All of these silver-plated serving trays are designed with one thing in mind: elegance. As one of the most luxurious and durable of metals, silver will make your tray both practical and beautiful for service in a commercial restaurant or catering operation. Silver is considered a metal of the wealthy, making these serving trays ideal for high-end restaurants or formal events like weddings, anniversaries, bridal showers and formal ceremonies. Silver-plated bar trays are available as well, and are perfect for serving dishes in a restaurant without having to worry about dishes sliding around the tray or falling off the edge.
To maintain silver, keep it out of the dishwasher, since high temperatures and harsh chemicals will make the silver turn white, at which point it will need to be refinished. However, make sure when you are manually washing the silver, it does not come in contact with the metal sink, as this can cause scratching. Never use the silver serving tray as a cutting board, or it could become scratched and dented. If your platter comes in contact with salt, it will corrode. However, in general, if the silver is being used and washed daily, it will not require very much polishing. When it does need to be polished, use a polish made specifically for it.
When it comes to trays for an event or dinner party, silver-plated serving trays are pretty much the cream of the crop. The beautiful plating ensures a fine, glistening and elegant appearance, while the more durable metal underneath keeps the trays at a reasonable price for most catering or banquet operators. These are also ideal for holiday or formal dinners served family-style.
When choosing a model for a formal event, look for one that is embossed or engraved for a little extra style. For table service, look for a silver serving tray with a wide lip, tall rim or handles. These will be easier to carry around from table to table or from buffet to kitchen. Silver serving platters are perfect for weddings, formal birthday celebrations, holidays and ceremonies. They can be used with any other kind of dinnerware or décor for an overall luxurious look. In addition to making a great tray for a buffet line, these trays can also be used in the home.