As a chef, you know that presentation can be just as important as flavor. Catering success often hinges on how well your dishes are presented. Whether it’s a casual happy hour or a sophisticated wedding reception, the right look can wow your guests and make your dishes even more unforgettable. Using stylish and practical presentation items can set your events apart.

Here are a few quick tips for catering presentation success:

Familiar Foods, New Presentations: Mini appetizers are a fun way to serve food, and guests love seeing familiar dishes in bite-sized portions. These manageable portions allow people to enjoy their food while easily carrying on conversations. Our small cubes and slanted cups are perfect for displaying miniature versions of your favorite dishes.

Serve It on a Stick: Skewers & picks are a fantastic way to present food. From fruit and desserts to hors d’oeuvres like mini Caprese kebobs, serving food on a stick adds a playful and practical element to your presentation.

Keep It Easy to Eat: Ensure your food is easy to eat without making a mess. Serving dishes in ways that prevent spills and drips will keep your guests’ fingers, clothes, and faces clean. Think tasting spoons or pinewood cones to keep it all contained.

Now, let’s explore how you can use some of our favorite catering items to impress your guests at every occasion.

Just a Taste

Bamboo Pick with Loop 4″ – item #90137

These 4″ bamboo knot food picks are essential for any event. They’re not just functional; they’re an eco-friendly choice that adds a touch of elegance to your presentations. Ideal for hors d’oeuvres or martini bars, these picks are perfect for skewering anything from cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls to cocktail olives and cheese cubes. Picture a tray of vibrant Caprese skewers or a martini bar with olives and twists, each stylishly held by these bamboo picks.

Asian Spoon 5″ – item #99640

These 5″ Asian spoons from Belix are a fantastic choice for serving small bites with sophistication. Made from high-quality clear plastic, they have the look of glass and the durability you need for busy events. Use them to serve items like seared scallops with a dab of citrus sauce or tiny portions of tuna tartare. Their deep spoon bowls can hold a bit of sauce, enhancing the flavor experience for your guests while staying mess-free.

Fork – Corn Resin 4.2″ – item #99628

These petite forks are made from corn resin, making them biodegradable and a great choice for environmentally friendly events. They are perfect for serving small bites such as mini meatballs, cheese samples, or tiny desserts like brownie bites. The sturdy construction ensures they can handle a variety of foods without breaking or bending.

Spoon Clear 4.2″- item #99638

The clear plastic petite taster spoons from Belix are perfect for sampling and tasting events. Use these spoons to offer samples of soups, sauces, or small bites like caviar with crème fraîche. Their clear design ensures that the focus remains on the food, making them ideal for showcasing colorful ingredients.

Pinewood Presentation

Pinewood Cone 7.1″ – item #98110

Belix’s pinewood cones are made from sustainable materials, making them perfect for eco-conscious events. These cones are versatile and can be used for canapés, appetizers, sides, or desserts. Imagine serving crispy tempura shrimp or a selection of artisanal cheeses and dried fruits in these natural, biodegradable cones. Their rustic look pairs beautifully with outdoor or nature-themed events.

Pinewood Boats –

item #98109 (2.8×2), item #98090 (4.5×2.6), item #98359 (6.7×3.3), item #98178 (8.7×4.1)

Belix’s pinewood boats are elegant, multi-purpose serving dishes that can make a statement at any event. Available in various sizes, these boats can be used for appetizers, sides, or even as unique dessert displays. Think of serving sushi rolls, antipasto assortments, or fruit salads in these natural wood boats. Their aesthetic appeal and functionality make them a hit at both casual and formal gatherings.

Modern Elegance

These items are made from polypropylene, a durable and versatile material that makes them an excellent choice for catering events. Polypropylene is known for its high resistance to chemicals, heat, and impact, ensuring that these cups can handle a variety of foods and settings without losing their integrity. Additionally, polypropylene is lightweight and easy to handle, making it convenient for both the server and the guest.

Bowl – Square Slanted 2.7oz – item #98079

The frosted translucent square slanted bowls from Belix are both reusable and recyclable, making them a sustainable choice for any event. These bowls are perfect for serving individual portions of salads, desserts, or appetizers. Imagine a delightful shrimp ceviche or a rich chocolate mousse served in these sleek, modern bowls. Their unique slanted design not only adds visual appeal but also makes it easy for guests to enjoy every bite.

Rectangle Cube – item #02952

The petite rectangle cubes from Belix are ideal for presenting a variety of small dishes. Their compact size and sleek design make them perfect for serving amuse-bouches, mini desserts, or savory bites. Use them to serve items like goat cheese and fig jam on toast points or mini tiramisu. These cubes add a touch of modern elegance to your food displays.

Slanted Cup 2.2oz – item #98080

Square Slanted Cup – item #98106

These slanted cups are made from recyclable materials and are designed to enhance the presentation of hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Their translucent appearance gives a contemporary look to any dish and you can choose between a squared off or rounded look. Perfect for serving small portions of salads, layered desserts, or appetizers like crab salad with avocado. The slanted design allows for easy access to every delicious layer. Imagine serving a refreshing gazpacho or a layered berry parfait in these elegant cups.

You can find these items & more at our “Love at First Bite – Catering Essentials” featured list on the app.

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