Importance of Food Presentation
Some people wonder why restaurants are very particular when it comes to food presentation. The philosophy of most chefs defies what others see as plain and boring. They say that cooking is an art thus food presentation plays a vital role in incorporating art, aesthetics, advertising, and appetite all together.
In terms of art, you may say that colour and texture is given attention because it brings a dish to life. Chefs who are responsible for their masterpieces were trained to execute cooking skills such as putting different colours and mixing a variety of textures, which is already an art. Aesthetics is purely on the appearance and since it is food that is concerned, then we can safely assume that beauty attracts the stomach. In other words, the more presentable the food presentation is, the more appetite it is. Advertising is a timeless mind grabbing technique, which is applied in food presentation where the elements found on a dish conveys a message and that message is stored not only in the stomach but in people’s thoughts as well. Overall, appetite is the end product of the whole process of the food presentation because it is essential to consider the effect brought about the presentation.