For those who haven’t seen this guy on Instagram yet, here’s some of his junk food art. Chef Jacques La Merde uses snack foods, fast food, frozen dinner foods, processed food, chocolate bars, and other cheap and trashy delights to create plates that wouldn’t look out of place in a Michelin star restaurant charging more for a meal than a large family spends on groceries each week. They probably wouldn’t win any awards for taste but they sure do look great!
Chef Jacques La Merde started sharing his junk food plated masterpieces back in February and he already has more than 50,000 followers. He has a sense of humour, he’s more than likely a real chef or working in the food industry, and his name is probably fictional, but I don’t know much more about the guy. The descriptions of his plated junk food creations are very wanky, so maybe he has issues with the pretentiousness of some restaurants. Who knows what his angle is, I just like looking at his work
Chef Jacques LaMerde – The chef describes this plate as a “KRAFT HANDI-SNAK WITH ACCOUTREMENTS OF KALE CHIPS, RANCH CORN NUTS, YYVES VEGGIE-BOLOGNA, STRUBBS SANDWICH SAVER PICKLE!!! REINFORCED with THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING.” Sounds interesting and looks good but I think I would be sending it back if I received that in a restaurant
Chef Chacque LaMerde – This classy plate is described as “A DUO OF POGOS with MARBLE CHEEZE SLICES, HONEY HAM ROSETTES, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ZOODLES AND MUSTARD TEARS!” I really like this one. Nice form, good colour, and the composition really works
Chef Jacques La Merde – Eloquently described as “HAWAIIAN BAGEL BITES, CHEETOS, BABY CARROT + RANCH PURÉE, SMALL VEGETABLES AND CHIPOTLE OIL.” This is another one that works very well aesthetically, but would probably be lacking in the taste department.
Chef Jacques LaMerde – He has dessert covered too with a “GUMMI DINOS BROS. PURPLE GOGURT CREMA with CHOPPED UP CREAMSICLE AND POWERADE GEL.”
Chef Jacques LaMerde – Here’s another fancy dessert, described as “GRAHAM CRACKER PASTRY CREAM, GENERIC BRAND CHOCOLAT CAKE FROM THE FREEZER SECTION, BANANA POPSICLE CHUNKS, MUSCLE MILK SPHERES, PEEP, GUSHER CRUDO.”
To see more of Chef Jacques La Merde’s creations see his Instagram page here. Oh and I’m told his name is translated to mean something like “Jack Shit” so I’m pretty sure he’s just having a bit of fun