How do food stylists work with photographers?

Currently I don’t [work with stylists] because a lot of what I’ve been shooting lately is on location, and I have very limited time to style and shoot. I generally give some direction to the chef preparing the dish and then do some quick styling myself. Though, food stylists are truly invaluable! On magazine shoots, the stylist is responsible for getting all the ingredients, preparing and cooking all the food, and then styling it for the photos. It’s a pretty intense job.