The emerging large plate trend caters to the desires of chefs and customers alike for an approachable, simple, fixed price, and fun dining experience. It is characterized by the gathering of friends around the table for a passionate, thoughtful and complete meal. Large plates eliminate the need for menu decisions and allow for personal interpretations at every place setting. They also provide an experience comparable to having dinner with chefs in their own home. Large plate meals offer the kind of social food event Millennials desire and provide chefs with the opportunity to display craftsmanship and culinary passion in a new and exciting light. In essence, large plate meals exude the spirit of our craft, and represent the true meaning of hospitality.