Feed the Eyes: Food Presentation

Featuring Maggie Beer with:
Amanda Orchard – Chef, Maggie Beer Foundation

Module Description:

Food presentation is an essential aspect of meal enjoyment. From the colours, contrasts and textures to how the ingredients have been arranged on the plate – a person’s first impression of a meal will have a huge impact on the amount of food they consume and whether they enjoy the experience of eating it.

Food presentation skills enable staff to plate and present any meal in the most appealing and appetising way possible. It is important to present every meal beautifully throughout the day and to make an extra effort to lift the presentation of texture modified meals. In serving meals that feed the eye as well as all the senses you will be boosting meal satisfaction, increasing food consumption and nutrition intake, resulting in happier and healthier residents.

In this module:

  • We discuss the importance of food presentation and how integral it is to the enjoyment of a meal
  • We demonstrate presentation ideas and techniques for regular and texture modified dishes
  • And we share strategies to enable staff to improve their food presentation skills

Learning Outcomes

When you have completed this course, you should be able to:

  •  Explain why food presentation for sensory engagement is so important
  •  Demonstrate ways to present meals simply and effectively
  •  Demonstrate ways to present texture modified meals
  •  Describe how garnishes can be used to enhance
  •   visual appeal and flavour.



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The Nitty Gritty

  • Duration & Cost

    All of the modules are designed to contain approximately 30 minutes of high quality content plus a self assessment check which could take another 10 to 15 minutes.

    The cost per module is free.

  • What do I get?

    These online training modules are designed to provide important practical skills that will help cooks and chefs provide wholesome, tasty foods for older Australians. On successfully completing each module you will receive:

    - MBF certificate
    - PDF download of key learning
    - MBF recipes presented in each module
    - Enrolment in the MBF Community Forum which encourages sharing of knowledge, answers to questions and access to experts
    - Ongoing access to recipes, newsletters and access to Maggie's expertise

  • Can I do it any time?

    Yes, once you have registered for a module you will be able to complete it at any time.

  • What happens after I complete the course?

    After completion, you will gain access to the MBF Community Forum, a place where you'll have the chance to ask any questions you might have and gain access to ongoing recipes created by the Maggie Beer team and expert chefs.

  • Ask Questions

    Once you've completed the course, you'll gain access to the MBF Community Forum where you'll be able to ask any outstanding questions to experts.

  • Learning Resources

    You will have access to the module PDFs and by enrolling in the MBF Community Forum, ongoing access to recipes, newsletters and Maggie's expertise.

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