As food photography jobs go, restaurant shoots are definitely my favourite. I love working with highly skilled and creative people so when Four to Eight Restaurant got in touch I knew I would be in for a treat. Four to Eight, is a contemporary Italian restaurant located in the beating heart of Covent Garden where you can enjoy amazing freshly made food accompanied by superb wines in elegant surroundings.
The name Four To Eight stems from a food philosophy that great Italian cooking relies on simplicity of flavours, quality of produce and great provenance. Each of the plates comprise of between four to eight primary ingredients, no more is needed! With this emphasis, they have gathered an exciting, contemporary menu, which includes fish & seafood, rare breed grilled meats, vegetarian dishes, exciting pastas and a great selection of regional salumi and formaggi, all of which change regularly. The dishes are the combination of the best ingredients available, simply prepared by our skilled chef team, who hail from across Italy, bringing their passion and expertise with them.
The shoot itself went really smoothly with all the dishes being cooked to order and then shot immediately which means the photography looks at its most delicious and inviting. As usual nothing goes to waste as the dishes were eaten by the staff as soon as I'd finished…..although this is usually something I like to do myself but was too slow ;-) We also shot the session during a lunch service (albeit on a quiet Tuesday) in a small corner of the restaurant so it meant the kitchen could still cope and dinners were in no way disturbed by the photoshoot. The last thing I want to happen is for the shoot to interrupt business as usual!
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