Catering Photography Portfolios for Customers

Putting together a great catering photography portfolio is such a simple task to accomplish. All you need to have is a great set of photographs and a little bit of organization and a knowledge on how to put together a great looking porfolio. Here is a step by step list of how to put together the catering portfolio for your customers.

Tools and Materials You Will Need

  • Photos Taken from your customer's assignments
  • Portfolio book
  • Matting
  • Cutting Paper
  • Scissors
  • Non Acid adhesive / tape

Step 1 - Take Great Photographs

First is first. You need to have a batch of fantastic photos that you can use to develop the catering portfolio. Pull out any of the photographs that you have already taken for your customer or set up and arrange additional meetings where you can take photographs of the catering team, the location, the food, the plating, services and other things that are important to the customer you are putting the portfolio together for.

Step 2 - Arrange the Photographs in Categories

Arrange the photographs in categories. The easiest way to do this is to put the photographs into either different folders on your computer or, if you have the photographs printed out, put them into shoe boxes. You will want to organize the photographs in the following types of categories:

  • Photographs that show the location of the catering program or business
  • Photographs that show the catering team, including head chef and owner
  • Photographs that display samples of the food or different coursese
  • Photographs that display a sample menu

Not every category is applicable for every customer.

Step 3 - Layout the Photographs in the Portfolio

By selecting the best photographs, start to lay them out into the portfolio. Arrange them based on your artistic and design likes and wants and arrange them based on what the customer is looking to accomplish in their portfolio. You may want to cut the prints to different sizes. You may also want to mount the photographs on different colors and designs of matting.

Step 4 - Fix the Photographs

Using a little non-acid double sided tape, fix the photographs to the different pages within the portfolio. You will want to arrange the photographs so that they are appealing to the eye. You also need to make sure that the porfolio flows nicely from page to page and you will want to make sure that a theme is coherently followed.

Step 5 - Add a Cover

Last but certainly not least, you need to create a cover page for the portfolio. The cover page or front is the most important part of your portfolio for the customer. The cover page should make the reader to want to open up the porfolio and see what the catering company has to offer.

Step 6 - Make a Copy

If you have permission, make a copy of the portfolio so that you can use it as an example of the type of work you do for your client base.

 

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