How To Make Catering Plates
Learning how to make catering plates can be a bit intimidating the first time that you give it a try. After all, when you look at a professional catering plate everything is arranged in a way that is both visually appealing and yet easy for those hungry diners to access. If you want to try your hand at making a first class catering tray then have no fear because these instructions will have you up and designing in no time.
Make sure that your food can be presented properly on a tray. Some food just don't lend themselves well to the tray format. You probably cannot tray soups or stews in this manner. Unless, you want to tray the bowls. This can be done, but it may not be your best service option. Always be sure that a tray is what you need. It is best to stick to only one bowl. A dip for the center is fine. Six bowls of soup and what you have is a service tray not a catering plate.
Get the right size plate. The food needs to fit on the plate. Your main concern here is too big, not too small. You can always stack layers on a smaller plate.
- Begin arranging. Usually foods are arranged in a fan shape. Like the slices of a pizza, with each slice being composed of one type of item. If you have a dip or sauce it usually goes in the center. For trays of all one food you can simply make concentric circles with the food.
- Serve. This can be as simple as placing it on a table, or require formal service depending on your event.