Planning your Holiday Dinner? Rent the Dinner and Cooking Ware You Need
Dinnerware Rental For your Holiday Season Events
The holiday season is here, which means you’re bound to have some big holiday dinners and party ideas coming up. With the stress of the holidays the season can end up being more of a hassle than a celebration! This is especially true if you’re cooking for an entire family. You’ll want to plan your meals and put together a master shopping list that covers everything from meals and snacks to special baked treats.
Holiday dinners are a huge undertaking. You might find your kitchen unequipped to bring your delicious menu to life and in serious need of some dinnerware rental. With that in mind, here’s a comprehensive list of kitchenware, small appliances, and accessories you can rent to help you cook better.
1. Platter for the Main Dish
Every dinner party needs a main entrée. A platter is a large flat dish or plate used to highlight the main entrée, appetizer, or dessert. Depending on the size of your dinner party, you’ll need a platter large enough to present the turkey, lamb, roast, or ham.
Make sure to get some matching bowls for the side dishes. If serving family-style, go for smaller bowls that make it easier to pass the mashed potatoes, green beans, and other side dishes.
2. Charger Plates
Charger plates are large decorative plates used as a base setting onto which other serving plates are placed. They’re used to catch pieces of food and prevent spills and messes. Chargers, or under plates, also help keep the heat in dinnerware so your guests can enjoy food at the served temperature all through.
Here are some extra ways you can use charger plates:
- Group pillar candles to create an elegant centerpiece
- Pass around small appetizers and desserts
- Set firm foundation for the table setting
3. Tureens and Sauciers
A tureen is a deep, covered dish for serving soups and stews. These large dishes that come in a variety of shapes and sizes allow you to serve many guests at your table without a hassle. Get some sauciers to complement your tureen and serve your soup, sauces, or gravy.
4. Baking Utensils
The holidays involve a lot of baking, from main dishes to pastries and cakes. Baking is all about precision, so you’ll want to have all the tools in your kitchen. Make sure you have the following tools on hand before getting started.
- Baking pans and dishes for your casseroles and main dishes
- Measuring cups and spoons (liquid and dry)
- Spatulas, scrapers, and turners
- Pastry brush (a more handy tool than you realize)
- Whisks and fine-mesh sieves
5. Serving Utensils
It’s crucial to use the correct utensils for each menu item. Every dish served should have it’s own utensils. You’ll need everything from tongs and forks for picking items to spoons for scooping, steak knives, plus cooking and beverage supplies. Function must always be a priority when choosing dinnerware items.
Set The Right Mood with a Dinnerware Rental
There’s no limit to what you can rent when hosting a Christmas party. Yes, even dinner tables and accompanying place settings and decor, if you’re hosting a larger party than your regular one can accommodate.
As chefs and other culinary experts will tell you, the presentation of the food is half the battle. First impressions matter and always last – this rings true for dinner parties as much as it does for weddings and other formal affairs.
The great thing about cookingware rental is you can get matching sets that will bring a table together and bring an added air of sophistication to your event. Getting the tableware right will help set the mood by complementing the general theme of the dinner as well as the visual aspects of the food.
Looking for dinnerware rentals in Tampa? Check out our rental catalog today. Give Elite Events & Rentals a call at 727-791-7082.