Lead Stylist
Posted on 5/10/2023
Hello Fresh

10,001+ employees

Food & meal kit delivery service
Company Overview
HelloFresh’s mission is to change the way people eat forever by aiming to provide every household with wholesome, homemade meals – no shopping and no hassle. The company’s meals are carefully planned, carefully sourced and delivered to the front door of each customer at the time most convenient for them.
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
  • Impeccably organized, excellent time manager, with careful attention to detail
  • Passionate about operational and production workflows, obsessively conceptualizing ways to work smarter and more efficiently without sacrificing quality
  • Problem solver, always ready and able to present options in all instances
  • Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts or Visual Arts education preferred
  • 10 years of experience as a lead stylist - preferably in a commercial photography environment
  • 5+ years of managerial experience leading a team
  • Strong food styling and propping portfolio that demonstrates skill level and attention to detail for both photo & video
  • Experience working collaboratively with photographers in a fast-paced environment
  • Keen eye for composition, including creative ways of executing your vision
  • Ability to accurately execute and plate recipes, adjust to feedback and add value where necessary
  • Proven experience with budget management
  • Experience in sourcing and inventory management for props and food styling
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cooking techniques, food preparation and plating
  • Experience guiding, teaching and directing other stylists in executing dishes
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and desire to effectively drive change through empathy and persistence
  • Manage and develop the skill sets of the styling team (both on & off-set) through training, goal setting, development plans, etc
  • Oversee and execute the planning, preparation, propping and styling of dishes for weekly menu photography and marketing campaigns (both photo and video), delivering beautiful and appetizing content that is in-step with brand guidelines
  • Prep, source & wrap - props, wardrobe and surfaces for all photo & video shoots
  • Fabricate and build sets for marketing campaigns as needed
  • Collaborate with Creative team to ensure that all imagery executes on the intended creative vision
  • Partner with our Culinary teams to ensure that the food produced and styled, accurately represents our product
  • Work closely with the Producers to assign stylists to each shoot (across locations) and communicate any additional freelance coverage needed
  • Maintain a stable of freelancers, proactively reaching out to new talent and refreshing the talent pool as needed
  • Consistently assess current styling processes and workflows to ensure efficiency of the team
  • Collaborate with the Lead Photographer and Sr. Kitchen Manager to assess current studio processes and look for ways to improve efficiency, productivity and collaboration
  • Forecast, track and report monthly budget to AD, Studio Ops for all styling needs across studios
  • Organize and manage a large prop library
  • Cultivate a positive fun studio environment by keeping a pulse on morale and employee engagement, recognition and value, and celebrate individual and team wins