Serving trays are an essential item for the caterers, fine dining restaurants and the home user. They are made from many different materials that fit any concept and accentuate a countertop or buffet food display. They also look great on the table at a dinner party or family-style meal service. When searching through products, be sure you select the catering or serving trays that will suit your décor and application. There are various metals from which serving trays are made. The standard metal used by many establishments is stainless steel, but for a more stylish presentation, porcelain, silver-plated, wood and faux stone trays are available.
Using mirror platters for food displays is also a popular option. The platters create the illusion that there is more food on the table, to further whet a customer’s appetite. Many caterers like to use metal and mirror catering trays for the ultimate presentation. When choosing your mirror serving tray, consider going with a reversible model or a yin-yang tray, where both the mirrored side and the black side of the tray can be used to display food.
Restaurants that want a durable product to enhance their food display can select serving trays made from various plastics. They are available in standard plastic, shatter-proof melamine or even plastic that looks like crystal or stone. On the other end of the durability spectrum are trays made from ceramic. Though they tend to be more fragile than other trays, porcelain creates a more elegant food display.
Residential customers can also benefit from these serving trays. Both metal models and plastic trays are ideal for use at a home dinner party or home-made buffet area. They offer a dazzling presentation for formal occasions like a Thanksgiving feast, a Christmas dinner or a fourth of July celebration. Use them indoors or outdoors. Divided serving trays are available for serving dips like veggies and dip or fruit to dip in yogurt, cream cheese or caramel.