A from Debbie Wahl, Food Stylist and Food Styling 101 Instructor
Food stylist - (definition from Wikipedia): "The role of the food stylist is to make the food look attractive in the finished photograph. The main difference between how a home cook or chef may present food and what a stylist does is the time and effort a stylist takes to carefully and artfully arrange the food. Also required is the visual know how, and ability to translate the perception of taste, aroma and appeal that one gets from an actual dish, to a two-dimensional photograph.
Hope this helps! Debbie
Debbie teaches our introductory course in food Styling, Food Styling 101, and is a professional food stylist. Her new website can be viewed at www.debbiewahl.com.