Thackerys Cookery School.



Located in the East Sussex county town of Lewes - Thackerys is a cookery school based in an open-plan converted 350 year old home. With a rich background as a classically trained chef - owner, Graham has a hands-on approach to teaching groups of up to four; with the students having a bespoke menu created around their own tastes and needs.

Having worked with Graham to produce a content library in 2016 for his website that was created with Capture Collect sister company, Studio S&H - Hikaru was briefed to work with Graham to produce an in-depth brief and call sheet for a still life food photography shoot. This was to be used on their website, on social, and for digital advertising for Christmas bookings.



Having previously partnered with Thackerys and knowing their brand story, Hikaru started by working with Graham to develop a baseline for the recipes he wanted captured. From here, produced mood-boards and sketched concepts, before producing an in-depth call sheet - covering each shot and it’s styling.

Using the in-house prop and background archive - additional props were locally sourced ahead of the shoot date; allowing Graham and Hikaru to seamlessly work through the call sheet - producing delicious food and capturing the shots from the call sheet whilst at the studio.

Hikaru Funnell