5 Ways to Refresh Your Buffet Displays

By Ashley Almodovar

With summer nearly over and fall fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about the upcoming holidays and the celebratory events that make the season special. Your buffet presentation plays a big role in creating a perfect environment.

Recycling last year’s buffet set up will not wow your guests. Consider designing a new look with unique displays and serving pieces that really make your creations stand out.

Here are 5 trendy ideas to help you arrange an eye-catching set up.

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Give into the Wood Side

Reclaimed wood items like the Cal-Mil Madera collection add character and fun to a buffet while providing that farm-to-table display everyone desires. Bottles & Wood also has stands made from recyclable barrels for an easy way to capture interest.

Multi-Chef Chafer Induction Surface


Alternatives are Exploding

Rosseto has the idea right with their Multi-Chef warmers. Purchasing chafer alternatives that are versatile and functional give a convenient display that professionals demand. These warmers feature different tops such as a grill, serving board, induction surface or flatbread tray that add excitement to your buffet.

Other stylish alternative ideas include Vollrath induction warmers or Cal-Mil’s Luxe chafer alternatives.

World Tableware Tree Holder


Build Up (and Up and Up)

Heighten presentations by bringing in taller displays such as the tree holder by World Tableware. There are numerous levels where you can showcase your culinary bites and make it simple for customers to grab.

Durobor Mini Glassware


Taste the Minis

Good things come in small packages or in this case, mini servings. Use Anchor Hocking’s Durobor glass pieces or American Metalcraft’s hammered cups to present individualized portions in a unique way.

Wood Serving Board

Get on Board

Wood serving boards bring a hint of curiosity to the table. Customers love the look, feel and attractive features that these boards add. Plus, the warm tones make your samples look divine. If preferred, the boards also come in melamine, but with real wood appeal.

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