ZEN Tableware is fine porcelain tableware brand under management of Indo Porcelain, who has been making quality tableware for over 40 years and is one of Asia’s leading tableware manufacturers today. With choices of Western and Oriental shapes, glazes and decorations – white and colored -; their products have been known for the high standards: elegant designs, high durability, microwave/dishwasher/oven safe,  and Lead & Cadmium free.

What is the definition of good food in your opinion? For us, good food is surely has to be balanced in term of flavors, and supported by attractive and appetizing presentation. That’s why, not only the food has to taste good, plating plays a very important role too in presenting “good” food. Food Plating is considered art, where we have to arrange every components of the dish on the plate with the right composition, usually done by professional chefs to give the appetizing look to their creations. And if you think that such job only belongs to professionals, what if I tell you that everyone including YOU can also do plating like a pro if you have the right equipment such as these beautiful Zen tableware!

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I had never really cared about plating the food until I myself got involved in the cooking process and felt the need to present my creations more beautifully in order to serve it the best way possible. I was surprised that by only choosing the right plate or container for the food, the actual presentation can change a lot and becomes so much more appetizing. That’s when I started collecting various tableware for my family and it turns out that I didn’t need to be a skilled/trained chef to make my own cooking looks like it comes from a recipe book!

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Now here is the highlight of this post: Whether you are a foodie or food enthusiast, a trained chef or food stylist, housewife or a mother, chef-wannabe or just people who love plating in general, let’s join the Zen Food Plating Competition sponsored by Zen Tableware & ACMI (Aku Cinta Masakan Indonesia) and get the chance to win so many prizes provided!

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The Zen Food Plating Competition is currently happening, and here is what you need to know about it!

  • Valid for WNI (Indonesian citizens) aged 17-55 years old, divided into 2 categories: Professional (hospitality workers like chefs, servers, etc) & Non Professional (housewives, students, basically anyone).
  • You can join by posting your 2 food plating photos on your Instagram and Facebook accounts, including 1 main course and 1 dessert (individual portion), tell short story about them and share the recipes.
  • The food has to be Indonesian food. For the main course, the carb part has to be Nasi Tumpeng Mini (mini cone-shaped rice), while you can go as creative as you like with the side dishes.
  • For other technical requirements like hashtags and others, you can check this link for the complete rules.

The first stage of the competition will be rounded up through social media (Instagram & Facebook) from all valid entries submitted from 31 October to 20 November 2017. The social media winners will then meet in the finals on 9 December 2017 in Function Hall Verde Apartment, Kuningan, Jakarta.

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And of course, no competition is attractive without prize! I must tell you that the prizes are very promising, from a total cash of IDR 17.5 million, Zen tableware products, so many vouchers, and you can win the chance to get private cooking class by culinary expert Chef William Wongso, who is the official brand ambassador of the Zen tableware, woohoo! 

All I can say is, if you have passion in cooking or culinary in general and have interest on the food plating (or the prizes), wait no more and upload your entries now! GOOD LUCK!!

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