I Came For The Food - ask a chef

By: I Came For The Food  09-12-2011
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Add splashes of colour within the dish to make it pop.

Either white or black plates make the food look most presentable—that’s assuming they’re appetizers that are fairly artistic in style, like little stacks of something or it’s been built up, as opposed to a meatball or quiche.

If you’re doing more home-style food like miniature slices of pizza, then you can move into something a little bit more colourful. So if the food’s more casual, like wings or thin slices of pizza, you can get away with using a coloured pattern.

I never ever use peaches or greys or blues as those are not food-friendly bases.

Which plate colours do you use when you’re hosting a party?

“I love making food because I love eating food. I became a chef because I enjoyed the industry and the diversity of the people who work in the industry. It’s just a wonderful amalgamation of people who love what they do.”

I hope that gives you some insight as to why chefs do what they do. Cooking is about more than food, it’s also about skill, craft and passion.

So, as always,

Happy eating!

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