Art Culinaire began showcasing the visual art of talented Chefs more than 20 years ago. There have been other magazines, some websites, numerous newspapers and journals, prior to, and after that.
In the opening days of 2009 Deep Plate quietly quietly launched what is, in my mind’s eye, the best media presentation of the styles and talents of Chefs to come along since then. It focuses on the visual aspect that is first and essential to the dining experience.
As the renowned Careme’ put it, “I want order and taste. A well displayed meal is enhanced one hundred per cent in my eyes.”
The site is presented with subtlety, professionalism, and panache and provides exactly what the sub-title professes, “ Inspiration for Professional Chefs by Professional Chefs”.
Deep Plate’s “about” page explains their mission with the following:
“DEEP PLATE aspires to be an open source of inspiration for professional chefs.
Chefs now have an outlet to continuously present their culinary philosophy in new, creative ways. Chefs are no longer limited to the resources in their current operation.
Innovate and share!
This blog will have multiple purposes:
- to be a tool to practice creative plate presentation through monthly plate composition exercises
- to be a reference for the chef community on plate presentation (e.g. use Search function for particular food presentations)
- to offer exposure to the most innovative chefs in terms of presentation
Every month, participants who register will be sent a plate, platter, bowl or other piece of china at no charge and be asked to submit their creative presentation in photo and word format. There are no rules on type or course to be plated. The resulting submissions will be posted. Submissions will be categorized and made available for future reference.”
By all means check this site out. Professional Chef, or lover of food – you will be impressed !