Food Writing

Learn the art of sizzling sentences and delicious description.

This course is ideal for: Foodies, bloggers, Instagrammers, keen home cooks and freelance writers who want to write about food in original ways.

You will learn:
How to combine your love of food, cooking and writing
How to write delicious reviews and recipes
Which phrases to use, and which to avoid
A guide on how to break into the industry
And much more

“This course exceeded my expectations. It reinforced my plan to change career; it feels more achievable after completing this course. It’s great, practical content. Fabulous tutors. Affordable courses. I’ll be back for more!”
– Catherine Boucher, Food Writing graduate

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Key information
Key information:
This is an online tutor-led Zoom course
Duration 1 This is an online tutor-led Zoom course

Starts:
Tuesday 15 October 2024

Starts:
Tuesday 15 October 2024

Duration:
5 Tuesday evenings
6.30–8.30pm (Syd/Mel time)

Duration:
5 Tuesday evenings
6.30–8.30pm (Syd/Mel time)


$495
Can’t make this one? Just fill out this form and we’ll be in touch when there’s a course date that suits you.

Snap crackle pop…

  • Do you delight in discussing a dinner, reciting a recipe, or Instagramming your breakfast?
  • Is “winning the wooden spoon” a good thing in your world?
  • Want to get published or make your blog or insta feed more appetising?
  • Do you know the difference between an aubergine and an eggplant?
  • Do you want to document your family's recipes?
  • Discover how to turn your passion into a paying profession or profitable pastime!

The world of food writing is actually very similar to the art of making the dishes themselves – both involve discipline, creativity and plenty of flavour. And just like the globe’s finest chefs, if you want to be the best, you’ll need a few secret ingredients and a strong technique.

That’s where the Australian Writers’ Centre can help. You see, writing about food is one thing, but turning it into a paid pursuit is all about knowing how to chop, dice, mix and blend your way to communication that crackles and sentences that sizzle.

Step up to the plate

During this Online Live course, you’ll learn how to translate a meal or a recipe into an equally delicious paragraph. Your reader can’t be there with you in the kitchen or the restaurant, but your job is to make them feel as though they are. And when you’re done with the creating, we will show you how to plate up your articles to catch the eye of editors and readers alike.

Your instructor is experienced freelance food writer Carli Ratcliff, whose writing has long appeared in newspapers, magazines, food guides and websites including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, BBC Good Food, Vogue Living and Monocle. With Carli’s guidance, you’ll get a feel for the industry and how to tickle its tastebuds.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to communicate what you taste/eat to audiences
  • Structuring your articles so they don’t collapse like a bad soufflé
  • How to write riveting food reviews (without a single cravat in sight…)
  • The ingredients and method to writing great recipes
  • Securing fresh, juicy quotes in interviews
  • How to combine your love of food with a taste for travel
  • How and where to get your work published
  • How to bring your food writing career to the boil – either as a full-time gig or profitable hobby

And so MUCH more!

Cheque please…

By the end of the course, you’ll be looking at food in a whole new light. Your new-found confidence could land you glossy gigs reviewing at the likes of Gourmet Traveller, Good Food or Delicious. Or it could make your blog or Insta feed the hottest food content in town, whisking you away to destinations near and far! (They might even make a movie about you starring Meryl Streep, but we can’t make any guarantees.) Writing for love and writing for money – just like an eggplant and an aubergine, there is no difference.

Learn Online Live with Carli Ratcliff

In this unique course, you will spend five evenings with freelance food writer Carli Ratcliff.

Carli will equip you with practical skills to combine your love of food, cooking and writing into a paid pursuit.

With our Online Live courses, you participate online from the comfort of your own home in a live Zoom video-based classroom. Carli and your classmates are right there with you in real time as you learn the essential elements of Food Writing.

“I now have great direction on what I need to do next! This course gives insider information and exposure to the food world.”

– Angela Palermo

The AWC methodology

AWC has a proven framework that will lead you step-by-step on how to write articles that will get published. Countless students have followed this framework and turned their story ideas into paid articles – some students have even transitioned to becoming full-time writers. AWC’s methodology is not available ANYWHERE else and provides you with templates on how to structure your articles and guidelines on how to approach editors (right down to the exact words you should include in your emails). You will get results.

Enjoy exclusive access to our AWC Graduates’ Club

Want to know where all the cool kids hang out? The Graduates’ Club of course! Now, calm down – there are no cigars, leather armchairs or loud ticking grandfather clocks here. But it IS exclusive invitation only (on completion of a course) and it’s free! Meet other writers online and share successes, seek help or just get something off your chest. Many students believe this ‘legacy learning’ is one of the most valuable things about our AWC community, and who are we to argue? So if you want to receive feedback, support and a heads-up on opportunities … join the Club!

Key information
Key information:
This is an online tutor-led Zoom course
Duration 1 This is an online tutor-led Zoom course

Starts:
Tuesday 15 October 2024

Starts:
Tuesday 15 October 2024

Duration:
5 Tuesday evenings
6.30–8.30pm (Syd/Mel time)

Duration:
5 Tuesday evenings
6.30–8.30pm (Syd/Mel time)


$495
Can’t make this one? Just fill out this form and we’ll be in touch when there’s a course date that suits you.

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