What Kind of Chafing Dish Do You Need? – Video

Posted on April 25, 2013
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You wouldn’t expect a chafing dish to be a guest’s nemesis, but it is possible. As living proof of this observation, I’ll share a little story.

At a fancy-pants event a while back, I found myself in line for an opulent buffet. As I scooped up a serving with the large serving spoon, I knocked the lid of the chafing dish off its perch and watched it slam into the delicate appetizer display nearby. As pieces of bite-size bruschetta went flying, other guests in line stepped back, gasped and exchanged “oh no she didn’t” looks to each other.

I felt like a fool. But was it really my fault?

Catering Faux-Pas: But Am I to Blame?

I say no. It was the chafing dish’s fault. Why? Because the set up was all wrong. Sure it looked nice, but that only lasted as long as people weren’t actively using the buffet to serve themselves food. This caterer had opted for a lift-off chafing dish, when a roll-top chafing dish would have been the better choice.

Avoid a chafing dish disaster and watch the video below to learn more about how to select the right chafing dish for your next event.

Image Credit: The Fashion Spot


Maggie Moulatsiotis Maggie Moulatsiotis (68 Posts)

Maggie is the Content Development Manager at FoodServiceWarehouse.com, a pescetarian and a newly minted DIY and home cook extraordinaire. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and very cute puppy, Puka.

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