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Introduction to Plating

The importance of food styling to improve the dining experience and the profitability of the dish.

One of our objectives must be to present an appetizing dish, by means of a good plating, without neglecting the good taste of the elaboration.

The sense of sight plays a crucial role in the eating experience, as our brain assesses the appeal and potential nutrition of the food based on what we see. The visual presentation profoundly influences our taste perception.

A well-presented dish undoubtedly tastes better than a poorly presented one. Thus, achieving an appetizing presentation through skillful plating becomes one of our key objectives, without compromising on the quality of taste. Beyond its visual impact, an artfully plated dish has a significant effect on the overall profitability of both the dish and the restaurant.

An aesthetically pleasing plating not only delights the diners but also entices them to photograph and share the experience on social networks, amplifying its reach and impact. The artful presentation thus becomes a powerful marketing tool, contributing to the restaurant’s overall profitability.

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Course Syllabus

Course Content

Chapter 1 - Presentation of the course
Chapter 2 - The keys to good plating: Theory
Chapter 3 - Choice of support
Chapter 4 - Colors and chromatic ranges
Chapter 5 - Volume
Chapter 6 - Textures
Chapter 7 - Food Disposal
Chapter 8 - Trends
Chapter 9 - The Profitability of Plating
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Before you go

Discover the significance of plating and explore key techniques in gastronomic styling to elevate the presentation of your dishes.

What you'll learn

Culinary styling, also known as food styling, is all about creating visually appealing images of food and dishes. Given that we can’t experience the scents and textures through images, the focus lies in captivating our sense of sight and igniting the desire to taste the food.

In this comprehensive online introductory course on plating, you will delve into the five essential keys to masterful plating: selecting the right base, understanding the impact of colors, arranging the food thoughtfully, and appreciating the significance of texture and volume.

Moreover, you will come to recognize how plating plays a pivotal role in enhancing the profitability of both the dish and the restaurant. Striving to present an appetizing dish through impeccable plating should be one of our primary objectives, all while ensuring the taste of the preparation is not compromised.

Who is it for?

This engaging online course caters to both gastronomy professionals and food enthusiasts who relish the art of cooking, aesthetics, and savoring delicious food. It welcomes anyone seeking to elevate the appeal and beauty of their dishes or simply looking to gather creative ideas for exceptional plating.

What you’ll need

  • A camera to take pictures of the before and after of our dishes.
  • The usual kitchen utensils.
  • A variety of supports and crockery at your disposal to experiment and practice plating techniques.

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Very Educational

I enjoyed this course. If I were to negatively critique anything it would be the narrative translation. The voice seems a bit rigid and out of place in certain parts of recording.

Darriel Ambrose

very easy to follow

lessons were very detailed and applicablie.

C.John Prado

ok

ok

Kirill shimanov

just basic .. needs more work

plating was quite nice, but the real thing was missing... How do you plate and serve a customer without sauses? the dishes were fine looking BUT they were not to be served in a restaurant

Constance Yinaryiros

Great introduction

Simple and to the point. A great foundation to build basic plating knowledge from. These simple steps will take your food to another level. Great course!

Stuart Anderson

good

good

Pauline Chan

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Cook & Food styling consultant, trend advisor

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What's included?

  • 1h 55 min HD video
  • 19 lessons
  • Recipes
  • 8 Quizzes
  • Certificate

Available languages

  • Espa√Īol
  • English, Espa√Īol, Italiano (BETA), Fran√ßais (BETA), Portugu√™s (BETA), Deutsch (BETA)
Level
  • Easy

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Darriel Ambrose
Posted 14 hours ago
Very Educational

I enjoyed this course. If I were to negatively critique anything it would be the narrative translation. The voice seems a bit rigid and out of place in certain parts of recording.

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Pauline Chan
Posted 4 weeks ago
good

good

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Tom Langton
Posted 3 months ago
Enjoyable.

Some new theories to put into practice.

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Kirill shimanov
Posted 3 months ago
ok

ok

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Dennis Ujubuonu
Posted 4 months ago
Beauty accompanied with profitability

The instructor had a passion and insight that conveyed the role that beauty can play in both marketability and profitability, which can be achieved through plating. Less is more in odd numbers.

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Ana Bassie
Posted 4 months ago
All was important

Its simple and informal

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Victoria Ryazanova
Posted 4 months ago
Good basic knowledge about plating.

This course provides a brief introduction to plating techniques that everyone can start using right away.

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C.John Prado
Posted 4 months ago
very easy to follow

lessons were very detailed and applicablie.

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Stuart Anderson
Posted 5 months ago
Great introduction

Simple and to the point. A great foundation to build basic plating knowledge from. These simple steps will take your food to another level. Great course!

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Constance Yinaryiros
Posted 5 months ago
just basic .. needs more work

plating was quite nice, but the real thing was missing... How do you plate and serve a customer without sauses? the dishes were fine looking BUT they were not to be served in a restaurant

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