CHARLIE HEY – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

“Sonja is 100% our first choice food stylist. She is an immensely talented, creative chef who can work under pressure to meet a deadline. She is extremely creative in her approach and that coupled with real attention to detail and a wonderfully sunny disposition makes her a great asset on any foodie shoot!”

MON CHERIE – PRODUCTION MANAGER

“We have had the opportunity to work with Sonja on a few jobs. Sonja is a very talented food stylist and easy to work with. A real professional – always produces beautiful work. She works in a great balance to achieve the desired result everyone is happy with. She has worked both in the UK & South Africa. We can highly recommend Sonja and we look forward to working with her on our upcoming projects”

 LONDON BASED PHOTOGRAPHER

“Sonja’s style coupled with true commitment & attention to detail are an asset on any job. She is always a pleasure to work, chilled, friendly & always ready to help or suggest an alternative way if something isn’t working. Even when there is a heavy schedule she is always eager to get the job done to achieve the best possible result. We have worked together for years and in that time she has always been at the top of my list when I have a choice of stylist. I have no hesitation in recommending her, go for it, she is a delight to work!”

MAGGIE BEER – AUSTRALIAN FOOD CELEBRITY

“I so loved working with Sonja I tried to persuade her to come to Australia and work for me. Unfortunately, she is too involved in life in London and South Africa. When in London last May Sonja prepared food for my book launch at Australia House and prepared such exquisite food taking my recipes to another level with her creativity.”

DIANA HENRY – AWARD WINNING FOOD AUTHOR

“Sonja has become very much my right-hand man/woman in the kitchen. After doing several shoots together, we are now two thirds of the way through shooting my new book and I am astounded by her energy, commitment and enthusiasm. She is a real food lover – not just someone who goes through the motions – and will go the extra mile to get great ingredients. She is also a joy to have around – sunny, warm and a very good communicator – and is great at tweaking recipes and bringing her experience to bear on a project. She seems to find it easy to understand someone else’s style of cooking and presenting, and to get a handle on the ‘feel’ of the book you are trying to create. She is way more than just a cook.”

SARAH BIRKS – ART DIRECTOR / OLIVE MAGAZINE

“Sonja’s experience in busy kitchens means she delivers perfect food every time. Period. In these days of ever-increasing shot lists, she is a real asset on a photoshoot as she consistently produces amazing looking food of all genres. Her skills are undeniably invaluable.”

SARAH RANDELL – FOOD DIRECTOR / SAINSBURY MAG

“Sonja is one of our favourite food stylist to use at the magazine – the pics always look sumptuous!”

TRACEY LE ROUX  – GM GRAND DADDY HOTEL

“I was fortunate to work on a consulting project with Sonja where we were tasked to improve various aspects of a hotel kitchen front & back of house. Sonja’s creativity in menu design & execution is inspiring; her passion to ensure her audience is captured by their food experience no matter the dish is evident in the outcome. Sonja played an integral part in implementing a new cost control system for the Food & Beverage team, which ensured close monitoring of portion control which in turn decreased wastage as well as introduced proper ordering practices resulting in favourable financial outcomes. Sonja is patient & calm in the kitchen, she persevered with junior cooks to teach them a new menu and new skills which otherwise they would not have believed they could do. It was a pleasure to work with such a talented Chef whose drive to exceed & push boundaries was an honour to be around.”

LISA DU TOIT – PRODUCER GROUND GLASS 

“I absolutely love working with Sonja!  Apart from her talent and professionalism, she is a joy to have on set.”

RICHARD JUNG – LONDON BASED PHOTOGRAPHER

“I have worked with Sonja on many projects ranging from creative editorial jobs to technically demanding advertising and packaging work. She has a broad range of skills and has never let me down. A real pro.”

DAVID JENKINS – LONDON BASED ART DIRECTOR

“A pure genius! Exciting modern food from one of the best in the business. The spirit of good food styling comes from within, and this lady has passion!”

NICOLE & ROB ELOFF 

“We were fortunate enough to be introduced to Sonja Edridge as we were planning our wedding in South Africa from New York. Without being able to taste her food, we went solely off of her reputation and cuisine choices and what we found in her was beyond exceptional! Sonja put together a team of chefs feeding 30 people everyday for one week as we enjoyed time with our friends and family prior to our wedding day. Not only was her food phenomenal, but the love and attention she gave to us during this very special time will never be forgotten. She catered to all of our food requests and beyond. She was able to accommodate each and every one of our guests, as schedules didn’t always align, without a hitch. There is no one I would recommend more to bring food into your hearts and homes. We only wish she lived closer so that we could be graced with her presence everyday!”

ELIZABETH GALBRAITH / CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BBC FOOD GROUP

“It’s always a relief to know I have Sonja on a shoot. She’s on time, comes fully prepped and is flexible. Most importantly her food always looks great.