Why is a food stylist required?

There are two main reasons for the requirement of a food stylist. Primarily, it is because the food for a shoot should ideally be handled and finally assembled, placed & styled by an individual who has an interest and expertise in the visual aspect of food. Secondly, having a stylist on the set allows the photographer and his/ her staff to concentrate on the photography and lighting rather than coordination with the chef or placement & appearance of the food.