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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Food Styling (CUL-301)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

August 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the history of food styling; demonstrate plating techniques; assess existing businesses to begin the process of developing a client base by use of food styling strategies; assess and choose props for photography; and describe how to work with food for the best results.


This course introduces students to the world of food styling, plating, food photography, props, working with sauces. Students learn the requirements and considerations for beginning a food styling business. Students are required to complete projects that include creating and plating food items for a food event. Students are tested through a comprehensive final exam covering topics such as teamwork, media, preparation, photographing, propping and overcoming challenges in food styling.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Event Planning or Hospitality (8/18).