#20 Assemble Your Minimal Food Styling Kit

Better food photos require better food styling.

Essential Tools for Your Food Styling Kit

  • Tweezers – use this tool for picking up really small items and placing them.
  • Cotton Swabs – these are used to clean small spots on the plate or dish. You can also use them to push food or wipe the plate for removing liquid.
  • Paper Towel – for whole bunch of different uses.
  • Squeeze Bottles – using sauces in plating your food? Squeeze bottles made out of plastic are a good tool in your kit that gives you great control on sauces, syrups and other paste-like ingredient.
  • Brushes – some foods look better when they are brushed with just a little bit of cooking oil when appropriate. Brushes can be used to do that. Water is sometime also brushed on certain foods if they become very dry.

Other Tools for Your Food Styling Kit:

  • Skewers
  • Scissor
  • Straws
  • Toothpicks
  • Spritzers
  • Cutting Board
  • Twines
  • Syringes
  • Step 1 – This assignment is not about your subject or your dish. Today you have to find tools that already exist at your home that can be used for food. Hunt in your home and gather what’s available.
  • Step 2 – Arrange the food styling tools that you have gathered.
  • Step 3 – Take a photograph of your new food styling kit.
  • Step 4 - Tell us what food styling tools did you find at home. What tools did you order or want to order?
  • Step 5 – Upload the best photo/s

I have my tools stored in a drawer in my studio. Are specially designed for photographic purposes.


I like this picture from my classmate, organized tools. :)