Beatrice Peltre | Photography + Styling Winter Foods | Lake Memphremagog, Quebec | March 20-24, 2014

Beatrice Peltre  |  Photographing + Styling Winter Foods |  Lake Memphremagog, Quebec, Canada  |  March 20-24, 2014


Think early spring Quebec in the Eastern Townships, think maple sugar time, a Victorian mansion on Lake Memphremagog, a snow shoe picnic in Parc National du Mont Orford and a chance to learn about styling and photographing “winter” food like raclette or fondue savoyarde.  Think what it would be like to learn about and savour the food of Quebec made for you by a special chef – Alison Bell who has her Master’s Degree in Gastronomy.

This 3 day workshop with Béatrice Peltre, in the small town of Georgeville, Quebec will have an emphasis on styling shots for entertaining, outdoor snow picnics and a visit to learn about the making of maple syrup at a sugar house or cabane à sucre.

If you are interested in learning about food styling and photography while spending time learning about the foods of Quebec this is your chance. SLR is required with understanding of basic elements of photography such as aperture, exposure, shutter speed. Tripod and a computer with photo imaging software is a plus.

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images:  Bea Peltre

images:  Bea Peltre


Included in this Ace Camp:


  • 3 day workshop with Béatrice Peltre
  • 4 nights at an exclusive lakeside estate (rooms are based on double occupancy)
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners including final night dinner party with cocktails + wine.
  • Snacks + beverages during the workshop
  • Transportation to and from workshop excursions
  • Park Entry Fees
  • Snow shoe rental


Workshop is limited to 10 people.

Fee:  $1995.00 - airfare is not included

Deposit:  $1000.00 - due when place in workshop is confirmed 

Final Payment of $995.00 due February 15, 2014

This Ace Camp is open for registration.

Due to logistics and planning there will be no refunds for this workshop.


BÉATRICE PELTRE -  French-born food stylist and photographer Béatrice Peltre lives in Boston where she writes and photographs food, people, and lifestyle stories. She is the author of the award winning food blog, La Tartine Gourmande, and of the book "La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life" published by Roost Books in February 2012. Her work has been featured in many international newspapers (the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Bon Appétit, and Whole Living) and on TV (Martha Stewart’s show, France 2). She is currently working on her second book, which will be published in the fall 2015.

La Tartine Gourmande / Food Photography + Styling - Beatrice Peltre

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With nearly 100 recipes and charming anecdotes, La Tartine Gourmande takes you on a journey, not only through the meals of the day but around the world, as Béa revisits her inspiration for each dish. Though her style is largely inspired by her native France, you’ll find array of influences as she brings creative twists to classic recipes–all while remaining effortlessly healthful and balanced. The gluten-free recipes use whole grains like quinoa, millet, buckwheat, and nut flours, lending surprising depth of flavour and nutrients, even to desserts. You’ll taste the best of her adventures abroad from Denmark to New Zealand, her childhood in the French countryside, and the simple wholesomeness of her charmed life at home in Boston.




March 20, 2014

Travel day. 

Arrival at house for check-in. You will be sent information regarding transportation from Montreal, Quebec.

7:00pm  Meet + Greet cocktails followed by dinner at the house.

March 21, 2014

Breakfast - 7:30 – 8:30am

9:30am – Introduction to workshop and discussion on the food and adventure in Quebec.  Béa will go over itinerary and discuss the workshop objectives

Lunch - 12:30pm – at the mansion

2:00 – 5:00pm - Food photography and styling demonstration and discussion.  Practice shoots with props and food typical of Quebec.

Dinner - 7:30 – in the formal dining room.

March 22, 2014

Breakfast - 7:30 – 8:30am

9:00am –  Morning discussion and workshop followed by a trip to Parc National du Mont Orford - 30 minutes - to pick up snowshoes.  We will head out to our picnic location and set up for afternoon photo shoot. (You will be asked to bring some props for this event)

Food photography and styling demonstration.

Lunch - 12:30pm – picnic lunch on location

Following outdoor excursion we head directly for dinner at Le Restaurant Fondissimo in Magog - a small community close to the house for a fondue meal. You will have some time to wander around the village.

Individual critiques to follow at mansion upon return.


March 23, 2014

Breakfast - 7:30 – 8:30am

9:00am –  Discussion and photoshoot, prop styling and special tips for shooting on location.

We will drive to an authentic cabane à sucre to learn about the production of maple syrup and participate in the gathering of maple sap.

Lunch at the cabane à sucre - a traditional Quebecois meal prepared by the owners.

Afternoon - drive back to the house for final demonstration and photo shoot

Dinner - 7:30 – Final dinner and good byes.

March 24, 2014


Travel day.

Transportation will be organized once flight arrangements have been submitted.


Nota Bene: This is a prospective itinerary. It is subject to modest modifications, dependent on local weather, new opportunities and the desires of the group.