Creating eye catching buffets


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How to use a few basic catering buffet pieces, and, change from one themed event to another using economical tips and tricks.

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Creating eye catching buffets

  1. 1. Brenda Hamm John Becker Hubert Company Creating Eye Catching Buffets: Working With What You Have
  2. 2. Essentials for Success
  3. 3. Start with the Basics
  4. 4. Elements for Success <ul><li>Think outside the box & use it </li></ul>
  5. 5. Elements for Success <ul><li>Cluster items together to form groupings </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Look for items that are versatile and can used in different sets </li></ul>Elements for Success
  7. 7. Essentials for Success <ul><li>Fastest-growing source of revenue for clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Forecasted continued long-term growth </li></ul><ul><li>Remember these four things: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Essentials for Success <ul><li>Value </li></ul><ul><li>High Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Support </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Cooperation </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Value </li></ul><ul><li>Customers demand it </li></ul><ul><li>Customers will pay more for perceived value </li></ul>Essentials for Success
  10. 10. <ul><li>High Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly defined </li></ul><ul><li>Consistently enforced </li></ul><ul><li>Special attention must be paid to the quality of the food </li></ul>Essentials for Success
  11. 11. <ul><li>Staff Support </li></ul><ul><li>Use your food service personnel for your catering operations </li></ul><ul><li>Have enough staff </li></ul><ul><li>Be observant </li></ul>Essentials for Buffet Success
  12. 12. Essentials for Success <ul><li>Internal Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Dry Run to ensure harmony </li></ul>
  13. 13. Essentials for Success <ul><li>Internal Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Have regular staff meetings </li></ul>
  14. 14. Essentials for Success <ul><li>Bottom Line </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to stay within budget using base items and accents to fit themes </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps focus on food </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances perceived value </li></ul>
  15. 15. Essentials for Success <ul><li>Bottom Line </li></ul><ul><li>Less is more… less work, more ambiance creates a more satisfying dining experience for you and your customers </li></ul>
  16. 16. Essentials for Success <ul><li>Build Your Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Customer requests </li></ul><ul><li>New food ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Current events </li></ul><ul><li>Historical events </li></ul><ul><li>Seasons and Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Photos of previous work </li></ul>
  17. 17. Essentials for Success <ul><li>Great source of revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasurable customer experience </li></ul><ul><li>Keep cash sales on site </li></ul><ul><li>Higher perceived value </li></ul>
  18. 18. 5 Elements of Merchandising
  19. 19. 5 Elements of Merchandising <ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Décor </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Texture </li></ul>5 Elements of Merchandising
  21. 21. <ul><li>Texture </li></ul>5 Elements of Merchandising
  22. 22. <ul><li>Texture </li></ul>5 Elements of Merchandising
  23. 23. <ul><li>Color </li></ul>5 Elements of Merchandising
  24. 24. <ul><li>Color </li></ul>5 Elements of Merchandising
  25. 25. 5 Elements of Merchandising <ul><li>Color </li></ul>Solid Red Ceramics Soft Earth-Tone Display ware Patina Wire Basket w/Verdigris-like Finish
  26. 26. <ul><li>Landscape </li></ul>5 Elements of Merchandising
  27. 27. <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary for optimal food product presentations; the “high rise” effect </li></ul><ul><li>Leads a customer’s eye through a display </li></ul><ul><li>Enables customer to quickly scan food selections </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances self-service </li></ul><ul><li>Allows food to be displayed at various heights or levels </li></ul>Landscaping The “Ups and Downs” of Visual Merchandising 5 Elements of Merchandising
  28. 28. 5 Elements of Merchandising Decor
  29. 29. 5 Elements of Merchandising Decor
  30. 30. <ul><li>Communication </li></ul>5 Elements of Merchandising
  31. 31. <ul><li>Communication </li></ul>5 Elements of Merchandising
  32. 32. Extreme Buffets
  33. 33. Extreme Buffets
  34. 34. Extreme Buffets
  35. 35. Extreme Buffets
  36. 36. Extreme Buffets
  37. 37. Brenda Hamm John Becker Hubert Company Creating Eye Catching Buffets: Working With What You Have