Food Plating Done Right

August 24, 2015

Food plating is presenting the food to increase appetite and impress your diners. It’s how you would do in staging real estate.


Food Plating Basics

1. Visualise how you want the plate to look. Finding inspiration from food magazines can help.

2. Keep plating simple by focusing on one ingredient like the meat or fish or fruit. Highlight the main ingredient.

3. Play with color, shapes and texture. Creative cuts of fruits and vegetables for toppings helps make the presentation interesting. Make use of the sauce and garnishes.

4. If you can, ensure the right size of protein, carbohydrates and vegetables when plating. 

Classical Plating


The classical plating technique uses the three basic food items of starch, vegetables and main in a specific arrangement. A simple guide to a classical plating is to think of the plate as the face of a clock.


Now practice your food plating skills and give the Instagram foodies a run for their money.
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