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We Want Plates is the hilarious Twitter account and website that brings together some of the worst food plating disasters seen in restaurants around the world. We've written about them before on the site and they just keep getting better and better. Seemingly, some chefs just haven't learnt their lesson.
Here, we've collected 39 of the worst food plating ideas ever from We Want Plates – some are a little misguided, some outright bizarre, and others well, possibly illegal, certainly unhygienic. Would you like to eat your breakfast from a dog bowl? No, thought not.
Once you've stopped laughing you'll be sitting there in a state of disbelief, wondering how on earth these chefs thought these food plating ideas would work – that was our reaction at least.
Have you experienced something similar or worse? Let us know over on our Facebook page.
And here's how it should be done: 100+ amazing food plating ideas to try.
Enjoy your fry-up tomorrow morning, but spare a thought for people who still eat off garden tools.— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) October 16, 2015
(Pic: @Bassboy73) pic.twitter.com/CyHGPRtrVy
"How would you like your iced coffee?"— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) November 29, 2016
"Deconstructed and served on a child's book, please."
(Pic: Lyn Nguyen) pic.twitter.com/deBZOZ7JPj
A Sunday roast "with all the trimmings" - Yorkshire pudding, potatoes, parsnips and moss. pic.twitter.com/SCmY3xKx90— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) November 21, 2016
"Chef, we can't keep charging people so much for some bits of fruit on a plate."— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) November 15, 2016
"FETCH THE MUG TREE AND A DRILL."
(Pic: @Aunty_Marianne) pic.twitter.com/63h3uIiuFp
I told the waitress, ripping the piss, that she forgot to give me the brush. Ripping the piss, she brought me one. pic.twitter.com/OoX496S3pW— Ross O'Carroll-Kelly (@RossOCK) March 21, 2016
Life Of Pi, of course.— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) November 6, 2016
(Pic: Jayne Brown) pic.twitter.com/xVUXuDTODY
"Can we have the cheeseboard for dessert, please?"— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) August 7, 2015
(Pic: Laura Geary) pic.twitter.com/eEOqTwnsIQ
"The chicken lacks something, chef."— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) March 20, 2016
"Reproduction medieval sword?"
(Pic: M Graham) pic.twitter.com/LyVs7gwpmH
CHEFS! Stop food sliding onto tables by serving it on non-slip industrial flooring.— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) August 5, 2016
(Pic: Rob Wyborn) pic.twitter.com/VQTsJBksZr
A very Toronto thing that happened tonight: I ordered a Caesar salad and got this. Was told the restaurant doesn't "do cutlery." pic.twitter.com/GDaugBjTlK— Rhiannon Russell (@rhrussell) May 27, 2017
"Chef! We've run out of dessert bowls!"— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) January 25, 2017
"Don't panic, I kept a load of ashtrays after the smoking ban."
(Pic: Jess English) pic.twitter.com/EZUhidXzY4
What fresh hell is this office canteen? My colleague has been served breakfast in a cup pic.twitter.com/fJuQPTjqGW— Andy Roo (@ViewFromEssex) May 10, 2017