist first… Most people enter this profession by working as an assistant to a food stylist. Some also work as traditional chefs before they enter this profession. Once you are into it full throttle, you could work as a freelancer or work in-house for a company. Restaurants and magazines are always on the look out for a food stylist.

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Oddballs welcome Illustration: Siddharth Kanojia, AIS Gur 43, XI D

Be quirkier with these tips and tricks! Treat

the essay as an opportunity to share your story, not a burden. Be at ease, while you expose your vulnerabilities. Colleges don’t expect you to be perfect. Proofread, edit, proofread, edit and proofread once again. Be humorous. Preferably, be the joke yourself.

3. You have 150 words. Take a risk. - University of Notre Dame

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niversities around the world require applicants to send in personal statements for admission. But these days, in a rush to invite the most promising and innovative young minds to be a part of their campus, universities have started releasing quirky prompts for the personal essay. Presenting a few of them.

4. The ancient Romans coined the phrase "Carpe diem." Jonathan Larson proclaimed "No day but today!" and recently, Drake explained "You Only Live Once" (YOLO). Have you ever seized the day? Do you plan to shout YOLO while jumping into something in the future. What does #YOLO mean to you? - Tufts University

2. Dog and Cat. Coffee and Tea. Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye. Everyone knows there are two types of people in the world. What are they? - University of Chicago

Teachers and students have a symbiotic relationship. But more often than not, it is the teachers who end up taking the hardline... Rishika Arya, AIS Gur 43, XI D

5. If you could choose to be raised by robots, dinosaurs, or aliens, who would you pick? Why? - Brandeis University 6. Find x.

1. You have just finished your three hundred page autobiography. Please submit page 217. -University of Pennsylvania

Teacher’s survival kit

- University of Chicago 7. Sartre said, 'Hell is other people,' but Streisand sang, 'People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.' With whom do you agree and why? - Amherst College 8. So where [and who] is Waldo really? -University of Chicago


or a teacher to survive the inescapable jungle of little goblins known as school, she needs a survival kit to tussle with this chaotic atmosphere. We bring you some quotidian problems of teachers and their solutions. Problem: Gale mein khich-khich? Solution: Thermos Long lectures and unruly students force the teachers to transform into loudspeakers. With the transformation comes a ‘Baitha gala’ and that’s where the thermos steps in. With hot water inside, it helps get rid of the khich-khich and makes the teacher a loudspeaker again!

Problem: Gone to La la land? Solution: A piece of chalk Sitting in the classroom and thinking of playing Call of Duty and just as you are going to shoot down all your opponents, then suddenly *boom* you are being shot at! That too with a piece of chalk. And yes my dear that is no call of duty guy but your very own teacher bringing you back to reality. Problem: The job of a RAW agent Solution: Locking cupboard Question papers+UT notebooks+ remarks at the PTM = Necessity of a locking cupboard well explained! And where is the key? Now, that dear students, is meant to be a secret.

Problem:The muddled Pandora’s Box Solution: A Classic Jute bag The eyeliner and foundation are all ready to fight a battle with the notebooks and FA activities. The teacher has a hard time trying to push them in the tiny Gucci bag. And that is where the classic Jute bag makes a wild card entry! Problem: The Head concert Solution: Headache pills A hits B, B hits C and C hits A for hitting B. This is the complicated web that a teacher solves every day, combined with reading weird answers. The result? A cacophony of Metallica and DJ Snake playing in their heads. Do they have any other option except popping pills?G T