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Food Design by Denise Vivaldo

Recipe Book Writing, Design, and Production Workshop

Ever wanted to put your delicious recipes together in a beautifully illustrated cookbook, filled with colorful photographs of your beautiful creations? Now you can learn to create your own recipe book to pass on to family members and friends, show a publisher a sample of your work, or even self-publish a complete recipe book of your own! You can also use what you learn to fuel your raw food blog, create your own brochures, and even gain the experience you need to promote your book to the media, including television!


This six-class series begins with a daylong workshop with a seasoned photographer, who demonstrates how you can make the most of your digital camera (or cell phone) and use natural lighting to best show off your beautiful food. Then you will spend two days learning the ins and outs of food styling for photography in a hands-on class designed to show you how to arrange your food creations for the camera and to practice photographing salads, sandwiches, and pastas. Next, you will spend five days creating and photographing your own recipes for your book with the help of our experienced staff of raw food chefs and food stylists.


The series wouldn’t be complete without a segment on writing recipes for your book or blog (two days), and a course in designing and producing a cookbook with a software program that allows you to self-publish your book or find a publisher to do so (four days). To top it all off, you will spend three days learning how to prepare a culinary demonstration video for the media and actually go home with your own, promotional DVD to promote your book or business!


In summary, this comprehensive workshop provides everything you need to create your own recipe book, from food styling and photography to writing your recipes, to finding a publisher, and even creating demos for the media. There is no other workshop like it in the industry!


Click here for the class workshop components (co-requisites).


Dates: February 25-March 15, 2011 (17 total classroom days)
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (1-hour no host lunch break each day)
Tuition: $4,995 (Total value: $5,850; no other discounts may apply.)
Lab fee: $195
Location: Living Light Culinary Center
Required texts and software: The Food Stylist's Handbook by Denise Vivaldo, Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob, and MasterCook 11.0 by ValuSoft (or Microsoft Word)
Required equipment: chef’s knife, paring knife, appropriate chef wear, digital camera or cell phone with high-resolution photo capabilities, laptop computer
Prerequisites: Living Light Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training (or equivalent). Click here for the co-requisite course descriptions.
Total number of hours: 117


Class Schedule and Tuition

Please refer to our schedule of raw foods classes and workshops.


Class Location

Living Light Center, Fort Bragg, CA.