Search

Foodstyling.
Tips and tricks for stylish plating.

Every child knows the phrase “You eat with your eyes!” It is obvious that this is more than just empty words. Dishes simply taste much better if they are plated in an appetizing way.
How does this work?
Here are some tips and tricks on how to properly plate dishes.

The golden rule is:

It is not just about art, but about eating.

You should be able to eat a dish with a knife and fork without any problems and everything on the plate must be edible. Hot dishes must be properly served hot and cold dishes must be properly served cold – there is no in between. So preheat plates and plate on a warm surface.

Image

The edge of the plate is off limits.

You cannot go wrong with simple crockery – clear shapes and neutral colours; ideally white. Plates and cutlery must be absolutely clean - this also applies to the edge of the plate and any smudges of sauce.

Image

Less is more.

Serve small portions and add some more if required. Nobody wants to be intimidated by a monster portion for the entrée or main course.

Image

High piles are good – the world is three-dimensional.

It can look chic if the food is not simply placed flat on the plate, but rather at a height. The spaghetti can look nice rolled into a tower with a fork and topped with a parmesan chip. Boiled rice is filled into a cup, positioned upside down on the plate and garnished with fresh sprouts. Et voilà!

Image

Laying roads.

By “road”, we mean in this case, that the plated ingredients are arranged on the plate as if pulled by a string. There is also the option of brushing a trail of purée or sauce on the plate and plating on top.

Image

Play with shapes
Cut out melon in balls, cut polenta into triangles, halve rolled foods such as spring rolls, pancakes or burritos diagonally and thus present the inside – there are no limits to the imagination.

Decorate with sauce and edible herbs and flowers
Properly distributed and professionally messy – the adorned plate is ready.

Seeing is believing.
Come cook with us.

Learn more at a free event near you.

More
Image

Contact

For additional information, please contact us at:

(888) 320-7274 Callback service Contact us
Image

ChefLine

If you have any application questions, you can call upon the experience of our RATIONAL master chefs 365 days a year.

866-306-CHEF (2433) Contact us
Image

You will find your RATIONAL dealer in its vicinity when you either type in your postal code or your city.

Please enter your location:

Search
Image

Service

Our professional and responsive network of RATIONAL Service Partners are here to support you. Find your local RATIONAL Service Partner:

Search
Contact us