Food Styling Fun

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image1  Yesterday in the DLM Culinary Center, a couple talented folks got together and shot several versions of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner spreads. A lot of our photography is done in natural light, so folks were passing by wondering what in the world we doing “in the dark” with all of those table settings. Between the delicious smells and the hipster Christmas music, we had a blast mocking up yummy  dinner table scenes.

I was busy in the kitchen all day roasting off a 17-lb DLM Fresh, Free-Range Turkey, a Prime Rib, a whole New York Strip Roast, plus all of the fixings of holiday dinner. Setting it up, cooking, plating, and cleaning it up is quite a production. The only bummer was no husband or children to help with all of those dishes!!

Our good friend David McKibben designed our tablescapes with his array of vintage linens, dishes, glasses, and amazing serving utensils. It was fun to watch him work as he arranged different pieces that complemented each other, and the mood, perfectly. He even whipped up some pretty amazing arrangements using various stems from our Floral Department; I learn something every time we work together.

Next up our very own photographer Jessica, who takes all of those glorious photos that have helped our Market Report, posters, and social media look so beautiful, got to work capturing the scenes. After she’s got the glamorous shots, we have Jessie, Amy, Jessica, and Nick put them all together in many forms to shape the look of DLM.

Enjoy the behind-the-scenes look, and keep your eyes open to see if you can spot the finished products over the next couple of months. 

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Chef Carrie Walters
DLM Culinary Director