9 Ways To Make An Everyday Meal Look Fabulous

Challenge your inner chef and learn 9 easy hacks to make your meals look like a masterpiece.

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Created by Three
On Jun 28, 2015
1

First of all: set the table properly

Because there's nothing better than having knifes and forks in the right places.

2

The odder the better

Placing food in even numbers looks strange on a plate. Always put 3 or 5 pieces of food on a plate, as opposed to 2 or 4.

3

Keep it simple, limit the portion size

Fill only two thirds of the plate with food. This will create contrast with the empty part of the plate.

4

Use a white backdrop

Everything looks better using a white backdrop. Use a bright white plate and your food will really stand out. The colors will seem more vibrant and everything will be more appealing.

5

Use an unusual backdrop

Be different, be creative.

6

Play with height (but not too much)

Creating height with foods can make look your dish more interesting, but make sure to keep it simple and not create a tower.

7

It’s all about proportions and following your instincts.

Use sauces, sprouts, and other kinds of garnishes to frame the focal food and remember: make sure the garnishes you use harmonize with the focal food.

8

Create colour and texture contrast

Because there's nothing better than having a combination of soft and crunchy colourful foods on a plate.

9

Create asymmetry

Just like a person's face, asymmetry will make your dish more visually interesting.