Supperclub Food Styling and Photography Workshop in London, UK

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An exchange of ideas, thoughts and emails, soon we were in the midst of comparing our calendars in search of free dates. The rest came so easy. As Sumayya Jamil from the famed niche blog Pukka Paki and I put our heads together great things began to flow and it was hard to stop them. I shared my concept with Sumayya about creating a slightly different workshop series I am planning to execute next year and she put her faith in me and my idea, joining me for the first in this series. 

Before we knew it we had chiseled out a fantastic schedule, booked the perfect venue and planned a luscious menu for what I hope will be an amazing 2 day Supperclub | Food Styling and Photography Workshop in London, UK.

The idea is to create a full food experience for the people who attend this workshop. Broken down it’s a food styling/photography workshop, where you will learn all the elements you need to hone your skills in food photography and learning how to find your way through the jungle of food styling to create the perfect set-up. Moreover, I am thrilled to have our special guest Jeanne Horak-Druiff, who will be teaching an extensive session on restaurant and low-light photography we will address the needs of bloggers and reviewers who need to polish their skills in taking photos in busy restaurants and with nasty lighting. There will be many practical exercises, a lot of theory and an on-location shoot. Sumayya will take our participants on a divine culinary tour, where you will not only learn different cooking techniques used in the Indian/Pakistani kitchens and create some mouth-watering dishes, but you will also indulge in an array tantalizing South-Asian street food.

Central1We have booked the stunning kitchen at the Central Street Cookery School, which provide huge windows streaming with gorgeous natural light, plenty of space for cooking, styling, photographing and eating! Being very centrally located the Central Street Cookery School is absolutely ideal, providing an exceptional experience for us over the course of the two days.

How does all this sound? If I have enticed you some here are the details of what we will cover, what the course costs are and where you can register.


Workshop Details

Dates to diarize: February 15th-16th, 2013

Location: Central Street Cookery School, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ
Website: http://www.centralstreet.org/

Preliminary Programme

Day one - Friday 15th February 2013

  • Meet & Greet Brunch - prepared by Sumayya
    A feast for the senses - Sweet, Spicy Sub-Continental Brunch:
    This menu is based on Pakistani brunch-style, with Sumayya's contemporary twists along the way. Usually always a mixture of sweet, sour, hot and many different textures, flavors and aromas, this is a beautiful celebration of South Asian spicy sweet breakfasts!
  • Photography Fundamentals by Meeta
    Mastering the camera, natural light techniques, focusing, learning the techniques etc. 
  • Styling Fundamentals by Meeta
    Composition and placement, creating a mood/atmosphere, the right props, color, texture etc.
  • Free-Style Photography Exercises
    Short exercises to warm you up
  • Evaluation and presentation of exercises
    Constructive feedback, discussion and critique on exercises
  • Restaurant photography by Jeanne Horak-Druiff
  • Pushing Photoshop by Jeanne Horak-Druiff
    Post-processing your low-light images
  • Gastropub Photo shoot 
    On location photo shoot to practice taking shots in a restaurant atmosphere and in low light conditions.
  • Dinner at Gastropub

Day two - Saturday 16th February 2013

  • Enlightening yourself with Lightroom by Meeta
    Workflow, post-processing, watermarking, tagging
  • Styling demo with Meeta
  • Styling session for assignment with group
  • Cooking session and demo with Sumayya
    This will include different quick techniques of
    Tempering - using hot oil/ghee to top temper a street style lentil dish with dried chillis, cumin, garlic topped with fresh coriander and ginger
    Paratha bread making - making ghee flat breads on a flat pan and rolling them out
    Deep frying street snacks - dipping vegetables in spicy chickpea batter, frying and serving quickly topped with spicy chaat masala and lemon
  • Lunch prepared by Sumayya
    A walk through a South Asian-style food Street - based on a street style Pakistani / Indian menu, will include kebab rolls, tarka daal, pakoras, bun kebabs, chaat and sweet samosas
  • Intensive work on assignment
  • Evaluation, discussion & critique on assignment
    Constructive feedback, discussion and critique on assignment
  • Finale Cocktails by Sumayya
    Be surprised by Sumayya’s luscious cocktail creations like Anartini, Imlitini and more.

Ticket Price: £360 - full payment upon registration. There will be no refunds for this workshop.

Ticket includes:

  • 2 day food styling, photography and cooking sessions with Sumayya, Meeta and Jeanne
  • Friday: Meet & Greet Brunch, Dinner at Gastropub
    Saturday: Lunch, Cocktails
  • Snacks and beverages during the workshop
Does NOT include:
  • Travel costs
  • Accommodation

Registrations can be made using the registration form and are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis

Limited to max 12 participants

 

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21 comments:

  1. Oh dear, this is a burner! You are an alltime creative rocket! Looking forward to chatting and letting new ideas flying in.
    hugs, Sandy

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    1. HA! I hope I stay on Earth though with firneds like you. Looking forward to exchanging ideas.

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  2. A wonderful event! It sounds awesome.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Wowo you are in a roll these days jetting off too give course. The workshop sounds so good.

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  4. What a fantastic combination - you, Jeanne and Sumayya. Venue looks amazing.

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    1. I hope we rock it like you and I rocked Dubai at Miele Sally!

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  5. O wow Meeta, you're travelling places with all your workshops! Sounds like a fantastic workshop... Probably a good thing I will be in Cuba at the time, so no temptation this time.. ;)

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    1. Shame you will be in Cuba. I'd rather have you in London ;o)

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  6. Will you come to Argentina one day? :)

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    1. I'd love to one day! For now I am covering Europe and the Middle East. Would you like to come to London? :o)

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  7. Your blog is such a stunning space, Meeta. Stunning, and friendly at the same time - not easy things to straddle. Your workshop is in my corner of the world. But for now, I thought I'd say 'hello' here :) Hello.

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    1. Pia! Thanks for such kind words. I think I will go to bed with a grin on my face today. Glad you like this space of mine. Hello and hope we get to meet in your corner of the world :o)

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  8. I would really like!! maybe one day who know...:)

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  9. I wish I could be there! There is a place like this just down the block from me. Just noticed it when driving by. Maybe you could bring this workshop to NYC?

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  10. Hi Meeta, are there still spaces available on this course?

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    1. Hi Fleur, Why don't you email me blogmeeta [at] gmail DOT com and I can give you more details.

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  11. I'm a bit late to the party and only just seen this. Love the sound of it and think it would suit me down to the ground, any plans for another one in London/the UK?

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Thank you for visiting What's For Lunch, Honey? and taking time to browse through my recipes, listen to my ramblings and enjoy my photographs. I appreciate all your comments, feedback and input. I will answer your questions to my best knowledge and respond to your comments as soon as possible.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy your stay here and that I was able to make this an experience for your senses.

Hugs
Meeta