The instruction system receives order data identifying the food items to be prepared. The instruction system analyzes the order data to identify the food items and any customizations to the food items. Preparation data, stored either locally or remotely, associates each food item with the components required to prepare the food item. The instruction system determines the food items by reviewing the preparation data to identify the components of the ordered food items. The instruction system then displays an exploded view of the food item showing all of the components associated with the food item with any customizations.