Assistant Food Stylist & Segment Producer Cape Town

Looking for an Assistant Food Stylist to join our awesome team. The right person for the job will have an absolute love of all things food, a good eye for food styling and detail, and ability to create and test recipes. The incumbent should also have a passion for broadcast and digital media, keep up to date on trends in food and food publications, while having a good grasp of English grammar and some writing skill.

Being organized goes without saying. As Assistant Food Stylist, you will support the food team on all things relating to food and content creation.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Assisting the Senior Chef, and food team on all filming and photography shoots
• Planning and preparing for shoots, including collating equipment, props and shopping for ingredients
• Setting up an efficient prep kitchen on set, including loading and unloading of kitchen equipment
• Assisting the Senior Chef and the team on filming and shoot days, working closely with them in executing beautifully prepared ingredients
• Helping to test recipes and give feedback while working closely with the content team
• Maintaining the kitchens, studio area and props cupboard
• Basic budgeting, recipe costing, being cost-conscious, recording expenditure accurately, stock control
• Food content idea generation and pitching
• Preparing segment briefs and script writing
• Booking and liaising with external guests, chefs and clients
• Sponsorship reporting

• Professional cooking qualification
• Good writing skills and/or media-related qualification
• Own transport preferred

Personal Skills/ Attributes
• You’re a morning person
• You love, and have a real passion for food
• You are creative, and have a good eye for detail
• You enjoy working in a team
• You are able to and enjoy taking initiative
• You are naturally proactive, highly organised and can prioritise effectively
• You have a strong work ethic, and are prepared to go above and beyond to support your team
• You can take a flexible approach to working hours
• You can accept constructive feedback and are resiliant
• You’ll already have some experience in working as an assistant food stylist/home economist

Closing Date : 15 September 2017

Apply with a CV and cover letter motivating why you are a good fit for the Expresso team. Submit your application via email with subject line: Assistant Food Stylist & Segment Producer. Incorrectly addressed applications will not be considered.

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