"That looks good enough to eat."
Recently, I had someone ask me what the secret to food photography is. I told him to make the food look appetizing. It ain't that hard. I try to light the food and compose the photo in an interesting and pleasing way. Sometimes I work with the chefs to make sure they plate the dishes in a way that works for photos. Sometimes I straight up tell the chefs that certain foods just don't photograph well.
I also have to work with the restaurant owners to photograph their food dishes in a way that fits their marketing. A style that works for one restaurant may not work for another.
Here are a few recent images from various restaurants for whom I've photographed some of their dishes: