Recently we had a class in culinary school where we had to cook chicken in any of our style with limited list of ingredients...and many cooked their own plate of chicken and side dishes to go with it.. now many cooked french style to impress the classic french chef, while others made tons of swipes of sauces on plates and brought their own exotic produce to impress the chef ..all their plates looked much fancier than mine. i just cooked some chicken tikka masala with improvised recipe (using veg puree and veal stock and own blend of aromatics) and got tons of compliments. i was disappointed that none of my classmates dishes tasted good..veggies were undercooked, underseasoned, batter fried veggies were greasy and drowning in oil and chickens were overcooked, risotto was a mushy cake. do u guys think this excess focus on plating with swipes of sauces and ruining the culture of cooking? every 20 something kids roaming around with those tweezers and plating tools.