We are approaching Spring, which means Easter, Mother’s Day, Wedding Season and other days where buffets just seem like a great idea! True, you can throw a few plates on a counter, put some plastic forks in them, and call it a buffet, but do you really want to be remembered for the crappy buffet and minimal effort you put into your event? That is a rhetorical question in case you are wondering…
When it comes to spicing up your buffet, you have a lot of different options. Now you don’t want any parched or dehydrated guests so let’s start with the drinks. Nothing ruins a buffet more then a trip in an ambulance… As far as beverages go, you should first be aware of your audience and what time of day it is so you know whether you should serve alcohol, soda, juice, water, etc. Juice Dispensers are a great option because they eliminate some of your wait staff needs.
It may sound trivial, but you should also consider the atmosphere and hospitable feel that your buffet will give off. For example, do you want a relaxed environment with bamboo platters, a fancy environment with chafing dishes or griddle serving pans, or a rustic feel where food is served straight from cast iron pans?
American Metalcraft has some great buffet items for you to choose from to help you determine the look and feel of the atmosphere you want. I’ve highlighted a couple of my favorite American Metalcraft Buffet Items so make sure to check them out!