For those who are looking to climb the highest food styling mountain, we will explore cutting edge techniques in fire, controlling shapeless food, barbecuing without a barbecue and champagne explosions (for starters). This intensive weekend workshop will elevate your skills, and your inspiration, to a whole new level!
Day 1 includes fire demos, mastering the chicken breast, controlling shapeless food, shrimp and shellfish, and chocolate tricks.
Day 2 includes all things barbecue, handling prepared frozen desserts, cheesecake, and champagne explosion.
A seasoned food professional with over 27 years of experience, Denise Vivaldo has catered more than 10,000 parties and has cooked for such guests as George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Prince Charles, Bette Midler, Suzanne Somers, Merv Griffin, Cher, Aaron Spelling, Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Maria Shriver. She began her culinary training at the Ritz Escoffier and La Varenne in Paris, and then graduated Chef de Cuisine from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Denise spent numerous years as a professor at UCLA’s Culinary Program and at her Alma Mater, The California Culinary Academy.
In 1988, Denise founded Food Fanatics, a catering, recipe-development, and foodstyling firm based in Los Angeles, California. Since that time, she has catered for such events as the Academy Awards Governor’s Ball, Sunset Magazine’s Taste of Sunset, and Hollywood wrap parties. She has also styled food for countless local and nationally syndicated television shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NapaStyle with Michael Chiarello, and Access Hollywood Live with Billy Bush.
Denise is the author of How to Start a Home-Based Catering Business, which has sold more than 150,000 copies and is in its 6th edition, and How to Start a Home-Based Personal Chef Business. She is also the author of The Food Styling Handbook, Perfect ...