By: Linda LaBarge
It seems like we have been doing Dessert Buffets here at Peppers Fine Catering, well forever. When we first began serving desserts buffet style, we weren’t sure what to expect. After we begun to see a growing interest in Dessert Buffets, we knew it was time for a makeover that would make the interest even greater.
When choosing desserts for each station, everything including the color, flavor, and size of each dessert must be taken into account so that they fit in with the rest of your party. Sure enough, each dessert must then pass the taste testing staff’s approval of deliciousness, and they are picky!
There are many benefits to having a dessert buffet at an event or party. If you are holding a large function, they are great guest pleasers. Your guests will enjoy the option of more than one dessert and will be able to move about, schmoozing after speeches or meetings. This goes for weddings, too! Rather than going with the traditional wedding cake, a dessert buffet can add a unique touch and a variety of flavor.
Recently we catered an anniversary event for a local company who were hosting their top customers. They chose 1970’s Movies as their theme with Willie Wonka for the dessert buffet. We had a lot of fun creating the design and props for the buffet; the best looking part was definitely the 15 pounds of chocolate in one of the display vases!
Almost anything can be included in a buffet from simple desserts such as brownies, dipped fruit, and cookies, to the more sublime including dessert custards, seasonal mousse cups, and unique mini sweets. Over the past year I have experimented with our items and am now offering four buffet options. Each is given their own name, like Buffet 1, 2 or 3 and the Sweet Table, all with delicious foods included. Take a look at some of our dessert pictures and check out our Dessert Buffet Menu online as well. Happy eating!