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  • Dual micro-serrations on handle provide greater control and accuracy while plating dishes
  • Deep well bowl provides greater capacity than standard spoon
  • Slightly tapered bowl allows for better direction and flow of liquid ingredients
  • Sturdy 18/8 stainless steel construction with a satin finish on the handle to hide wear
  • Ideal for use with sauces and dressings or making a quenelle
UPC Code: 765301908614
Basic Food Plating Techniques

Basic Food Plating Techniques

A variety of plating tools are available, but let's start basic. Gather a brush, a piping bag, a saucier spoon, a few squeeze bottles, and a set of precision tongs. Next, pick a plate shape to work with. In this classic example, we'll use a square plate. Use the bag to pipe the mashed potatoes onto the plate, and with the precision tongs, carefully stack the carrots and add the garnish. Set the steak on the bottom portion of the plate, making sure that the starch (the potatoes) are placed within the 9 to 12 o'clock zone, the vegetables (the carrots) are within the 12 to 3 o'clock zone, and the protein (the steak) between 3 and 9 o'clock. Apply the garnish on the steak using the precision tongs, and then use the saucier spoon to add the demi-glace. Finally, wipe the edges to ensure a clean, elegant presentation. Now, let's try plating free form. With the piping bag, again pipe the potatoes, but this time create several dollops of varying sizes across the plate. Slice the fillet and plate the slices at interesting, artistic angles. With the saucier spoon, spread small piles of Lima beans and peas between the other dishes. Prop up a couple carrots along a steak slice, and then try setting a few apart from the already plated food. Next. with a plastic squeeze bottle, add dollops of pea puree onto the plate (and maybe even on the steak). Then, apply dollops of a demi-glace with a second squeeze bottle. Use the precision tongs to plate a garnish, and don't forget to wipe the edges of the plate when finished! Now let's consider landscape plating. Dollop the pea puree on the plate, and then with the brush, swipe across the puree, spreading it across the plate's surface. With the piping bag, pipe the potatoes on the edge of the puree, placing the carrots diagonally beside the starch using the precision tongs. Add several layers of carrots, creating a small tower. Next, use the tongs to lean the filet across the carrots and potatoes. Sprinkle Lima beans and peas on the plate's remaining surface, and then drizzle the demi-glace around the food in arches. Finally, gently place the garnish on top of the food with tongs. Wipe the edges of the plate. You've now learned the basic plating techniques, so have fun taking the presentation of your meals to the next level!

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Amp up the presentation of your meals by mastering three basic food plating techniques! Though artistic and impressive, plating does not need to be difficult. In less than 2 minutes, you can learn the need-to-know basics, and start adding flair to your food! This video shows you how.

Mercer Culinary Plating Tools

Mercer Culinary Plating Tools

Mercer Culinary plating tools are leading the movement in plating. These silicone plating tools include easy-to-use brushes and wedges specifically designed for the chef to have ultimate control. Mercer Culinary offers multiple tongs, including: precision, fine point, offset, curved tip, and straight. Spoons can be solid, slotted, or saucier. An offset spatula is also available.

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Offering brushes, wedges, tongs, spoons, and spatulas, Mercer Culinary allows you to dress your plates in an eye-catching way, ensuring the ultimate dining experience for your guests. Watch this video to see these tools in action!

Mercer Culinary M35138 Specs
Length 9 Inches
Capacity 1.3 oz.
Color Silver
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Material Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Type 18/8
Style Solid
Type Spoons
Usage Plating Tools

Mercer Culinary M35138 Details

Achieve perfect pouring precision with this Mercer Culinary M35138 1.3 oz. solid bowl 9" plating spoon! Use it to drizzle and garnish sauces, dressings, and oils over main courses or desserts. Unlike a standard solid serving spoon, this quenelle spoon is specifically designed with a deep well to provide greater capacity when saucing your dish. The tapered style of the bowl also allows for desired direction and easily controls the flow of your ingredient to ensure you don't end up with too much or too little. This rocher spoon allows you to easily make a one-handed quenelle to improve the plating presentation of soft, smooth foods like ice cream, whipped butter, soft paté, and ganache.

Made of sturdy 18/8 stainless steel, it features an attractive satin finish on the handle to protect from wear. As an added benefit, the dual micro-serrations on the spoon's handle improve the spoon's stability and control while in use and is designed with ideal balance for optimal control. No matter what style dish you're serving, this thoughtfully crafted quenelle spoon will allow you to take your plating to the next level!

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 9"
Capacity: 1.3 oz.

  • Dishwasher Safe

    Dishwasher Safe

    This item can safely be cleaned in a commercial dishwasher.

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Overall User Rating: Mercer Culinary M35138 1.3 oz. Stainless Steel Solid Bowl 9" Plating Spoon

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First off the quality is great if you want a spoon that will last a long time this is great very good for gravy’s or mash potatoes serving


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