Category Archives: Food Photography

Hotels attract clients with appealing “take-me-there” images. Food photography is an essential element of a hotel’s visual attraction as a product, giving the potential guest a mouth-watering glimpse of how unforgettable their gastronomic experience promises to be. This specific type of professional photography requires specialist skills.

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at the Chester Grosvenor

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at the Chester Grosvenor By Michelle Chaplow That wonderful quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea in an English hotel is one of my favourite pastimes. Add to that the venue – a heritage hotel with an iconic … Continue reading

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Hotel photography food for thought.

By Michelle Chaplow Hotels attract clients with intriguing “take me there” photos and I want to share four gastronomically-themed images with you today. Travellers are interested in local experiences, and what better experience than local cuisine? A selection of cheeses from … Continue reading

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Raffles Hotel, Singapore – My Six Steps to High Tea Ecstasy

by Michelle chaplow Afternoon tea at Raffles Singapore – third time lucky I love afternoon tea, it’s one of my favourite things. High tea at Raffles hotel in Singapore is on the bucket list of almost every traveller. This is … Continue reading

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A visit To Nobu. West Hollywood. Los Angeles. USA

By Michelle Chaplow After attending the opening of Nobu in Monte Carlo, I was delighted to be invited by chef Nobu Matsuhisa to dine at his restaurant in Los Angeles. The Four Seasons Rolls-Royce took myself and my friend Julia … Continue reading

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LAUDEN CHOCOLATES, interview with co-founder, Stephen Trigg.

by Michelle Chaplow After an unforgettable introduction whilst flying First Class with British Airways, I was intrigued by the story of Lauden Chocolate, I decided to interview LAUDEN CHOCOLATES for my Hotel Essence blog. The company is co-owned by Stephen … Continue reading

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Durban, South Africa. Cops high on laced muffins!

Oh I do love to read the local news: “High Cops” and “Police eat laced muffins”. On the same muffins-in-Durban note, during my stay in South Africa, on 17 July 2013, the Daily News (delivered to my room at the … Continue reading

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Durban Curry Muffins

By Michelle Chaplow. Curry in South Africa? Curry muffins? It’s not something that I had ever thought about. As a Brit, curry is like our national dish; everyone has their own favourite curry house. I didn’t associate South Africa with … Continue reading

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