They always say you eat first with your eyes and no matter how great you are as a cook, bad presentation will scupper the best of dishes before they’ve left the kitchen.
If you’re a home cook, student or you’re working in a professional kitchen, constantly practising your plating and presentation skills is sure to give you an edge.
Step in ChefSteps.com and their great tutorial on plating and serving. It covers the early basics of good mise en place, organising workstations and whether to chill or heat the plate.
The basics are followed by a comprehensive set of video tutorials on all sorts of interesting plating techniques. From the elaborate deconstructed dessert below, to a nice video on how to practice your piping.