Originally Posted by Kayelle
I'm curious who eats all the massive amounts of food for all of these photo shoots? Is there any way those of us here can see these professional photo's?
There are three of us in the kitchen. If it is gluten free, I leave a plate in the fridge for the owner so he can taste the recipe. If it is not gluten free and the recipe gets a fail (that happens, but usually I have already flagged that), I'll leave a taste of that for him as well.
We have to taste everything (I literally get a bite of each main and then taste each side because I've got all four recipes on the go at once, I don't have time to stop and eat). The other two usually eat all of one of the mains and sides, and then there are the leftovers. I do four recipes, including the sides, to serve two, we plate one of each for the photos, and then there is the other serving. We are also checking portion size to make sure it is sufficient. I spend about $120 / week for the groceries for photo shoot days.
Why it takes two to do the photography and I'm chief bottle washer, kitchen helper, and play Chef, I have no idea. I could use s/one to take over as chief bottle washer. There are so many dishes because of all the mise en place shots and each step has to be shot. Even doing dishes on the fly whenever I can, it still takes 2 hours to do all the darned dishes
(3-way sink, no dishwasher...)