Presenting food involves designing and placing food. Though it may seem a very trivial detail but presenting food is the most important aspect utilized by the catering services. Food presentation is the art of processing, arranging and decorating food in order to enhance its visual appeal and is a skill that has to be mastered.
The artistic placement of food is given thoughtful consideration by all chefs involved in the catering services during the many stages of preparation of food including manner of sewing or tying meat, style of mould which is being used in a poured dish, type of cut used while chopping vegetables or slicing meat to name a few. The prepared food is also decorated and placed in style upon being brought onto the plate and is termed as plating.
Presenting food in an exquisite way
Presenting food so that it’s pleasing to the eye is made possible everywhere ranging from placing simple meals at home to the advertising industry. Food advertisements on billboards, by known food companies, ensure that the food is displayed attractively to draw attention. Catering services also recognize how much more impact a beautifully decorated dinner plate can have than a carelessly placed plate of food.
While plating, the basic rule of thumb is followed with the dish containing the five components – protein placed at 6 o’ clock position, vegetable at 2 o’ clock, starch at 11 o’ clock completed with sauce and garnish.
Presentation appeals taste buds
Even with basic dishes, thoughtful presentation adds flavor to them which is true especially for children who refuse to eat common food such as vegetables if simply placed before them but, will gladly devour the same when it is artfully arranged and brought to them. To get children to eat a balanced diet, without any fuss, food strategy is essential with various colors and textured food made to look pleasing and appealing. It is also the tit bits that are added at the top such as chopped nuts, pickles, herbs or black sesame seeds added on rice that attract them to the food.
While plating the food, catering services in Dubai balance out the colors, tastes and textures. A visually appealing plate also affects a diner’s taste and the way it appears on the plate also determines how it is going to taste. A more pleasing appearance means more anticipation, more satisfaction, and more enjoyment during eating. A better presentation also means that less food is required to make a serving. The arrangement of the food items can also be a guide to the eater for greater impact.
Catering services in Dubai or elsewhere work hard to ensure that the arrangement, color, and portion of foods are in complete harmony when they prepare for events. It is the variety and attention to details that are the guiding principles to serving and presenting the food, which ultimately results in delicious food and marks you as a good cook.