Registration to our Food Styling and Photography Workshop at Château Ventenac, May 2012

Update: The workshop is now full, but we are taking names for the waiting list, if you are still interested.

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your interest in our Food Photography & Styling Workshop! We are opening up official registration today.

Here’s a little more information about our workshop:

  • Student rate: $2,250 US
  • Non-student rate*: $1,650 US (includes accommodation, same meals and drinks as those offered in the workshop). Limited spots are available.

  • *A non-student rate is for people who are not attending the workshop but want to accompany an attendee (ie a spouse)

Beside soaking in the French culture (hello farmer’s markets, and French village life!), and a lot of hands-on exercices to teach you food styling and photography (we’ll cover from camera basics, use of Lightroom and Photoshop, to lighting), included in the workshop are:

  • 5 night accommodation (May 19th to 23d) Note that rooms are shared
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Food/drinks we will shoot with the workshop
  • Soda, coffee and tea all day
  • Wine during critique hour
  • Bikes which will be available for your use at no charge Saturday through Tuesday
  • Transportation to and from group activities
  • A goodie bag from Béa & Lara

We strongly recommend that students who want to attend the workshop own a SLR camera, if their main interest for attending the workshop is food photography.

How to register:

(If you are worried about delays in the delivery of your email, leave a comment here saying that you’ve sent an email)

Send an email to Lara at lara AT laraferroni DOT com, that includes:

  • Your name (and name of your traveling companion, if applicable)
  • Your mailing address
  • Your blog address, if applicable

Registrants will then receive an email (and later a contract to be signed and returned to us), and details on how to submit a $300 US non-refundable deposit to confirm their registration.

In case the list is filled, potential attendees will be placed on a waiting list.

Confirmed attendees will then receive a detailed (but tentative) itinerary, and more details about how to complete the full registration.

We hope to see you there! We are excited to make this happen with you all.

Béa & Lara


  1. Bea

    Hello. Actually I am worried, as I am from Argentina that my email won’t reach you in time. But I sent it.



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  3. Oh, this looks amazing! No way I can make it this year… any chance this will be an annual thing?

  4. Wow, that happened fast (registration filled!) And oh boy, I wish I could do it. France with you? plus photography? I hope you like it enough to repeat it. Darn!

  5. Update: seriously bummed I’m not going to France! but I did sign up for Lara’s online workshop. Better for the budget; baby steps!

  6. I would love to attend this workshop! Please let me know if you have any available space. Thank you!

  7. HI Bea!
    My first visit….. Love your blog, came by way of Julie’s blog. We have been blog buddies for a while. I can’t wait to find the time to go through this…. I run my own design business so sometimes I don’t have the time……..Love to add you to my blog roll….. Could use some camera instruction on this myself…..!!!!!!!!Glad it filled up so quickly. Maryanne 😉

  8. Thank you everyone. Merci à tous/toutes. We hope to make this an annual event, so we’ll be sure to keep you informed. On espère bien que cela se referra, et pourquoi pas de façon annuelle. On vous tiendra au courant.

  9. Thanks for all your delicious recipes and pictures.
    This new blog tells me to register for your Food Styling and Photography Workshop at Château Ventenac, May 2012.
    You and your staff know where the this Château Ventenac, is- I don’t
    and I read all I could read and in no place it tells me where it is….in what country- naturally I guessed-
    but still why don’t you explain where it is right there on the front page of your blog..and just don’t assume I know.
    . where can we go to see pictures and history of this chateau…
    if I am to go to France -I suppose I fly to Paris-how do I get to this chateau –how far is it from Paris. etc.
    All this information in a short paragraph right under the title on the first page would be appreciated.
    Sorry you may have explained all this in an older blog but I miss many so I am not au curant,
    Chef and Caterer Frank

  10. Hello,

    I’m just dropping you a note to say I’m a huge fan of your website. My husband and I would have loved to come to your workshop, but I had ankle surgery a few weeks ago and its going to be a long heal. I hope the workshop is successful enough that you will do it again next year.

    How wonderfully validating to have sold out in a matter of just a few hours! Good for you.
    Warm regards,

    Karen Helouin
    Tucson, AZ

  11. Thanks so much Karen. We will surely let you know. Be well and have your ankle heal soon! Hopefully another time then!

  12. This sounds so amazing. Any chance you will hold another workshop in July or August?

    Thank you so much!

  13. Amazing! I’ve been reading your blog for I think 2 years now- and I love your photography and the things you cook, and I always get lost in your travel posts. I hope you do this again next year- and that you post pictures of the event this year!

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  15. I would love to have taken part in a course like this, the skills you must learn would be fantastic. I love the images of the fresh vegetables; the colours are fantastic!

  16. hi, im from argentina, do you have work shop of food stylist online??

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  18. Hi my name is Marce and from Mexico, i am very interested on this workshop i study culinary arts here in mexico and i love food styling.
    I’ll wait for you answer.
    Thank you.

  19. I can see that this work shop could enhance my skills in photography. I will register for sure if only I find this post earlier. Is there any chance that this kind of event will happen again?

  20. There’s actually one (combined to cooking classes) that I currently organize in Sicily in March 2013 with Fabrizia Lanza.

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  22. I’m glad to know Bea that you are planning to organize the same workshop next year. What excites me more is the cooking class. I knew that it would be fun.