If you want to make your event one of a kind and serve your guests like a pro, you’d better go with a buffet style brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktail gathering! Less time, less effort, impress your guests with a different height buffet risers set up! Add levels to your presentation, every buffet display looks less boring and more eye catchy when it comes to buffet risers arrangement. Various levels make the visual outcome more interesting and at the same time give you the advantage to showcase in the middle of the table your best dish! Lower risers can demonstrate few ornamental pieces along with menu cards.
Use Tablecloths of different sizes and different colors
The core of your buffet arrangement is the table so start with it and decorate it carefully and with attention to the details. Don’t worry if your table is not new enough or not pretty enough, the tablecloths will do the job. Use a tablecloth to drop even from all sides of the table covering entirely its legs. Make sure you step back and check all the way around the table to ensure the tablecloth length is even from all sides. If not just adjust it because small details make the difference! Then it is time for the table runner, chose a different contrasting color which will match the color and style of your buffet risers. The final result will be awesome and you achieve it in no time!
Use stable risers
Choose your buffet risers in a smart way. In such a way so you don’t have doubts if the platters and bowls that you’ll place on top of them will be tipsy or not! Your buffet risers should be from strong material, elegantly designed but most importantly stable enough to hold platters and bowls with food offerings on top of them. They should be large enough to hold platters and bowls with significant amount of food. It is a buffet arrangement after all!
Risers of different sizes
Do you want your table to be more optically appealing to your guests? Then you need to have variety of sizes to your buffet risers arrangement to create layers and make the result more interesting. Ensure that you have enough space between the risers so it is easy for your guests to serve themselves and also enough space so that the serving platters and bowls do not overrun one another. Don’t place the bigger risers at the edges of the table. Instead place them in the center spreading around them smaller pieces for a homogenized and harmonized look. Whether you choose traditional or unconventional risers just pick platters and bowls to place on top of them and your Buffet risers display will be amazing looking!
It is not only the various sizes of your buffet risers display that will make the difference but it is also the height of them. The key to success of your buffet is to serve food in variety of heights in order to intrigue your visitors. Spread your dishes over the table, place the tallest items at the back of the table and the shortest at the front so they are visible from every side. Small condiment dishes can also be placed in front next to the shortest items so your guests can garnish their dishes away from the bigger and tallest items. For convenience you can use buffet risers with pre-designed layers. Tier stands, for instance are a perfect solution. With the help of tiered stands, you can elevate, layer and emphasize on your food display. Specially designed buffet risers are convenient tool that will save you the hassle of arranging different items to elevate your buffet. Moreover, riser stands can put your most precious elements like the dishes you want to shine with and the decoration you carefully arranged under the spotlight without crowding the table. Buffet riser are an excellent choice for creating dimensions even on a microscopic table as they can save space, and a tier stand that is artistically designed will also add to the overall decoration concept.
Buffet risers are the ideal way to present and offer food in an easy and practical manner, while at the same time they make the food stand out and attract attention.
Setting up a memorable buffet presentation requires effort and good attention to detail. You need to carefully select your tablecloth and arrange it gracefully, you need to invest in convenient yet eye appealing buffet risers. Carefully considering their sizes, you can layer your buffet to attract the guest to skillfully arranged feast, where some dishes will shine at the top and others will peacefully wait at the bottom. Investing in tiered stands will save you space and will allow you to artistically decorate your venue. Following these steps you will invite your guests to a perfectly set up buffet.
Maria is a buffet systems advisor at Buffetize – a world leading buffet display systems manufacturer. With good eye for details she provides quick aesthetic and functional solutions that improve hotel and restaurant operations. Maria brings over 10 years of experience in the hospitality market and has worked with chefs and F&B managers from major hotel chains such as Four Seasons, Marriott and Hilton. She has a good understanding of buffet set ups and extensive experience in assisting clients create memorable buffet presentations. When she is not helping hotels improve their operations she loves to travel and organize occasional home cocktail parties herself.