Food Styling Masterclass with Melissa Saint Hill

Oct 12 2019 10:00 - 14:30

Made In Hackney - Local Food Kitchen, 3 Cazenove Rd, N16 6PA London

“‘You eat with your eyes first,’ is a well-known expression and for good reason. A well-presented dish makes all the difference to your culinary experience! I’ll show you how to plate and style food and give you all the insider tips and tricks for creating stunning food photography at home.” Melissa Saint Hill, Food Stylist, Nutritionist and Scientist   

This masterclass will include:

  • Learn to cook and prepare a variety of foods to style 
  • How to create and use texture and colour to make your dish pop in a photograph
  • Different techniques for plating up food with elegance
  • How to use props to enhance your food photography 
  • How to create a visual identity for your food blog or social media feed
  • How to use science and math concepts to achieve banging styling compositions
  • How to unleash your unique creative potential 
  • A delicious plant based lunch and take-home handouts
  • 10% discount in neighbouring wholefood shop, Food for All 

Melissa Saint Hill is a registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) and Clinical Research Scientist, with interests in type 2 diabetes, cardiometabolic health and the gut microbiome. Having a natural creative flair, as well as an academic background, Melissa is passionate about teaching and inspiring people to cook, bake and eat healthily, without compromising on taste. Melissa has a keen interest in presenting food to ensure it looks as good as it tastes and smells, which has led to food styling and photography becoming solid passions.

All funds raised from our masterclasses are used to fund our vital free and pay-by-donation program of classes to marginalised and low income community groups. By attending a Made In Hackney masterclass you get a great day of learning AND you’re providing our charity with essential funds for us to continue our work with vulnerable community groups. 

Fee*: £84 (£66 Concession**) inclusive of VAT, includes a delicious organic plant based lunch. 
* This fee is used to fund our programme of free courses to vulnerable and low-income community groups

** Concessionary rate available for students, pensioners, unemployed and low waged

Refunds: we require a minimum of 7 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

Vouchers: To redeem a voucher purchased on our site, please contact us to book a place. If contacting us by email please attach your voucher. If telephoning, have your voucher to hand so you can quote the voucher number.

For information: / 020 8442 4266 / Enjoy a 10% discount in neighbouring wholefood shop, Food for All on the day of the class.

Location: Made In Hackney, Food For All Basement, 3 Cazenove Rd, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6PA. Regretfully, the kitchen is not wheelchair accessible.


Made In Hackney uses cereals containing gluten namely: wheat (spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats; peanuts; all other nuts; sesame; all other seeds; soybeans; celery and celeriac; mustard; sulphur dioxide/sulphites; lupin; tomatoes and other allergens in it's classes. Our food is freshly prepared in our busy cookery school kitchen that handles allergens, so we cannot guarantee that our food and drinks are allergen-free. Even in classes where these ingredients are not being used, they will be on site in our store rooms and our equipment will have previously come into contact with them. Participants attend at their own risk.