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Buffet platters for the catering industry at LUSINI: Food attractively presented

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As varied as the food you want to present to your guests on the buffet is, so is the selection of buffet platters. While it is self-explanatory that a cake is well kept on a cake platter and the fresh baguette can be easily cut on a sturdy wooden plate, there are numerous other buffet plates that are suitable for completely different dishes. Buffet plates from VEGA differ in terms of material, properties and suitability.

What are common materials for buffet platters & what are their properties?

The most common materials for buffet platters are

  • Stainless steel
  • Melamine
  • Porcelain

These are the profiles of each material:

Stainless steel:
Stainless steel is rustproof, easy to clean and dishwasher safe. It conducts both heat and cold well, making it an all-rounder for hot and cold dishes. Stainless steel is lightweight and easy to transport.

Our tip

If you buy several stainless steel platters of the same size, it gives you a double advantage. The same format ensures a calm and elegant presentation on the buffet. In addition, the stainless steel platters are then stackable and can be stored in a space-saving manner.

Melamine platters offer similar advantages to stainless steel platters: they are unbreakable, lightweight, easy to transport, suitable for dishwashers and save space in the cabinet due to their good stackability. The high-quality surface is somewhat reminiscent of porcelain. However, melamine has one limitation: it can only withstand heat up to 70°C. What this means for you is that you can only use melamine as a buffet platter for hot and cold dishes, but not for boiling hot dishes.

Our tip

Melamine is available in many designs. Thus, the changeable material is also often used to set optical highlights on the buffet. For inspiration for different buffet styles, take a look at our guide.

Porcelain is the classic in every kitchen. It is a high-quality material on which you can offer hot and cold dishes as well as dishes that are just fresh from the pan or the oven. Porcelain is dishwasher safe and stacks well.

Our tip

Porcelain is heavy, not shatterproof and thus requires maximum concentration as well as strength when transporting or serving large porcelain platters. You should keep this in mind when arranging your buffet.

These three classics from the ranks of buffet platters are increasingly joined by other materials - such as buffet platters made of:

  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Slate
  • Stoneware

At LUSINI you will find high-quality buffet platters made of a wide variety of materials and in a wide variety of shapes.

Buffet platters: Which materials are suitable for which dishes?

Which platters are suitable depends on the overall arrangement of your buffet on the one hand, and on the food offered there on the other. Consider these material tips when choosing your buffet platters:

  • Hot/cooking food is best served to your guests on stainless steel or porcelain buffet platters.
  • Hot/cold food is best served to your guests on buffet platters made of stainless steel, porcelain and melamine (hot food only up to 70°C).
  • Cold food is best served to your guests on buffet platters made of stainless steel, porcelain, melamine, glass or wood.