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Plating Ideas That Seemed Great At First But Were NOT

 Aesthetics and plating are as important a part of any fine dining experience as the food itself. Creativity plays a major role in this, of course, ensuring the colors of each dish are perfectly paired and laid out gloriously for the eater. Unfortunately, a colorful and unique idea does not necessarily make a good plate. Instead of giving customers a wow-worthy meal, you may instead leave them baffled and quite possibly unsure of how to eat, as was the case with these hilarious failed attempts at out-of-the-box plating.


1. “Yes, hi. I’d like your largest shovel of fried rice, please.” 

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, shovel of fried rice

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2. “A drink to wash it down, sir? Perhaps, a bucket of coke?” 

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, mini bucket of coke

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3. Chef Tip #397: When your dishwasher unexpectedly encounters a problem, use rocks 

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, bread and butter served on rocks

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4. Ice cream on a slate, with a powdered sugar stencil of a fork... but no fork? 

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, ice cream on a slate

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5. This Moka pot seemed like a great idea until the sound of the metal scraping on the bottom deafened us all

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, tiramisu in a metal moka pot

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6. Just hanging the empanadas out to dry

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, empanadas hanging on a clothesline with pins

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7. When a dog cafe takes itself literally 

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, food served in a dog bowl

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8. “The guy sitting in front of me looks just like a burger…”

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, burger served in a mini chair

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9. Serving lobster roll with a message on the importance of recycling 

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, lobster roll on a can

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10. And speaking of recycling...

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, bread and sauce served in an egg carton

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11. I see your sauce carton and raise you one breakfast carton

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, breakfast in an egg carton

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12. Cheesecake on a stool. No further words required 

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, cheesecake on a stool

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13. “They did not give me the combination… Do I have to pay for this?”

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, locked box with food

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14. When someone reaches for that first drumstick, things are going to get very messy

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, inverted umbrella food stand

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15. Straight from the stove to your stomach

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, saucepan used as plate

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16. This is a very bulky contraption for a few sausages

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, large stand with rocks as a weight and meat hooks for sausages

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17. This picnic needs no blanket 

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, sandwich and snacks on platter of grass

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18. What’s better than a beer glass of cream of chicken soup? 

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, cream of chicken soup and sandwich served in a mug

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19. Oh, I know. A glass of caesar salad! 

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, Caesar salad served in a wine glass

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20. Just when you need them, all the glasses disappear

Hilariously creative replacements for plates, juice served with a straw in a juicer

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If these wacky plates made you smile, then be sure to share them! 

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