OMG! Two posts in one week!
So, a catering outfit asked me to do a very small, no budget food shoot for them. No stylist. Just me and the chef. I put up the set and the lighting. He cooked and brought me the plate to photograph. All I needed to do was turn the plate and look for what I thought was the best side. Some appetizers, some mains, and then some desserts. Simple and economical for the client.