How To Make Your Food Look Great When Served

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Our top picks for servingware

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Hot take: How your food looks actually impacts how it tastes. Popular or unpopular opinion... we're here to guide you in how to display your food well. Because from the trays to the risers to the serving utensils that you choose, you get to set the scene for a phenomenal food experience. Channeling more than just the taste buds. Scroll on to see our expert hostess's favorite recos!

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Risers

Cover plastic risers with napkins or kitchen towels for a more polished presentation. Here’s your chance to add a real pop of personality.

Risers

Cover plastic risers with napkins or kitchen towels for a more polished presentation. Here’s your chance to add a real pop of personality.

Grove Neutral Trays

Serve up cheeses, apps, skewers, fruit, the options abound!

Trays

World Market is a go-to for us. Rectangular or oval platters are easy to find, and so versatile. We love using wood boards as serving platters. Wooden trays (with handles) come in handy as well. If you’re concerned about the material, use a napkin or other liner between the food and the serving platter. Check out a few of our favs below.

Pro Tip: Use risers here to elevate some platters for a more visually appealing display.

Grove Neutral Trays

Serve up cheeses, apps, skewers, fruit, the options abound!

Ceramic Food Platters

Because why go standard and plain when you can add a pop of color? Plus - not many foods are blue (are any?) so complete your color palette with these.

Rustic Wooden Serving Trays

Featuring handles, so you don't even need to attempt to try out the waiter skills you never quite mastered. Make the most of the compartments for a sorted, neat look.

Serving Bowls

Because doesn't everything look better in a bowl? (And taste too!) Whether it's salad, pasta, or drinks on ice, we've picked out some of the top bowls to perfect your scene. Scroll on to see our picks.

Colorful melamine

Add 1-2 melamine bowls for an extra spark of color throughout your display.

Chilled Bowls & Trays

Ice trays are trending right now. Keep your food cool… and look cool doing it.

Shop Amazon ice tray

Go-to Bowl

Your white porcelain bowl for... literally anything. Fits any vibe, and plays well with friends.

Did we mention it's chip resistant?

Bamboo Fiber Salad Bowl

May your serving utensils never go missing again! We love this lid for when you're bringing a dish to a friends' house too!

Metal Tub

Toss in ice, drinks, more ice, and more drinks. Time to party.

Mesh Food Covers

Because warding off the pesky guys that want to eat your gorgeous food displays just don’t have a seat at our table.

Shop Crate and Barrel

Wooden Tiered Serving Ladder

If you're gonna serve one layer of heavy apps... why not serve three?

Tiered Wire Basket

Set up a variety of chips in a small space.

Don't forget the cloth napkins to set them in!

Serving Utensils

Essentials you'll use again and again.

Shop Acacia Salad Hands

Looks like your table is set! All you need now... are the food and drinks to fill things up. Check out a few of these to spark your inspo (and excite your palette).

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