Food Plating & Presentation Basics

Food Plating & Presentation Basics

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Chefs labor over their food for countless hours to create a moment of pleasure for their guests. Plate presentation is the final step that showcases their creations. Often taken for granted or left as an afterthought, plate presentation should highlight the quality of the food and preparation techniques while engaging the diner’s senses. Effective plating should be simple enough to execute on a busy night, yet stylish and visually appealing to the guest.

Consider the plate with the eye of a photographer to create a composition that brings the various elements of the dish together in harmony..

A winning plate presentation is rarely achieved on the first try. Imagination, trial-and-error, and brainstorming in a collaborative fashion often help to achieve successful results. Plate presentations begin with the mastering the basic of proper culinary techniques, high-quality food, and plate selections that fit the style of the dish.

(Source: theculinarypro.com)

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