Hi, I have been working for a country club as a Garde manger for 2-3 years now. I am very passionate about my cooking but school was never really for me, hopefully I will go back in the near future, so through an acquaintance I got a job there. Since getting hired I have worked my ass off to learn as much as I could. Recently I have been promoted to the banquet part of the kitchen, where I have wanted to work the whole time, and know how to do pretty much everything. Although there is one part of the banquet life I have not been able to wrap my head around.
That part is cheese trays. I cannot seem to make a eye catching platter that flows the way I want it to. It always seems to work fine in my head and when it is done I find that I am even unable to understand the flow. I can make an amazing veggie, fruit, and antipasto platters so I know that I am not totally lost.
I have tried searching the web for help as well as asking my work mates for help. Even with all their help, I cannot make a cheese platter that really feels like me...
So what I am asking anyone today is if there is any literature that could help me, or a site that has pictures of cheese trays that I could use as a reference.
Thank you very much.