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Serving Dishes in your Food Truck: 7 Tips!

Posted on 10/04/2021 by Redactie

How important is the presentation of a dish? Very important! We eat with multiple senses, so not only with taste. Eating a dish is a whole experience, it's about the taste, the smell, how it feels, and even how it looks! Nowadays, presentation is more important than ever before. We live in an age of Instagram and Facebook. A well-served dish is spread across Social Media channels. Foodtruckbooking.com lists several tips that will help you serve dishes as beautiful as a chef

  • 1. USE THE RIGHT DINNERWARE

    Using the right plates and bowls is the first thing you should pay attention to! It looks very strange if you serve spaghetti on a plate that is way too small, or the other way around; a tiny bruschetta sandwich on a huge plate. Also, try to be creative with the type of plates and bowls. For an amuse-bouche, you can use a small glass or plate. You can also serve several small dishes on an oblong plate. This provides variety and also looks chic! Finally, you should not only pay attention to the right shape of the tableware, but the color is also very important! For example, it is better not to use colors that look distasteful, such as blue or orange, and you should choose a color that does not appear in your dish!

    1. USE THE RIGHT DINNERWARE
  • 2. CREATE DIFFERENCES IN HEIGHT

    When you eat at a restaurant, you often feel like a work of art is being served. The secret? Layering ingredients not next to each other but on top of each other! Work with layers and make sure you build your dishes up in height. This immediately makes your dish more interesting, and it creates height and depth on your plate! For example, you can serve meat and fish dishes on a bed of lettuce. You can also add toppings to your plate or pour a delicious sauce over your meat.

  • 3. USE DIFFERENT COLORS

    Use different colors for your dishes! You should also pay attention to the contrast of the different colors. Red tomatoes contrast very well with a fresh green salad. Or eggplant with a dash of yellow bell pepper. If you know that you will be preparing dishes of the same color, try adding vegetables of a different color. Finally, it's best to use bold colors. Think about carrots or red cabbage. These colors literally splash off your plate and attract all the attention!

  • 4. USE GARNISH

    Using garnishes as decorations can take your dishes to the next level very quickly! Whether using herbs, sauce, or spices, make sure your garnish is edible. In addition, use garnishes that pick up and enhance the flavor of the dish. In addition to herbs or spices, such as dill or basil, you can also finish a dish with a sauce or other liquid. You can pour these liquids in a curl or spiral form over your dish. For example, you can use spring onion as a garnish for a soup, but you can also add a dash of cooking cream. This way, a simple soup quickly looks Instagrammable. Be creative and use garnishes that are not obvious!

    4. USE GARNISH
  • 5. PAY ATTENTION TO THE TEXTURE

    A plate with different types of textures looks much more appealing. For example, a plate with only crunchy and toasted ingredients looks much less appetizing than a plate with something toasted, something soft, and just something creamy. You can quickly improve a dish by throwing something crunchy, like walnuts, or something soft, like cheese, on top. As a benchmark, keep in mind that there should be three different types of textures on your plate!

  • 6. USE ODD NUMBERS

    It may sound a little silly, but odd numbers are more visually appealing than even numbers! For example, it's better to put five tomatoes on your pasta than four or six, or better to put nine oysters in a bowl than ten. For numbers more than ten, it doesn't matter if you use an odd or even number.

    7.EXPERIMENT!

    The final and perhaps most important tip is to experiment. Practice makes perfect! Experiment with different flavors, spices, cutting techniques, dishes, and even photo techniques. And maybe you'll be posting an instagrammable post soon

    6. USE ODD NUMBERS
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