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Keeping Up Appearances: Today's Perfectly Instagrammable Plate

  • DOUGLAS ELLIMAN Stage at the William Vale 111 North 12th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11249 United States (map)

In an Instagram world, does pretty food make us think it tastes better? That was the title of a Chicago Tribune article highlighting that, while the premise of Instagrammable plates can gimmicky, chefs are definitely taking this idea seriously, knowing that Instagram and visuals can be an incredible source of free marketing for restaurants.

Presentation has always been a key element for chefs executing a dish. More than just visually appealing, taste and quality are paramount, but do we enjoy it more if it looks good? How do chefs keep up with these visual trends in food and are they evolving not only with peoples tastes, but also their visual preferences? Join this panel as they discuss the importance of balancing the visual elements of each dish with incredible flavors in today's visual-first world.

Speakers: Michelle Williams (Coffee and Champagne) and Samantha Wasser (The Sosta, co-founder, BY CHLOE)