Buffetware encompasses any serving or display items primarily designated for the front of the house.


Custom serving solutions can encompass a variety of equipment, but common items include serving/buffet equipment, underbar/undercounter refrigeration, and hot and cold food wells.

Serving lines should not require extensive cleaning if maintained properly during daily operation. Cleaning the hot or cold wells after each use will keep them running effectively. Quarterly or semiannual planned maintenance provides an opportunity to make sure that the equipment is running at peak efficiency.

Buffetware is about more than serving capabilities and aesthetics. These items also can help foodservice operators control food shrink and waste. Durability, functionality and appearance are key factors to consider when specifying these items.

With buffetware, caterers should be able to get a minimum of three to five years out of smaller, single units. That said, the larger custom units have a much longer life expectancy. Proper maintenance of the equipment always plays a huge role in determining the life cycle of these pieces.

Buffetware not only addresses operator needs for serving capabilities and aesthetics, but it also helps control food shrink and waste. The focus is on durability, functionality and appearance.


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