Hunting Beach California is not only known for it’s world-class surfing, it’s also known as the home of Hollywood Food Styling’s kitchen studio!
When you first walk through the main entrance there is a quaint “shop-like” space for retail items as you see pictured above. Currently, the retail shop is stocked mostly with my jarred culinary creations such as marinated heirloom tomatoes from my personal garden.
Beyond the shop you will find my personal office. As you can see, I have a massive amount of books that are mostly cookbooks and culinary references.. I collect cookbooks from all over the world and have a special affinity for vintage cookbooks.
After passing through the office, you step into the main kitchen space, which takes up about 90% of the overall floor plan.
The new space is bright, open, airy and modern and equipped with everything my staff and I would ever need for the simplest to the most complicated culinary challenges a shoot would demand. This picture happens to be taken from the lofted space above the main kitchen, which is used mainly for storing props and of course, more books and such.
It’s amazing how the skylights in the extremely high ceilings seem to energize the atmosphere. As you can see, there is enough natural sunlight coming through allowing live herbs and plants to grow, and of course is a great venue for photographing beautiful food!
The equipment in my kitchen studio is commercial-grade and mostly stainless steel as you see in this photograph. The new space allows ample prep and cooking spaces, which include multiple ovens and work spaces allowing several members of my staff to be working at the same time.
I feel it’s important to have exposed and open pantry space so you can readily see, and quickly grab any of the shelf-stable items. We focus on keeping the shelves well stocked at all times and I am constantly picking up new and interesting food items while on my regular shopping trips, which happens to be one of my favorite pastimes. In the future, I will blog about some of my favorite places to shop!
Well, that’s the end of the tour of HollywoodFoodStyling.com’s new home. Stay tuned for next delicious blog entry!