You’re now equipped with the ultimate guide to professional food presentation. But be aware: this list is not intended to be a rule book. You don’t need to do all these things to present your food professionally.
What I have done is give you options that encourage you to play to your strengths. If you don’t trust your hand and feel like sauce bottles dots will end up resembling giant puddles, then step away from the sauce bottle.
If you were never any good at building with blocks because you don’t have an inner engineer, don’t focus too much on height.
But if you are a rock star with choosing colour palettes, focus time and energy on colour.
If you are known for choosing soothing jazz to create a relaxed dinner party vibe, focus on using music to complement your food choices and courses.
Remember, dinner parties are for fun, laughter and great conversation. So even if your food presentation isn’t perfect, you will have presented an opportunity for conversation, and maybe even a giggle or two.
I’d love to hear about your experiences with food presentation. What works for you? What will you never try again? What tips do you have for the home.cook.love community?
And if you found this post helpful, share it on your socials so your friends can learn too. After all, you just may benefit next time you’re a guest at their dinner party!