They say first impressions count and rightly so. When it comes to food, the presentation is as important as the taste. Presenting the food in a way that makes it visually appealing is an art that chefs learn to master. While it might take time and effort to arrange the food on the plate in a professional manner, it is definitely worth it. So, are you ready to present your food like a pro? Here are 3 tips to get started.
1. Let One Item be the Centre of Attention
Just like an interesting photograph has the focus on a subject, so should your plate, say experts. When you have a single item as the focus, it draws attention and so we recommend that you choose the main dish for the purpose – be it chicken, fish or a sandwich. Once you have your star item in place, the rest of the styling should be about adding to its appeal.
2. Go by the Clock Rule
Wondering what a clock has to do with food presentation? Well, you’ll be surprised to learn that the Clock Rule is an easy trick to style food plates that look inviting. The chefs start with imagining the empty food plate as the face of a clock and then place specific items at pre-defined locations on the “clock face”. For example, you place carbohydrates at 11 o’clock, vegetables at 2 o’clock and the main dish at 6 o’clock.