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How to set up a buffet table

Setting a buffet table is an art that combines functionality with aesthetic appeal. The key to a successful buffet lies in the thoughtful arrangement of food and dinnerware to ensure a smooth and enjoyable dining experience for your guests. Whether you're hosting a casual family gathering or an elegant event, the right setup can make all the difference. At Rosenthal, we offer a wide range of exquisite porcelain serving bowls, trays, and dishes to enhance your buffet presentation. With our products, you can create a visually stunning and efficient buffet table that will impress your guests and elevate your event.

a buffet table set with rosenthal Blend bowls and cups and a picture of jazz music player on the wall as eye chatcher

Enhance Your Buffet Table with the Perfect Serving Items

Creating an impressive buffet table starts with choosing the right serving items. At Rosenthal, we offer an extensive selection of elegant porcelain pieces designed to elevate your presentation. Our serving bowls are perfect for salads and sides, while our serving trays provide a sophisticated way to display appetizers and desserts. Use our beautifully crafted dishes to showcase main courses, and our stylish platters or stands for an attractive arrangement of cheeses and fruits. Each piece is designed to not only be functional but also to add a touch of elegance to your buffet setup. With Rosenthal’s diverse range of serving items, you can create a buffet table that is both practical and visually stunning, ensuring your guests have an unforgettable dining experience.

Serving platters

With Rosenthal serving platters, you get the ideal presentation surface for your antipasti and appetizers. Whether it's the minimalist serving platters from the Rosenthal TAC collection designed by Walter Gropius, the classically opulent models from the Versace collection, or modern stoneware platters in fresh colors from Rosenthal Junto, our serveware combines innovative design and the highest quality. The aesthetics of the small and large porcelain serving platters range from timeless and urban to colorful and subtle, featuring delicate reliefs and clean shapes. Before purchasing, you should always consider what you plan to serve on the platter.

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Tiered Stands & etageres

The high-quality porcelain tiered stands from Rosenthal and Versace are a feast for the eyes and will become the centerpiece of your buffet table. They are perfect for presenting a variety of dishes and delicacies. Use tiered stands instead of cake platters to festively showcase sweet treats. Whether as a classic white tiered stand or an extravagant piece with golden decor, each porcelain item in our collection exudes timeless beauty, enriching any festive table or buffet. For those who prefer something unique, a tiered stand from Versace is the perfect choice. Rich colors and intricate patterns give the Versace-designed tiered stands Jungle Animalier and Barocco Mosaic a distinctive look, making them valuable as table decorations as well. Discover the beauty and elegance of our designer tiered stands, crafted from the finest porcelain.

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Several Rosenthal TAC White stacked bowls

Serving Bowls

With Rosenthal serving bowls, you can elegantly and stylishly present salads, pasta dishes, and much more on any buffet table. From large porcelain serving bowls to smaller bowls and dishes, we offer high-quality porcelain serving bowls in various sizes and designs. Whether for everyday use or festive occasions, our serving bowls provide the perfect combination of functionality and style.

Timeless beauty is what lovers of classic tableware bring home with the Rosenthal Maria serving bowl. On the other hand, you can also discover modern serving bowls at Rosenthal. The innovative bowl from the popular TAC collection, in the Bauhaus style, impresses with clean lines and a timeless design that suits any occasion. Serve extravagantly with the Medusa Rhapsody bowl from the unique Rosenthal meets Versace collection – where the meal almost becomes secondary.

Whichever design you choose, Rosenthal serving bowls are the finishing touch on any buffet table.

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Happy gathering!

Create a delightful and inviting buffet table setting that will make your gatherings truly special. With a touch of creativity and attention to detail, your buffet table can become a centerpiece that sets a positive tone for the entire event. From elegant serveware to thoughtfully arranged platters and decorations, your table will reflect the warmth and joy of sharing a meal with guests.

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