Believe it or not, we “eat” in more ways than one. Before we eat with our mouths, we eat with our eyes. Visual appeal is just as important as the tasting experience of the food. Before you even take that first bite, you’ve already judged the meal in front of you. The presentation of the plating makes an impression, even a promise, with the viewer.
If the foodie is intrigued by the food, the artistic plating has done its job. If it looks good, you’re gonna wanna have it. Food presentation is just as essential to the success of a dish as its taste and flavour.
So yes, food presentation is important. It can make or break a restaurant and it can turn a dinner party into a great success if done right.
No matter how delicious a dish may be, if it is served on a dirty plate, you will definitely not be tempted to taste it. Make sure all plates are sparkling clean.
Adapt your plate presentation to the occasion. If you are preparing a kids party, choose fun food presentations that will make them want to eat. They prefer “fun” designs rather than serious and traditional presentations.
Food presentation is all about timing. There is no point in offering your guests a fancy dish if it is served cold, when it was supposed to be served hot. So spend just enough time plating your dish.
Garnish or no garnish? That is a crucial question when it comes to food presentation. There are foods that would look uninteresting without garnish.
Matching portion size with plate size is another important aspect of food presentation.
So, use these ways to make sure your presentation is as good as it’s taste.