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									BUFFET BLUEPRINT
                   Ginger Kramer Timms
                   CATERING MAGAZINE
                   WRA 2009
STRATEGY
Building Strategy

 Arrangement & Accessibility
 Correct Configuration
 Color compatibility
 Authenticity
 Cuisine first
 Keep your guests moving
VISUALIZATION

                Ginger Kramer Timmss
                CATERING MAGAZINE
Visualization

 What It Means
 How It Works
 Realized Benefits
 Resources
 What s
 What’s Available
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Visualization: From Concept to Reality
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Visualization: From Concept to Reality
TREND TALK

             Ginger Kramer Timmss
             CATERING MAGAZINE
Trend Talk

 Organic,
 Organic environmentally correct content
 Clean and sleek
 ‘Overstated’ versus ‘traditional’ size
 Monochromatic
 Brand, Brand
 Brand Brand, Brand
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 Layers & Levels
More Trend Talk

 Go Gl l
 G Glocal
      ,             presentation
 Color, texture and p
 Platter style presentations with room
               foods
 temperature f d
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 Action or performance stations
 Unusual vessels
SENSORY PERCEPTION
All About The Senses

  Aroma
 ‘Aroma’ therapy       (Smell)
 A Buffet Beat         (Sound)
 Feast For The Eyes    (Visual)
 Savor The Flavors     (Taste)
 Touchy Textures       (Feel)
 The WOW! Factor       (Memory)
DESIGN
Alternative Structures
 Furniture               Baker’s racks
 Raw Materials           Wrought iron or
                         wooden wine racks
 Carts & wagons
                         Art pedestals
 Bed frames, trunks      Merchandising
 L           tubes ith
 Large sono t b with     di l pieces
                         display i
 glass tops/shelves      Doors and barrels
 Culinary work           W d credenzas
                         Wooden d
 counters/tables         Pianos
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Alternative Skirting
 Natural Vines         O            g
                       Ornamental gates
 Fresh Foliage         Decorative screens
 F bi
 Fabrics               A d wooden barrels
                       Aged w d b          l
 Plants & hedges       Construction materials
 Pottery               Spandex fabric
 Crates                New-Age plastics &
                       textured papers
 Reeds, Bamboo
                       No skirting
Stands & Risers
 Sono tubes            Lucite or clear plastic
 Wrought iron stands   boxes or pillars
 Pedestals             Bi k (
                       Bricks (new & aged)d)
 Unusual platforms     Glass blocks
 Grids for Skewers     #10 cans
                       Styrofoam
Alternative Food Warmers

 Paella pans            Woks & steamer
 Flat top griddles      baskets
 Hibachi ll
 H b h grills           Cast iron pots &
    (where permitted)   skillets
 Pewter (stays warm)    Galvanized trays
                        G l i dt
 Crockery               Rock Wok (hot or cold)
 Hot tiles              Marble & Granite
                        pieces
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Serving Pieces
 Oversized plates &   Mirrors
 platters             Enamel trays
 Glass table tops             p
                      Tiered platter stands
 Marble, Slate &      Woks
 Granite              Steamer baskets
 Unusual baskets      Shells
 Plexiglas               g
                      Tagine
 Pewter               Glass Containers
 Crockery
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Serving Pieces
        Take Away
 Small Take-Away        Topiary stands
 boxes                  Martini, Hurricane &
 Sushi and small        Vino Grande glasses
 designer plates for    Brandy snifters
 mini-entrees
 mini entrees           Port     h t l
                        P t or shot glasses
 Food carved pieces     Cone style stands
    fruit chocolate
 of fruit, chocolate,
 vegetables to place    Ice carvings
 the food in
DESIGN
Basic Buffet Elements
 Structure
 Coverings
 Risers & stands
 Ri           d
 Equipment
 Props & Accents
 Foliage
 Signage
 Technical
 T h i l
IDEAS
Breakfast in the Outback

Greens, Yellows,
G        Y ll         Hand i d
                      H d painted
Beige, Brown & Rust   directional signs
Colors
                      Leather hats
Burlap or sacking
                      Stuffed koalas &
Wooden shingles
                      kangaroos
Rustic lanterns
                      Servers in khakis &
Pl k of wood
Planks f        d
                      ‘Outback’ Hats
Trunks & crates
A table surrounded with aged wood, a sturdy cardboard box
and old leathered trunk……
A table surrounded with aged wood, a cardboard box and
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old leathered trunk……
Add some color and height to the buffet…
Now add the table-top props and some foliage…
Nestle the cuisine into the props as planned.
Fiesta!

 Bright G ld R d
 B h Golds, Reds,     Stones & bricks
 Blues and Greens     Festive ribbons
 C        dA
 Cactus and Areca
                      Sombreros
 palms & fronds
 Mexican b k
 M i      baskets     Half barrels
 and clay pottery     Piñatas
 Serapes & blankets
 S          bl k      Servers in serapes &
                      S
                      sombreros
Start with a f serpentines and a round table…
S      i h few        i      d       d bl
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Notice the inlet below the table,
creating an interesting niche…
Add lots of color with authentic
looking props…
And finally the cuisine!
African Safari
Greens, Beiges, Rusts &   Pith helmets
Black                     Monkeys!
Animal fabrics & prints   Binoculars
Regional foliage          African masks
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Reed or large leafy       Mosquito netting
‘Skirting’                Camp chairs
Clusters of bananas and   Wooden crates
palm leaves
                          Servers in safari khakis
Leather cases             and hats
Bamboo
       fabrics                         skirting
Burlap fabrics, animal prints and reed skirting…
An old trunk, camp chair, some crates…..
The cuisine is presented in interesting display pieces…..
Finish i h       j l f li
Fi i h with some jungle foliage
for more color!
Asian Afternoon
 Soft, Muted Colors   Bonsai trees
 Moss (green and      River stones
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 natural)
                      S ll table-top
                      Small bl
 Japanese garden
                      fountains
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 bridges
 Bamboo               Small Japanese
                      temples
 Shoji blinds
                      Servers in kimonos
First, create multi-level, tiered tables…..
Create depth with screens and bamboo pieces secured to the
buffet…
buffet
Notice the authentic looking serving
pieces…
Remember to NOT dress the floor around the buffet as this
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could interfere with guest safety.
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Wine Country

Wine
W crates & oak   k       Wine b l
                         W bottles
barrels                  Scattered corks
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Grape clusters & vines   Loaves of bread
Natural wicker           Wrought iron stands
b k
baskets                  Raffia
Wine press               Servers in White
                         Bistro aprons
                 start
Lots of color to start. See the wine crates underneath?
       barrel                               vines
An old barrel, woven baskets and some grape vines…
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A wine press, bottles of wine and lots of
grapes. Remember to add height!
Place the cuisine amongst the props to finish.
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Artistic Impressions
 Ornate picture        Ivy and grape vines
 frames                Italian marble
   a pa ed ca vas
 Half-painted canvas
                       S        i   d    k
                       Servers in red neck
 on easels
                       ties and long white
 Corinthian columns
                       Bistro aprons
                       Bi
 Italian flags
 Cypress trees
Use the traditional colors
of the country…
Cypress trees work great for height as well as the Corinthian
style columns.
Add easels with artwork, table-props and some more color…
Tier the cuisine, just like the tables.
Carnivale!
 Hot tropical colors   Fresh tropical fruits
 of yellow, fuchsia    Tropical floral and
 and lime
                       foliage
 Feathers & fans
                       Servers in ruffled
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 Sequin & glitter
 fabrics               sleeved C
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                              d Conga shirts
 Beads & masks
 Festive garlands
                                   skirting
LOTS of hot colors and ruffles for skirting…
               ,
Attach feathers, fans and
garlands…
The cuisine should be as colorful as the
fabrics.
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Double Dutch Delight
 Blues Yellow &
 Blues,             Wooden carts
 White              Small milk pails
 Windmills          O l         f Dutch
                    Overlays of D h
 Lots of tulips     lace linens
 Wooden clogs       Servers in Dutch hats
 White Dutch hats   and white aprons
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An old wagon or cart, some milk pails and
traditional colors…
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Tulips in buckets, a windmill and clogs for
authenticity…
CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE!
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Futuristic, Hi Tech
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Lime, Canary, Ice Blue, ,   Glow sticks & rods
Orange, Hot Pink,           Silver vent hoses
Purple, Silver
                            Lighting trusses
Glass table tops
                            Tall glass vases
Metallic, mesh &
spandex fabrics             G       ti l t
                            Geometric plates
Aluminum risers &           & serving pieces
stands                      S           bl k
                            Servers in black
Sleek tiles in hot colors   turtlenecks
                ,                    g,
Sleek and clean, aluminum for skirting,
dryer vent tubes…
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Hi tech stuff, lighting trusses, flat tiles
or Plexiglas…
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Stacked clear cubes, glow rods and
colored ping pong balls in glass vases…
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Even the cuisine is presented consistent to
the theme!
EXTRAS!
‘Butler’ or Passed
Hors Oeuvre Guidelines
H d’ O           G id li

 No Picks        No Stems
 No Sticks       No Drips
 No Bones        No Pits
 No Tails        No Shells
Serving Tray Ideas
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Interesting charger or                   q
                         Asian black lacquer
chop plates & platters   trays
Picture frames or        Large shallow sea shells
Plexiglas trays with     The Client’s product (if
pressed client’s logo    appropriate)
placed inside            Polished wood trays
Flat terra cotta         Shallow decorative
containers               baskets
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Neon lit trays           Pewter trays
Bamboo steamer baskets
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Individual Serving Vessels

Silver teaspoons       Shot or port glasses
Chinese soup spoons    D it
                       Demitasse or espresso
Ramekins               cups
P tit S hi plates
Petite Sushi l t       Martini glasses
Asian Take-Out boxes   4” Scallop Shells
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Edible vessels
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Tray Liner Ideas
 Oiled, uncooked      Star anise (dried)
 vegetable beans or   Dried cranberries
 lentils              Dried fruits
 Coffee beans         Toasted coconut
 Kosher salt          Shaved parmesan
 Baby field greens    cheese
 Shredded cabbage     Fresh herbs
 or alfalfa sprouts            g
                      Sliced vegetables
 Cinnamon sticks
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More Tray Liner Ideas
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Palm, Tea, Banana,      Custom logo on
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Galex Leaves            acetate with aspic
Uncooked Pastas                beets
                        Fried beets, sweet
   (oiled, colored)
                        potatoes, leeks
White rice noodles or
cooked rice             Nuts (crushed
                        N ts ( h d or whole)
                                        h l )

Corn husks              Crumbled Oreos!
Shredded root           Colorful polished
vegetables              aquarium rocks
Garnishes

Petite decorative
P i d         i           Fresh herbs tied with
menu cards                ribbon or raffia
Small whole fruits        Miniature novelty
(Passion, Star, Kiwi or   items of the theme
C     )
Citrus)
                          Ribbons, bells flowing
Zucchini blossoms         from trays
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Fresh flowers             Small receptacle for
    (food compatible)     Picks, Tails, etc.
Box Lunch Presentations

New paint cans      Unusual baskets
Asian take-away y   Real lunch boxes
containers          Small tool boxes
Frisbees            Beach pails
Mini canvas totes   Knapsacks
Bento b
B     boxes         Elegant gold boxes
Themed gift bags    with custom ribbon
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Buffet Tool Kit
Hot glue gun &      Hand saw
supplies            Glue (regular/wood)
Zip ties            Masking
                    M k tape
T-Pins              Green ties
Single hole punch   Extension cords
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Push pins           Wrench
Staple guns &       Hammer & nails
supplies
More Tools
Assorted markers   Gray tape
Labels             Floral wire
Post-It
P I notes          Tagging gun
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Twine & string     Fishing wire
Paper clips        Small paint brush
Rubber bands       Straight ruler
Pliers             Tape measure
RESOURCES
Resources
Craft Stores for seasonal                p
                               Rock companies for marble,  ,
items, special baskets         granite, slate, river rocks
Home Depot, Home Base,         Scenic companies for
Hardware Stores, B & Q         backdrops & props
Pier One, Cost Plus            Merchandise display
Pottery Barn for unusual       companies for oversized props
containers, display pieces     Apex Plastics for creative
Robelan Display Company for    p p
                               papers and textures
theme props                    Fabric stores, linen wholesalers
Floral wholesalers for loose          y
                               Industry Associations and
floral, plants and greenery    Publications
 More Resources
Studio Specialties for props,           g        /
                                  Garage Sales/Flea Markets
risers, display pieces            Sculptchair or Spandex USA
Anderson’s Prom Supplier          for spandex table covers &
                                  toppers
Art stores for frames, mirrors
                                  Goodwill, Thrift Stores, Antique
Holland Boone for pewter pieces
                                  Shops
Tap Pl i for           i
T Plastics f creative serving i
                                  Catalogs: Panache, Martha
pieces
                                  Stewart, Williams Sonoma,
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Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, TJ      Expressions Paragon, Hold
                                  Expressions, Paragon
Max, Dollar Store                 Everything, Crate & Barrel,
Bed Bath & Beyond                 Frontgate, Peridot, Folio,
                                  W       F t      T ifl
                                  Wagon Factory, Trifles
CREDITS
Credits

CATERING Magazine
Classic World Events, Inc.
David Peake, Peake of Catering
Pix from the WWW
BUFFET BLUEPRINT
                   Ginger Kramer Timms
                   CATERING MAGAZINE
                   WRA 2009

								
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