Right now we can only make a heap of sandwich or rice type food for the most part, but that tiny addition would open up a lot more creativity - and people should probably be able to put food on a plate or bowl if they have a kitchen and an island.
A few players are able to do it because someone once added some of the breakfast items from the NeoTransit buffet to the grocery store, like a plate of bacon, eggs and toast. Some players managed to buy that recipe and could then make 'plates of' food. But then those items were taken away and now only a few people have it.
Thanks for considering!