Learn about the types of people who become food stylists. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a food stylist. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More women than men are interested in becoming food stylists at a ratio of 1.55 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

92% of food stylists are female and 8% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a food stylist and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a food stylist and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a food stylist than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of food stylists are White, making up 61% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, making up 13% and 9% respectively.