Breaking plates or “plate smashing” is a traditional Greek folk custom. It is believed to be derived from the ancient ritual of “killing” plates in times of mourning as methods of dealing with loss. Breaking plaster plates was later used as a form of celebration in weddings or parties in the Greek culture. Although plate smashing was later banned in Greece, you still may see it occasionally at friend’s gatherings, weddings, restaurants and clubs.
To me, breaking plates symbolizes the three things I love the most: food, social gatherings, and travel. My Greek heritage also plays a huge part in the name! It was actually a trip to the island of Mykonos, Greece several summers ago that inspired me to attend culinary school and triggered my foodie mindset.