You just had your concrete countertop installed, and you can’t wait to show it off to all of your friends and family for Thanksgiving dinner. Because of it’s resilience to food and stains, you’ve decided your concrete countertop is the perfect place to serve Thanksgiving Dinner buffet-style. To make sure it’s a success, you’ll want to make sure things stay organized amidst the chaos of your Thanksgiving ravagers. The secret is having a good quality sealer for your countertop and then organizing your buffet in the most logical order.
Make Sure You Have a Good Concrete Sealer
Your concrete countertop is a great advantage for Thanksgiving dinner, since it is a beautiful and hardy surface on which to serve your food. It is extremely resilient to staining and liquids if it has a good concrete sealer. So, make sure that your sealer is heavy duty and up to date, since most sealers need to be reapplied after a certain number of days.
Organize the Food
Believe it or not, you can control the way the buffet line operates without having to stand there and direct the whole time. You just need to organize the serving dishes properly. Start by putting everything in serving dishes, even the sides like sour cream and butter spreads. You may have to label some serving dishes, but it will be worth it when you eliminate the line hold ups that come with fumbling to open containers and jars.
You’ll also want to organize the food logically. People generally want the main dish first, and then they’ll load up on the side dishes after that. So, put the meat platter towards the beginning. If your side dishes require additives (such as dressing for a salad or butter for the rolls or potatoes) place them right next to each other. People can glob their additives on quickly without delay.
End the line with your breads and drinks. People can put the bread on top of the rest of their food if they run out of plate space, which is particularly likely on Thanksgiving. Not only should you serve the drinks at the end of the line, but you should also have the cups already filled if possible. This will reduce drippage from the original drink container and decrease the time it takes to get everyone through the line.
With these things in mind, your buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner should go off without a hitch, and your kitchen will be back to its normal working order in no time. Hey while you’re at it, remember your messy nephews? They can be pretty rough on your house. Protect your floors with custom concrete flooring.