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Serving Platters

Serving Platters

Serving trays and platters not only look great, they let you move and display larger quantities of food easily and comfortably. Useful items do not have to look plain, there is a great selection of handled, non-handled, non-slip, glass, metal and wooden platters and trays available. Ideal for the transportation of hot or cold food from the stove to the table or to party guests with nibbles and hors d’oeuvres.

How to present food on serving trays and platters

It is worth considering the type of finish you would like and if they have a protective film as scratches and dinks can occur easily on serving platters and trays. If you are opting for metal think about the strength and durability and if wooden is your preference, it is worth having a lacquered finish to protect from stains.

Serving Platters

 

How food is presented can make a big difference to how popular and appetising your family and guests may see your edible offering.

Believe it or not, there are some basic principles on how to get the most impactful and visually pleasing effect from your food tray and platters, these include:

•    Use a variety of colours in the food that are natural and appetising
•    Use a mixture of coarse and smooth, soft and solid, spicy and mild foods
•    Consistency is key with sizing, proportion and sequencing of the items
•    Consider a centrepiece to then work other foods around this
•    Garnish is key to adding a finish and balance to most platters

 

Serving Platters

 

What is the difference between a serving tray and a platter?

Serving platters and trays offer an attractive backdrop to present food and snacks and allow you to get creative with a vertical, scaling, clock face, nordic, angles, landscaping and free form options! Your cocktail sausages or whole salmon will be the talk of the dining table when presented on a durable and pleasing platter or tray.

Trays tend to be smaller and are typically rectangular or round while platters are shallower and larger and are used for presentation purposes.