In the world of Culinary Arts there is a mystique around making pastry, cakes, breads, and cookies. The skills and the knowledge of the professional baker and educators dispel the mystique in classrooms and kitchens around the world. Le Cordon Bleu has been an international leader in teaching contemporary patisserie. An extraordinary educational tool they have used is step-by-step visual instructions and showcasing finished culinary masterpieces, made possible through Jim's delicious photography.

Jim has worked internationally with Le Cordon Bleu creating thousands of images for a number of their books. Just as professional bakers are happiest when they're baking and professional educators are happiest when sharing their knowledge, Jim Smith, an extraordinary food photographer, is happiest when he joins these professionals creating timeless images of their classic cuisine.