Food presentation is just as essential to the success of a dish as its taste and flavour. The way the food looks on the plate is what tempts our eyes and makes us want to taste it. Even something as basic as a Mocktail can be a hit, if presented or garnished well. A good presentation makes the dish more appetising and scrumptious. Here’s how:
Food presentation is art. Presenting a dish is much more than just serving it on a platter. It can make or break a restaurant and it can turn a dinner party into a great success if done right. The platter should look like a canvas: a work of art. Infact, it’s the way of presenting food to guests that defines the USP of a chef’s culinary style. And, yes, it does require some expertise and tricks right from choosing the type of platter to present the dish considering food texture to selecting ingredients to garnish it. Plating the food is like telling a tale where everything matters: colour, arrangement, texture, etc.
Adapt your plate presentation to the occasion. Are you catering for a corporate event, a business meeting or for a kids party – your presentation should be strictly based on the occasion. While presenting for kids make sure to choose fun food presentations that will make them want to eat more.
Garnish or no garnish? This is a crucial aspect while presenting food because there are several foods which look uninteresting without garnish. Added garnishes, at times, bring a pop of colour to the plate.
Matching portion size with plate size is another important aspect of food presentation. A small plate with a big portion will make it look messy and vice versa.
Never serve hot foods on cold plates and the other way around. This is another essential rule of food presentation.
There is a famous saying: “never judge a book by its cover”; but when it comes to food, looks and presentation do matter.
At The Woodrose Club, we make sure to serve our guests the food that tastes great and looks appetising too. For details or banquet bookings, contact us at: 91 9972305352.