What principles of emphasis and focal point and composition

It’s often said that we eat with the eyes first and many chefs compose their plates like artists compose a piece. discuss what principles of emphasis and focal point and composition are being used. Use the following Instagram accounts (or find ones like it) and find one or two plates that especially catch your eye. Copy and paste the links or embed screenshots. If you like, instead of using a fine-dining image, you can make a plate of your own instead of or in addition to the Instagram images.


Lauren Ko: https://www.instagram.com/lokokitchen/?hl=en

  • Gourmet Artistry: https://www.instagram.com/gourmetartistry/ (Links to an external site.)
  • The Art of Plating: https://www.instagram.com/theartofplating/ (Links to an external site.)
  • Chef Jacques La Merde: https://www.instagram.com/chefjacqueslamerde/ (Links to an external site.) (this one is a parody account from Toronto Chef Christine Flynn that uses the same principles of fine dining…but with junk food!)