31 Mar Setting a Buffet Table? Follow Our 30 Pro Tips! Part 5
Whether you’re hosting a small and private summer soiree, or a plush wedding, having a buffet table for your guests might seem the perfect way to have them enjoy the scene, while freeing you from tending to the food serving personally the whole time. Yet today, we’re revealing a few our Pro Tips on setting the perfect buffet table!
Tips for Setting a Buffet Table
- Serve more of cold food than hot dishes
The golden ratio for buffets is roughly 80% cold food and 20% hot. Cold food is easier to refill and control temperature-wise, which makes this technique both more practical and safer from a safe, food-handling perspective.
- Separately position drinks from food
Drinks can make table clothes wet, which is a bad unwanted situation when mixed with hot, fresh food. Thus, whenever setting up a buffet, keep your bar area and nonalcoholic beverages at their own stations thereby allowing guests to self-serve without dripping into the h’orderves.
- Regularly wipe and cleanse drink stations or areas
Keep puddles and tablecloth stains at bay by assigning dedicated event staff to this specific task. You’ll also need to keep an eye on ice, water, and refills anyways, so make sure clean-up is a part of your regular buffet beverage maintenance. Depending on what you are using for your table covering, you may want to have certain percentage as backup in case things get really out of hand.
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