Top Of The Best Buffet Plates Reviewed In 2018

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Adrian HoffmanHi! My name is Reginald Meyer. After putting in 50+ hours of research and testing, I made a list of the best Buffet Plates of 2018 and explained their differences and advantages.

In this article, I will be categorizing the items according to their functions and most typical features. I hope that my Top 10 list will provide you great options in buying the right fit for you.



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Dinnerware Pieces

Salad Plates – Used for serving salad in restaurants or salad buffets. Often made with a pebbled texture.

Service Plates – Used for the main entree. Service plates are often brought to the table by a member of the wait staff.

Saucers – Usually paired with a teacup or mug, saucers keep hot liquids off of the table and are a classier dinnerware piece.

Pasta bowls – More often than not, this type of bowl tends to be shallow, almost resembling a plate.

Platters – Used to serve larger entrees or even appetizers. Great for presenting foods like roasts, whole fish, and intact poultry.

Soup bowls – Deeper than pasta bowls, soup bowls are made with or without handles. Handled soup bowls keep the hands from burning and are great for use with French Onion soup.

Mugs – Also considered drinkware. Mugs usually match the dinnerware being used and are designed for holding hot beverages like tea, coffee, or hot cocoa.

Dessert dish / cup – Dessert dishes are used to present sweet foods like ice cream, fruits, or even pudding. This piece is often found in cafeteria or restaurant settings.


Porcelain is an attractive choice and is considered a classic where dinnerware is concerned. Porcelain is made by firing (or heating) materials like clay and can be tempered for extra durability. While porcelain is a great choice for sit down restaurants, cafes, and even catering businesses it is easier to break than other dinnerware materials. dinnerware is a perfect choice for salad bars and sit down restaurants. While glass dinnerware looks great paired with any sort of meal it is much more fragile than any of the other dinnerware materials. Glass dinnerware also comes in tempered safety glass versions, like Duralex dinnerware, that are much more difficult to shatter.

Styrene Acrylonitrile (or better known as ) is a common plastic material. Dinnerware pieces made with SAN are usually best for quick serve restaurants, buffets, and cafeterias. While SAN dinnerware is chemical resistant, heat resistant, and scratch resistant it has its downsides. SAN yellows more quickly than other types of plastic dinnerware.

Polycarbonate is a plastic that features great light transmitting abilities. It can be very transparent but can also be made in several solid colors. While polycarbonate has often been used for bottles, drinkware, and food containers many shun it due to the use of BPA in the manufacturing process.

Melamine is also a plastic material. Melamine is nearly unbreakable and is a common choice in healthcare industries, hotels, and even restaurants. Because Melamine is lighter than porcelain (easier for the wait staff to carry) and can still be made into many different colors and designs, its use in the food service industry is only growing. Melamine can be stained by foods like tomato if they are left on too long.

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How to ‘Fluff’

Fluffing in step above means taking a few linen toppers (around 90″ x 90″) and scrunching or wrinkling them up on the top of the buffet table. When you add food displays or plates to the buffet, they won’t appear to be floating aimlessly in space – they’ll sit cradled in their own little linen nest! In all my years working at country clubs, this was by far my favorite look for a buffet table. It doesn’t mean you can’t add other decorations or design elements to the buffet, but fluffing is a great way to start adding dimension to your catering presentation.

Buffet Risers

Adding varying heights to a full buffet will make it feel less crowded and overwhelming to event guests when stocked with food. The varying heights also make the display more aesthetically interesting. There’s a lot out there in the way of buffet risers, so you’ll have plenty of choices!

Buffet Flow

Position plates, cutlery, dishes, and chafers in an order that makes sense for guests as they move through the buffet line. For example, grouping similar foods together can be helpful as the diners choose what to serve themselves. It’s also a good idea to place silverware at the end of the table, instead of at the beginning near the plates, so guests won’t have to juggle it as they attempt to serve themselves. Order your buffet like this for optimal flow:

Work out quantities

Having sufficient or way too much food is always a concern. Here are the guidelines Anna uses, per person, in her business:

Bear in mind that for large numbers, you can cater for a few less. Lin says, “When working out quantities you do not need to multiply everything by 40 – the more people there are the less they eat! To avoid waste and expense work to feeding about 3people if 40 attending.” 

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Dinnerware materials

Bone china is the finest of all crockery but is durable, with ox-bone ash or calcium phosphate adding strength. “Like all beautiful things, however, it should be treated with respect,” says Claude ter Huurne, co-owner of Beclau, an agent for Dibbern fine bone china.

Porcelain is a good all-rounder. “I love the smoothness and fineness,” says Shelley Simpson, founder of Mud Australia handmade porcelain. “But be aware of thermal shock,” she says. “Don’t move something straight from the fridge into the oven. And don’t take it out of the oven and run under cold water straightaway.”

Stoneware is durable and has a look that lends itself to casual cooking. “It’s easy to care for and can go into the microwave and dishwasher,” says Joanna Ross, design manager, Country Road Homewares, which manufactures the ‘Dipped’ stoneware range.

Cost Generally, the more you pay, the more refined and resilient. Fine bone china is usually the most expensive (10-20 per cent more than porcelain). Although stoneware is sturdy and good for domestic use, it doesn’t have the extreme strength of fine bone china, so chips can occur. It is more affordable, though, and easy to replace.

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JinJin Chinese Restaurant

Authentic Chinese food in Madrid? Yes! It can be found! At JinJin the dim sum is homemade, the soups are bursting with flavor and the fried noodles are authentically awesome. A heaping table full of food at this downtown restaurant will set you back about euros per person.

Address: Calle de San Bernardino, (between metro stops Noveciado and Plaza de España).

El Tigre

No budget guide to Madrid would be complete without the famous El Tigre, where a liter-sized plastic cup filled with beer, wine or sangria comes with a plate piled high with potatoes, fried fish, tortilla and smorgasbord of typical Spanish tapas. And the price tag for this dinner+drink combo? Six euro. It may not be the best quality tapas bar in town, but it very well may be the cheapest.

Address: The original location is Calle de las Infantas, 2(near the Chueca metro stop)

Dance the night away at a free discoteca

Ocho y Medio  (Calle Barceló, 11): A tad bit of planning ahead will get you into this indie-rock club for free. Add your name to the Lista de Puerta and you can get in free between midnight and a.m. or pay 1euro for two mixed drinks or euro for one mixed drink until a.m.

Bogui Jazz  (Calle Barquillo, 29): This club in the Chueca neighborhood of Madrid has free entrance before am, when their more laid-back concert venue transforms into a bumping dance club. Calle Barquillo, 2( near the Chueca metro).

Browse a museum during their free hours

El Prado  (Paseo del Prado, s/n): Monday through Saturday 6-pm and Sunday 5-pm

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía  (Calle de Santa Isabel, 52): Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 7-pm and Sunday from 3-pm  (Calle de Bailén, s/n): Residents of the European Union can get in for free on Monday through Thursday at 6-pm from April to September and Monday through Thursday at 4-pm from October to March.

Museo Taurino (Bullfighting Museum)  (Calle de Alcalá, 237): Always free! Opening hours from March through October are Tuesday through Friday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and am to pm on Sunday. November through February it is open Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Tip: Always double check museum hours before making a visit!

Hunt for treasure at El Rastro

This centuries-old flea market is a maze of nearly 1,000 sellers  offering everything from antique furniture to scarves to gas masks. The streets around Plaza de Cascorro pack with people every Sunday morning as tourists and locals swarm through the market.

Stroll a gorgeous park

El Buen Retiro: Stroll its winding chestnut tree-lined paths, row a tiny boat across its central pond or explore its crystal palace. There are plenty of ways to soak in the sun and the fresh air in Retiro Park. Find it just behind the Prado Museum. Best accessed by the Retiro metro stop on the red line 2.

Parque del Capricho: For a park that is off the beaten path, take the green line nearly to the end and explore a secluded slice of garden romance in Parque del Capricho. It is open only on the weekends from am to 6:30 pm October through March and am to pm April through September.

Other Madrid on a Budget Resources

Check out these websites for their own budget guide to Madrid, complete with upcoming free events and offers!

Madrid Free: The website is in Spanish, but constantly curates the best free and cheap Madrid events in town!

Cheap in Madrid: Another great resource for free and cheap things to do in Madrid, this time in English!

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There’s never been a better time to be a vegetarian, with more and more restaurants now catering for meat-free diets as more than just an afterthought. As the birthplace of the Vegetarian Society, Manchester has plenty of places for vegetarians and vegans to eat at. Some serve purely vegetarian or vegan cuisine while others offer highly-recommended veggie options as part of a wider menu – but we reckon all of them will tempt even the most die-hard carnivore to try a meal without meat. Manchester Food and Drink Festival Award winners The annual Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards are a great gauge of the city’s hottest bars and restaurants. Judged by an expert industry panel including members of the CityLife team, the winners represent the best of Greater Manchester’s food and drink scene. Below are the restaurants that came out on top in 201You can see the full list of winners and nominees here – you won’t go far wrong picking any of them for your next night out.

Restaurant of the year: Hawksmoor, 184-18Deansgate, Manchester (Image: Vincent Cole)

Premium and fine dining restaurant of the year: The French, The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester

Casual dining venue of the year: Volta, 16Burton Road, Didsbury, Manchester

Newcomer of the year: El Gato Negro, 5King Street, Manchester (Image: El Gato Negro Facebook)

Neighbourhood restaurant of the year: Levanter, Square Street, Ramsbottom, Bury

Food pub of the year: Eagle and Child, Whalley Road, Ramsbottom, Bury

Best cheap eats: Northern Soul Grilled Cheese, Church Street, Manchester

CityLife critics’ choices Our food and drink writers are out and about, week in, week out, reviewing the city’s restaurants and bars. It’s not only the food that has to impress to win somewhere a rave review – we’ve got to be equally wowed by the service, drinks, atmosphere and surroundings. Here are some of the restaurants we’ve loved of late and a snippet of what our critics had to say about them. Where The Light Gets In, Stockport

Where The Light Gets In, Stockport (Image: Dominic Salter) “A heart-warming bowl of crisp rat’s tail radish pods and a poached egg yolk soak in a warm, umami broth. A silky fillet of plaice follows, served with a bone broth, refreshing kohlrabi, and ‘some other things,’ chef/owner Sam Buckley says with a grin, as he sets the plate down. Something tells me Buckley enjoys puzzling and pleasing diners in equal measure, which is no bad thing.” Lucy Lovell, December 201Read the full five-star review of Where The Light Gets In. Hispi, Didsbury “Starters are breathtaking. The gin-cured sea trout, pickled cucumber, yoghurt, pink grapefruit and radish pops with colour and delivers a deft hint of juniper and a gentle sharpness. This is a plate of food that comprises little but offers a lot. The truffled potato salad, charred spring onion and ‘crisps’ is so good I would eat it out of a bucket. Or a skip. With a trowel. It might be the best thing I’ve eaten this year.” Simon Binns, November 201Read the full five-star Hispi review. The Refuge, Manchester city centre (Image: The Refuge) “Hiring Volta to run The Refuge was a shrewd move. The team have done more than just sex up The Palace, they’ve brought it down to earth, with humble branding, eclectic taste and a faithful following. They say opposites attract, and this is looking like a match made in heaven.” Lucy Lovell, November 201Read the full four-star review of The Refuge. Baratxuri, Ramsbottom

Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester city centre “Mysore bonda hum gently with green chilli and cumin, their crisp crust yielding to a spongy centre that’s pleading to soak up the coconut chutney and sambar on the side. Chicken lollypops stray into Indo-Chinese territory, deep-fried to sticky perfection and pepped up with a hot garlic sauce. The Madurai masala dosa kicks the heat up a notch, a giant rice and lentil crepe tinted red with a feisty chilli chutney and stuffed with spiced potato.” Emily Heward, April 201Read the full four-star review of the Indian Tiffin Room. El Gato Negro, Manchester city centre (Image: Joby Catto) “Put simply, El Gato Negro is bloody brilliant. It has that understated, easy going charm that is hard to capture and easy to get wrong if you try to force it. By putting the food at the centre of everything, the rest of it – location, rooftop bar, open kitchen, all of that – orbits around it quite nicely. If it can keep up the early work – the casual brilliance that belies the blood, sweat and tears powering El Gato behind the scenes – it has to be considered one of Manchester’s best restaurants.” Simon Binns, March 201Read the full four-star review of El Gato Negro..


Whether you are preparing a formal table setting, casual table setting, or buffet table setting, the comfort of your guests should be top priority. Each style has its own guidelines to follow but your ultimate goal should be to have a table that is attractive and comfortable.

Napkin Folds

Napkins are used for functionality and to add to the decor of the table. Both paper and cloth napkins can be folded to add decoration to your table. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Paper napkins will hold their shape better because the paper holds a crease better than the cloth. They work well for napkin folds that need crisp folds for the design, but the biggest advantage is that they can just be disposed of after they have been used. When working with paper napkins it is best to use a ply napkin and be sure your hands are clean and dry before working with the napkins.

Cloth napkins work well with napkin folds that have a flowing design and if a crisp edge is desired, be sure the napkin has been starched so they hold their crease better when finger pressed. They are softer and more elegant to use. They do not have the prefolded creases so they are easy to work with. They are reusable so they must be laundered, pressed and store. They should be stored flat but if they must be folded to be stored, you may want to wait to press them until just before folding for use.

Basic Napkin Folding Tips

Always work on a clean, dry surface when making napkin folds.

Using a napkin with a right and wrong side makes it easier to follow the folding instructions.

When folding a design that must stand on its own, avoid using cloth napkins that are all cotton or linen because they have a harder time holding a crease and will begin to unfold. A more flowing or spreading design would be best for these types of material.

Paah-pudh or paah-puh-dum

Instead of a bread basket, most Indian restaurants start meals off with these thin, crispy discs made from seasoned black gram flour and served with an assortment of chutneys and spiced pickles for dipping. To make them, cooks tradtionally roll out dough into thin, flat rounds and leave them to dry in the sun. The discs are then either deep-fried or cooked over an open flame depending on the texture desired. Papadums are actually linked to the feminist empowerment movement in India where women would start their own papad-making companies to provide themselves a stable income with minimal start-up costs.

Chun-nah muh-sah-lah

Also known as chole (cho-lay), this dish is most popular in Northern Indian (namely in Punjab), and it is made from chickpeas simmered in a tangy and slightly sour gravy featuring tomatoes, onion, and sometimes garlic, plus a spice mixture consisting of crushed coriander, ginger, red chili powder, garam masala, and amchur (a powder made from dried mangos). As far as curries go, this one is is much drier and rarely made with cream. Mix it with rice and eat by the spoonful, or tear off bits of naan or roti and use them to scoop up the chickpeas.

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Purchasing a new clarinet, whether it is your first or a step-up instrument, is a big decision with many factors to consider. Read on to learn about the critical features and components to consider which will help lead you to the clarinet that’s right for you.

The clarinet family includes a number of instrument types, distinguished by their registers and tunings. To get started, you will want to pinpoint the instrument type that is best suited to you—and to help you do that, this guide will cover the basics by exploring the common clarinet types and some considerations for each.

Keys and plating

The key work on a clarinet will be plated with either nickel or silver (and on rare occasions, gold). Nickel plate is durable, does not tarnish as easily as silver, and has a somewhat shiny appearance. Silver plate is very attractive with a warm, brilliant appearance, has a nice feel to the touch, but tarnishes easily compared to nickel plate. With proper care, silver-plated keys can remain free of tarnish and retain their beauty throughout the instrument’s life.


Even though it’s a small part, a clarinet’s ligature has a big impact on the tone and playability of the instrument.By attaching the reed to the mouthpiece, it controls how much the reed vibrates. To help you deliver a full, rich sound, a ligature needs to let the reed vibrate freely while holding it iin place. A well-designed ligature also can help prevent wear and tear on your reeds, so you get more use out of each one.

Dry climate care

If you live in a dry climate, your clarinet will require more care since moisture is pulled from the wood quickly, causing problems. In this case, using a humidifier will help prevent the wood from drying too rapidly and cracking.

Wet climate care

While keeping your clarinet humidified may be important, too much moisture can also be bad for the instrument. If you will be playing outside in wet conditions, it’s particularly important to apply oil to the bore to keep it clean. Additionally, any time you play the clarinet, you will want to clean it and remove any moisture before placing it back in its case. Not only will dampness make the clarinet’s wood brittle and prone to cracking, but it also can cause corrosion and mold growth.





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Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your Buffet Plates wisely! Good luck!

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