Foodservices: Do not Crowd the Plate!

Published on April 12, 2021
Foodservices: Do not Crowd the Plate!

Eating is about perception – seeing too little or too much food on a plate can put someone off their meal. Part of the art of meal presentation is the crockery used and how food is arranged. There are simple techniques which can be used to enhance plate presentation.  

Impact of Meal Presentation in Aged Care

Making every mouthful count is essential for our elderly to maintain good nutrition. Simple strategies to promote healthy eating habits include ensuring meals are appropriately sized meals and food utensils such as plates, bowls, dishes, and cutlery are visually appealing. Traditionally in aged care homes, white crockery is used. However, festive events and occasions are a great opportunity to mix and match crockery of different colours and shapes to bring a meal alive. Finally, the art of positioning food on a plate to make the meal pop and appear visually appetising is another way to promote food intake. As the saying goes, we eat with our eyes.

At Procurement Australasia, we understand that often aged-care kitchens are plating up a whole dining room in a short period of time. Meal presentation is more than just putting food onto a plate.

Procurement Australasia is pleased to invite you to our FREE Foodservices Webinar which will examine meal presentation, the science behind how to present meals and provide practical demonstration techniques and quick solutions.

What you will learn:

  • Quick presentation ideas and tips which can be used in any foodservices to improve meal presentation
  • How to use plates and crockery to improve presentation 
  • Presentation balance on how a small change makes a huge difference, and it all starts with menu planning
  • Presentation techniques, tools, colour, height, and creative ways to achieve five-star meal presentation
Join our FREE Aged Care Webinar – “Five Star Food Presentation
When:  April 15 (2.00 pm – 3.30 pm AEDT)

Procurement Australasia’s Foodservice Ambassador, Dr Karen Abbey will be hosting a FREE webinar specifically catered to the issues faced by the Aged Care sector.

To register, click here.


Blog written by Dr Karen Abbey – Procurement Australasia Foodservice Ambassador

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