Keeping the Buffet Cool on a Hot Summer Day
Summertime is party time. You’ve got corporate summer parties, weddings, birthdays, graduations, BBQs, anniversaries, pool parties, garden parties, family reunions, picnics, and “we don’t need a reason” parties. Finding an excuse to throw a party in the summertime is the easy part. The hard part is keeping your party buffet cool on a hot summer day.
Outdoor catering equipment for summer parties
Of course, the company is what is going to make your summer party, but if you are going to be serving a buffet of food, you need to remember to bring plenty of ice, as well as plenty of catering equipment and serving equipment that will help keep your buffet cool. Making sure that cold dishes remain cold is important not only for flavor and presentation but also for health reasons. That potato salad isn’t going to be so appetizing after a few hours in the summer heat. The mayo may have even gone bad, risking giving your guests food poisoning.
Ice trays, buckets, and tubs
You’ve probably thought of a big cooler or container with ice for the cold drinks, but you’ll want to find similar equipment that will keep the food cool as well. Fill up a bunch of bowls, trays, and other serving equipment to hold ice, then place the tray of food on top to keep it cool. This is great for dips, salads, veggie plates, cheese plates, and other cold dishes that you are serving. A crisp, fresh green salad is going to wilt quickly in the heat, becoming both unappetizing and unappealing. A cheese plate of fancy artisanal cheeses isn’t going to look so fancy once it starts sweating in the heat and turning at the edges.
By placing your buffet foods on ice, you can keep your buffet looking and tasting good all party long.
Renting catering and serving equipment
At Colorado Party Rentals, we have a large selection of party rental serving equipment for any occasion. So, go ahead and throw your outdoor summer party in the sun, but keep your buffet table cool at all times.