We’ve all been there. The waiter’s heading towards you with a plate in their hand. You can’t help it, you’re already itching to snap the delicious dish that’s soon to be sat in front of you. Whether it’s grabbing some street food or a sitting down to a plate of posh nosh, as long as it’s presented in a way which will get those likes rolling in; who cares? I visited Cook’s Club, Crete a little while ago and I can’t lie, I found it a struggle not to post every single meal on Instagram. Having given into temptation nearly every time, here are my top tips on taking those perfect food pictures.
#1/ Super setting
To make your food look fantastic, the best thing you can do is find the perfect setting. At Cook’s Club, they have a poolside bar with a great snack menu, so capture your souvlaki or Greek salad with the shimmering water and some lush, leafy plants in the background.
Don’t worry if you’re not out in the sun: inside the Cantina is just as Instagrammable. It might sound strange, but the plates here have personality in huge range of colours and different glazes. Complete with a rustic, wooden table backdrop, meal times have never looked cooler.
#3/ Go traditional
I’m obsessed with following foodies to see exactly what they’re eating and it always inspires me so much to try new things. Photograph some traditional Greek food like moussaka, tzatziki or an olive salad. They’re colourful, cultural and might show some people dishes they’ve never seen before.
Now you’ve seen my tips, I thought I’d give you a quick run-down of how the Cantina at Cook’s Club actually works. There are seven different stations; salads, a snack counter, grill, pizza, pasta, ‘eat the Greek’ and ‘best of the East’, meaning you can take snaps of food from all over the world in one place. Each station has a special of the day so you’ll never get bored thanks to all the choice! Paying has also never been easier: you’ll be given a contactless wristband to use on all your food and drink; just simply pay what you owe at the end of your holiday.
So there you have it, super-easy photography tips and an even easier way of paying for your holiday food. What are your top tips for taking photos? Could you be tempted by Cook’s Club world food fair-inspired Cantina? Let me know in the comments below.