Buffet Supplies for the Holiday Season


Last updated on October 18th, 2022 at 11:11 am

The Holiday season is almost upon us and with it comes the prospect of holiday parties and buffets. Show your employees how much you appreciate their continuous work throughout the year with a great party, led by a delicious meal.

Chafing Dishes

Thunder Group 6 Quart Round, Dome Cover, w/Brass Accents, Stainless Steel Chafer | Model No. SLRCF8633

The first item to look at when making preparations for a holiday party is your chafing dishes. Chafing dishes are utilized for creating temporary buffets and keeping hot foods hot during service. Chafers come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, so you can find the one that best suits your needs. You will need to use sternos, or chafing fuel, to light up chaffers so they can reach the appropriate temperatures. Also be sure your check out chafer accessories so your buffet is the best it can be.

Serving Utensils

After making sure your chafers are good to go, you will need to look into serving utensils to make food service a breeze. Be sure you have portion spoons, tongs, ladles, and other serving utensils. Having the right serving utensils will make everyone’s lives easier.

Dinnerware Supplies

During food service, you will need to provide people with the appropriate dinnerware, beverageware, and flatware. Guests can’t eat without a plate and either spoon or fork, and they certainly can’t wash down their delicious meal without cups or glasses.

Additional Buffet Supplies

Some additional buffet supplies you may need are induction cooktops, food pan warmers, heated buffet shelves, and beverage dispensers.

Induction cookers, food warmers, and heated shelves can be easily used on buffet lines as replacements for chafing units. Unlike chafing units however, these heat holding units will need an electrical connection to properly operate.
When using induction cookers, keep in mind only induction compatible pans will work. Cast iron and most stainless-steel pans will be compatible with an induction cooktop.

Heated countertop shelves are an easy alternative to use on buffet lines. These are commonly found on pizza buffets, as these heat holding shelving units allow for pans or foods to be placed directly on top.

Vollrath Cayenne 72176 Copper 11 qt Kettle Warmer | 900 Watts

There is a vast array of different commercial food warmers that can make your holiday party stand out. From buffet warmers to kettle warmers, and round warmers to rectangle warmers, no matter what foods you are serving there is a food warmer to keep them warm.

Beverage Service

Additionally, when putting together holiday parties, you need to have some beverages available. Insulated beverage dispensers can make drinks easily accessible for your guests. These insulated units are great for either hot or cold beverages. We also provide specialized beverage equipment for items like tea, coffee, and frozen drinks.  

With the right food and beverage equipment, you can put on the best holiday party around. Show your employees they are appreciated with a fun, tasty holiday party! 

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