Food Stylist and Consultant
Sarah Birks, Photography & style director

“Sal is always such a pleasure to work with and has worked in so many sectors of the food industry, from recipe writing, food styling or consultation; she brings new ideas, and enthusiasm combined with many years experience.

She is always at the top of my list of stylists when working with high profile talent.

She has a great personality and a wicked sense of humour that makes even the most stressful situations fun and manageable.”

Anna Corbett, Brand Marketing Manager, Badger Ales

“I’ve worked with Sal for more than 10 years across a number of brands and food/drink categories. One constant has always been Sal’s ability to instinctively get under the skin of a brand and respond to the brief in a relevant and collaborative way. Over the years she has introduced me to fantastic photographers and prop stylists, who have shared her attention to detail and high standards.

Sal’s styling is timeless and her recipes always deliver, in fact, they become ‘classics’ in their own right.

A pleasure to work with and so much energy it truly is infectious – I challenge you not to have fun working with this gem of a person.”

Janine Ratcliffe, Food Editor Olive Magazine

“I have been working with Sal regularly for the past 8 years and she remains one of my first choices whenever I am booking a food stylist. I know that she’s capable of making any kind of food look brilliant but I particularly rely on her for shoots that I think may be a bit trickier. Whether it is the technicalities of the recipes or the importance of the shoot (she often styles olive covers) her styling is full of flair and imagination.

Sal brings a huge amount of experience and food knowledge to shoots so I know recipes will be interpreted correctly whether it’s my own recipes or a high-end chef’s. She’s also a brilliant recipe writer herself and is meticulous about testing properly and meeting deadlines (as well as delivering great recipes). Sal's brilliant sense of humour and boundless energy have carried us through many tough shoots - she’s a joy to have around (especially when she wears a costume at Xmas!)”

Eleanor Maidment, Food Editor of Waitrose Food Magazine

“I’ve been working with Sal since I joined Waitrose Food (formerly Waitrose Kitchen) magazine - about 5 years now. She is a talented food stylist with a great eye for detail and the seamless ability to work across different feature styles, from everyday suppers to gloriously decorated cakes and more graphic food shoots. She has always carefully considered our guidelines when writing recipes, has been reliable, efficient, met deadlines and produced high quality work for us. She’s also great fun to work with.”

Sarah Russell, Slimming World Business Development Manager, Iceland

“Sal’s professional approach and relaxed manner have been invaluable; guiding us through new territory as we have developed and launched a range of Slimming World Frozen Ready Meals. Sal instinctively knows what is needed for a particular project and advises with enthusiasm and passion, executing every project thoroughly, creatively and professionally – I always look forward to working with her.”

Allison Brentnall, Head of Food and Publications for Slimming World

“Sal has been an amazing support to Slimming World over recent years whilst we've developed and launched our first ever food range. A retail food project was a completely new arena for us and it’s been invaluable to work with someone with so much experience and practical, common sense advice to guide us through this minefield. A brilliant advisor who I wouldn't hesitate to recommend for any of your food development or styling requirements!”

Gareth Morgans, Professional Food Photographer

“Sal is a true professional and great fun to work with. She always works hard to fulfil the brief to her best ability and brings incredible skills and experience to a shoot. Sal has the amazing unique capacity to collaborate with me to help solve any problems and is always engaging with the client. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Sal; she is hard working, always ready and willing to accommodate a clients needs.”