Buffets have come a long way since they first became most popular in Las Vegas. Often viewed as a less elegant way of serving meals, “food stations” as I like to call them, are a great way to offer your guests creative and delicious choices during any special event.

In order to avoid lines and hungry people, consider having several tables that are “mirrored” (have the same offerings on each table), are double-sided (where guests can access food from both sides of the table), display full platters of selections (not just a few pieces that constantly need to be replenished every minute) and lastly, are professionally supervised so you never run out of meals or it looks picked over!

I, personally, like to have guest tables pre-set with silverware, water, wine glass, napkin and anything else that will allow your friends and family to walk the stations with just a plate. Nothing more inconvenient than having to fumble with utensils, a napkin and possibly a drink, along with a plate of food, before taking your seat.

Be creative with your presentation and don’t be afraid to use different vessels and dramatic florals to compliment your dishes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts are all perfect meal choices for buffets.

“What happens in Vegas” can stay in Vegas because your birthday, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or gala’s culinary stations will have your guests loving Los Angeles!