The Art Of Plating: 5 Tricks To Make Your Food Have A Great First Impression
Updated : May 11, 2021 17:05 IST
“Do you like what you see?” If your answer is no, then there is a high probability that the taste of the what’s on your plate (however good) isn’t going to change that. First impressions last long enough to influence your experience of the dish as well as recommend it to others.
While preparing good food is a talent, plating that food aesthetically is an art in itself. A lot of times this is ignored but in the age of social media, “Good looks matter”.
Just think about it, if you aren’t tempted to eat the dish by simply looking at a picture of it, why would you give it a second thought?
That’s why we are giving you 5 easy tricks that give your plate an extra edge and make it look appetizing.
Think of the plate as your canvas. Give it different shades and textures by using sauces and syrups. This helps to highlight the different aspects of on your plate. However, don’t go too overboard with them as it might confuse the taster.
Don’t spread too much
You may think that a full plate would look tingle the tastebuds. But that is not the case. If you dish has several elements, don’t spread them on the plate because then none of them will show a relation to each other. Instead, try to give a height to your food by placing something on the base and then adding layers on top. Place your food in the center and clear the edges to give a clean image.
Play with colors. For instance, if your plate is white, then all dark colors will be prominent. In case your dish is a light green, brown, use colors like purple, to catch the eye of people.
for edible garnishing
Just like elements of a painting, every element on your plate should make sense. There should be a reason to place it there. Using edible garnishing as much as possible will make the person eating the food understand of why something is placed there.
The right choice of plate
If it’s a curry, round- shaped serving bowl would be appropriate. If the dish itself has a lot of vibrant colors, opt for a simple white plate. This will enhance the presentation of your food. Black can be use in case your dish has minimal colors, especially when white is dominant.
Try these plating hacks and let us know if they help.