Food Photography - A First Experience / by Ed Shanahan

The other evening I had the opportunity to photograph an awards event for the Giving Circle of Hope in Reston, VA.  The organization was honoring three local non-profits and celebrating the GCH's having raised and given away over $1,000,000 to local charities since it was formed twelve years ago.  In addition to the usual photos you take at these types of events, I was asked to try to capture a sense of the food, a first for me.  This image is one of my favorites.  What do you think?