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Carli Ratliff of Good Food:
Food stylist Denise Vivaldo admits her profession is both "meticulous work, and ridiculous work. A wrinkle in a hamburger bun is a disaster, a cut in a chicken breast is the Grand Canyon on camera," she says. "People think it is a glamorous job, but you can spend a morning chasing a pea around a bowl of soup with a pair of tweezers. Flexibility and a sense of humour are essential in this business."
Vivaldo's weekend class at Sydney Cooking School was filled with food bloggers, magazine food editors and fellow stylists such as Sydney-based Ben Masters, also a chef by trade, who began his styling career working alongside Donna Hay. He now styles food for cookbooks and advertising clients including Sara Lee and MasterFoods.
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