Buffets have become an extremely popular option for wedding receptions, parties and much more! Here are some of the products we believe clients should look for as buffet essentials.
First off, WHY have a buffeted wedding or other event?
Buffets are a great, cost effective way to feed guests at your wedding reception, birthday party and more! Guests will love being able to pick and choose what foods they would like to eat. By cutting the service cost, you can serve higher quality food to your guests or put that money towards lighting, decor and more. Guests are also encouraged to walk around and socialize with others with such a laid back environment!
What You’ll Need:
Chafers/ Chafing Dishes:
Chafers or chafing dish rentals are a great way to serve delicious foods buffet style at your wedding reception, family reunion, corporate gathering, holiday party, birthday party and more! Event planners, caterers and party goers all love the ease and convenience of using chafing dish rentals at their events.
Here we have our Stainless Steel Rectangular Chafer rental, 8 qt capacity, and our Round Gold Accented Chafer rental, 4 qt capacity. We carry other shapes and sizes as well, be sure to check them out here. All of our chafer rentals are High Polish Stainless Steel. Includes Sterno, Lid, Water Pan and Food Pan. Additional Pans available separately.
Above, from left to right: Glass Beverage Dispenser, 3 Gallon Acrylic Beverage Dispenser, Samovar/ Electric Kettle, 100 Cup Coffee Urn/Maker
When you are having a buffet style event everything must come in larger quantities, including drinks! For cool or cold drinks, we recommend our Glass Beverage Dispenser-2.2 Gallon or our 3 Gallon Acrylic Beverage Dispenser with Ice Chamber. Both are great options for drinks such as water, lemonade, iced tea and more. One great feature of our 3 Gallon Acrylic Beverage Dispenser is it’s included ice chamber that will keep drinks cold without watering them down! For hot beverages, we have our Samovar/Electric Kettle and our 100 Cup Coffee Urn/Maker. We also have our Plastic Coffee and Tea Thermals available in black and white (not pictured).
The glassware needed at your event will be highly dependent on what you plan on serving. Do you plan on serving each guest wine/champagne or will they be free to visit the bar for a drink? The norm for weddings, even in a buffet setting, is to have a water goblet and a champagne flute set on the table when guests arrive. If you are hiring a bartender, they typically have their own glassware handy or will help you decide what glassware specifically you will need depending on what you’ll have available to serve such as Martini glasses, shot glasses, tumblers and more. Shown below are our Water Goblet, Champagne Flute and White Wine Glass but check out our Glassware Category here to see more.
Other glassware you may need includes our Water Pitcher, Carafe, Glass Serving Bowl and our Double Old Fashioned Glass.
The type of serving platter needed for events are very dependent on what kind of food is being served. From finger foods to sushi, different foods call for different serving platters. Here is a look at just a few of the many we offer.
These are just a few of the items you may need for your buffet. Take a look at our catalog to determine if there are any other rentals you may need!