What unique items do you guys use to plate on?

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  1. braising cows

    braising cows

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    So we're looking to change up some of our presentations and we're all brainstorming ideas so I was curious if any of you had any unique pieces that you plate food on. I have seen things like bread cutting boards, slate plates, unglazed tiles from home depot and other stones from old countertop and things of that nature but anything you guys have to offer to broaden my horizons would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. chefchadnyc

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    If you're looking at the possibility of buying custom made, you should look into platters from a new york city based company - Pinch Food Design.  Google them, they are good.
     
  3. michaelga

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    Check with your local health dept.

    I know one place I worked at they spent a fortune getting some really cool presentation platters made of stone, wood, clear water filled hollow plastic plates and double layer cast iron sizzlers with fondue fuel in the bottom (just enough to make some heat and flame).

    Made for an amazing elemental themed presentation.    

    All except for the cast iron where found to be 'unacceptable' and even then the cast iron could not burn any fuel except plain alcohol as it 'might' have contact with the food and thus contaminate it.   Plain old booze though was too dangerous as it could slosh while ignited.

    They saw maybe 3 services before the local authorities showed up and shut it down.
     
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  4. arugula

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    There's these guys in Montreal that use a bunch of cool and funky things to plate on. There one dish was oysters on antique radios. Thought it is pretty original. If uou want to look them up they have a cook book. Its called Joe Beef.
     
  5. pirate-chef

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    lucky here you can get away with plating on rocks stones wooden plates cutting boards etc basically as long as you can sanatize it in the dishwasher.