Chefs Who Tried To Be Creative But Just Ruined The Meal

Funny | 7/17/24

They say that making food is an art, and just like artists have Picasso, chefs have proven that food can also be confusing and open interpretation.

The fancier you get, the more odd the presentation of your food is likely to be.

"Ordered A Salami Baguette From The Menu (Must Be DIY?)"

salami and baguette uncut on wooden board
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They might as well have gone to the grocery store and bought the exact same ingredients for a fraction of the price. Not to mention that this would be a very bland baguette. At least at the store, you could also get some mayo, cheese, and tomatoes to make it tasty.

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"They Served My Noodles In An Ice Block"

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Unless this meal came with a warning, I would've at least complained that the noodles came out cold... Plus, the ice is going to melt and water down the broth if you don't eat all the noodles fast enough!

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Curry On A Chopping Board

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Curry on a chopping board with rice in a bowl
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Although the food itself looks delicious, there is absolutely no logic to it. Why would you spread the liquid content on a board and have the rice that can't spill in the bowl instead?

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Charcuterie With A Side Of Screams

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charcuterie with meat served on fake mouse skeleton
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We get it...they put a mouse there to play around with the fact that it's a cheeseboard. But, they could've at least picked out a cute mouse that doesn't look like it'll snap your fingers off if you dare dig in.

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The Most Fashionable Hot Pot

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I mean, Lady Gaga wore an outfit made entirely of meat to one of her first red carpet events, so who's to say we can't dress up dolls in hot pot meat too? Or, you know, we could just serve the meat on a plate...but that would be too boring.

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"Fish Are Friends, Not Food"

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Unless this is an entirely vegetarian restaurant, this is a great way to make you feel guilty about your food while you eat it, not to mention forcing the alive fish to watch you eat their dead friends.

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"Just Go Ahead And Dump My Shrimp All Over Some Empty Beer Cans Please"

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Unless these beer cans are full, this dish that could've been an exciting shrimp meal is now just a reminder that someone else drank these beers already and you don't get to have any.

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The Mother Of All Bloody Marys

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Sometimes, less really is more. Although this has every comfort food craving covered, it is also serving a heart attack in a glass. The worst part is that you can't even make it to the Bloody Mary without eating all the food first.

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"Fried Rice...In A Shovel For Some Stupid Reason"

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It would only work creatively if there was any correlation between the fried rice, the egg, or even the restaurant name. Otherwise, it just doesn't make any sense.

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Also, let's hope that's not a used shovel.

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The Optimist Says The Glass Is Half Full

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spaghetti served inside beer stein
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It's not that uncommon to cook with beer, it gives the sauce a distinct flavor. Plus, realistically, this is just ramen in brown broth and the top is made of eggs.

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"My Steak Tartare Came On Top Of A Bone, On Top Of Salt On Top Of A Stone Slab"

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You have to be very careful while you eat this steak because one wrong move and the whole thing falls into the pile of salt and becomes completely uneatable. Earn your meat.

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"My Soup Was Served In A Plant Pot"

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Looks like someone forgot to do the dishes that day and had conveniently just killed another plant, so they got creative and used the pot as a dish instead. Problem solved.

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"This Restaurant is rated 4.7/5 stars"

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dessert served on lego brick
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Maybe this will be of value to those who are too full for dessert but still want a bite to get a taste of everything. Or maybe the Lego piece is much larger than we expect it to be.

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Is A Whole Plate Too Much To Ask For?

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I never understood why fancy restaurants are only "fancy" because they serve you a crumb of food and you leave hungry and ready to go through the McDonald's drive-through anyway.

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"Eat All The Plain Spaghetti To Get Down To The Puddle Of Sauce"

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Can we stop putting everything in mason jars? Plenty of other glassware shapes are also recyclable. There is no way to access the spaghetti sauce here without spilling a bunch of noodles out of the cup.

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"Four Pieces Of Papadum In A Decorative Photo Stand"

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When you put enough work into creating a meal, it can truly feel like you've created a piece of art. Some of us take a picture of it and flaunt it on Instagram, and some of us literally display our food on a photo stand.

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"My Food Came On A Literal Brick"

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The only question I have is why? Plus, wouldn't the material from the brick rub off on the food? Also how you sanitize bricks? It turns out I have a lot more than one question.

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"Our Ice Cream Was Served In A Sink"

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Ice cream served in sink
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First off, that is a lot of ice cream...enough to give everyone a sugar rush to the point of a heart attack. If you order that much ice cream, there's no way it would all fit into a bowl anyway...sinks just seem like the next logical thing.

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"Yes, That Is A Bagel Filled With Cheese Mounted Like A Deer Over A Bowl Of Tomato Soup"

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Bagel with cheese and tomato soup
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Who would really complain, though, that their tomato soup is now extra cheesy? This is actually a clever way of marrying the classic grilled cheese and tomato soup comforting combo.

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"The Most Expensive Restaurant I've Ever Been. Chef Literally Made The Starter In Our Hand"

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Maybe this was the chef's way of really making you connect with your food. If you can not only smell it and taste it but also feel it, you connect more of your senses to it...

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Just make sure not to make a mess on your fancy clothes.

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"I'm In A Fancy Italian Restaurant And They Just Served Me This"

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risotto that looks like mud with a carrot sticking out of it, served on a garden spade
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Metaphorically speaking, this makes sense. We all need food to grow, and we feed ourselves just like plants to get taller and healthier. However, the average person needs a little more food than that to actually stay alive.

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"A Caesar Salad At A Resort In Costa Rica. While All The Parts Taste Good, How To Eat It Is Escaping Me...."

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Maybe at resorts, they assume you're on an alcoholic liquid diet, so when you order a salad, they get really confused and assume you made a mistake, so they try to fix it for you and give you a Caesar salad in a drinking glass.

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Next-Level Ramen

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ramen with dead fish
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I'm not sure how much of an appetite you would have staring a dead fish right in the eyes as you eat plain ramen noodles with a slice of tomato, onion, and lime...

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"My Bread Served Inside Roadkill"

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I'm not sure if this is to remind you that your meat is fresh or that an animal was sacrificed so you can enjoy your meal. We tend to disconnect ourselves from the latter for a reason.

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Presentation Over Convenience

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syrup dripping down from pancakes on wooden board
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The syrup is already going down his arm, and by the end of the meal, he'd probably be sticky all over. Even the woman in the background is glancing over in utter confusion and disgust.

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"My Boyfriend Was Just Served A Bloody Mary In A Fry Basket"

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Not only is it bad for the environment to serve the drink in a plastic bag, but it is also highly impractical. If you put the bag down the wrong way, the whole thing would easily spill out and it would all be wasted.

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Just Let A Salad Be A Salad

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fancy salad inside wine and shot glasses
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This is what happens when you try to be good and trade in a night of drinking for a healthy salad. The universe laughs in your face by serving it to you in wine and shot glasses.

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"Apple Pastry Dessert Served On An Image Of A Plate...On An iPad."

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This has to be way more expensive than just investing in a couple of glass dishes. Also, how do you clean the iPad screen after being slathered in gooey sticky desserts? Eventually, it would stop working.

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Ravioli On A Clothesline

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Ravioli entree served on a clothesline
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Is it even still ravioli if it's not in sauce? Ravioli isn't meant to be finger food. Let alone be hung like this for each piece to get cold quickly.

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"My Entree Was Served In A Toaster"

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What's even more concerning is how close that metal fork is to the toaster. You'd better at least be able to keep the toaster along with your meal for having to risk electrocution.