No matter the size of your gathering it is always essential to have at least 3 different types of good quality serveware. My three favorite pieces are a large white porcelain platter, some type of dip bowl, and a large wood cutting board. These three staple pieces offer endless versatility when showcasing your savory treats at your gathering. And, keep in mind they do not need to be used solely for their intended purpose.
Wood cutting boards are my next favorite entertaining essential item because they provide a beautiful backdrop to all your savory treats. Use it to showcase handmade artisan breads, aromatic cheeses, and scrumptious desserts. I recommend owning at least two, large and small. You never know what type of food you will be showcasing at your next gathering.
The final favorite entertaining essential is a large porcelain serving platter. These platters are excellent for showcasing your Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham, and displaying your handmade appetizers. I recommend a basic white platter, it will compliment any dining décor. Also, I suggest owning a couple of these as well and again in various sizes.
Finally, if you can afford it there is one bonus entertaining essential item I suggest owning, some sort of cake stand or raised serving stand. These pieces will add height and functionality to your table. Take notice of the picture below. This table demonstrates all of my favorite essentials and how incorporating unconventional items as well you are able to present a large amount of food while still creating a beautiful and inviting gathering.
Please be sure to follow Inspire to Gather blog, because later this year I will be demonstrating how to build various charcuterie boards and creating beautiful appetizer displays to use at your next gathering. Below is a list of my favorite entertaining essentials and where to purchase them.
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