AOO Events creates a medieval mix for this 1,000-guest event with a dramatically draped buffet presented in a swagged tent.
John Daly Inc. International evokes Provence with this buffet in front of a painted backdrop of sunflowers. Weathered materials provide texture.
No self-serve at this buffet: Epcot Events offers helping hands to serve dishes to guests.
For the "hell" segment of a "heaven and hell" party, Tribble Creative Group uses intelligent lighting to heat things up.
The Oakhurst Country Club hosts a mixer to draw new members by creating San Francisco-themed buffets. Here, a nod to Chinatown.
This buffet at the Oakhurst Country Club gives a nod to Morgan Territory, an area nearby rich with cattle ranches spread over rolling hills. A chef in cowboy attire completes the vignette.
The Chicago Marriott Downtown and The Meetinghouse Companies create buffets celebrating "Our Town USA," complete with the "town square," "flower shop," "ice cream parlor" and even a functioning barber shop.
Expo Events takes guests from Chicago to Los Angeles on a buffet that re-creates famed Route 66. The buffet evokes 10 U.S. cities via iconic elements such as the St. Louis Gateway Arch, prairie windmills, and seashore paraphernalia.
For a client-appreciation holiday party at a law firm's offices, Good Gracious! Events uses white organza-draped buffets, and then creates a world of looks for an event with international food and flair. Here, spicy food is complemented by vases with vivid floral and an evocative neon sign. Photo by John R. Williams.
Good Gracious! Events complements Italian foods with distressed marble tiers bearing rustic platters and glossy white pots filled with herbs. Italianate columns and statues complete the look. Photo by John R. Williams.
White twinkle lights sparkle against oversize glass balls to create a holiday table from Good Gracious! Events. Photo by John R. Williams.
Good Gracious! Events dreams up a wintry buffet via rustic wood carving boards, mirror rounds, bare branches, "snow" and pine cones. Photo by John R. Williams.
Food is pretty decor, too, as seen in this caramel apple "tree," the centerpiece of a dessert buffet from Good Gracious! Events.
For a California couple who got engaged in Bora Bora, A Wynning Event evokes the islands with a cold buffet decked out with palm fronds and "grass" skirting.
For an event at an art gallery, Design Cuisine covers the buffet "cubes" with colorful corrugated paper.
A 15-foot ice table from Steve Kemble makes a cool display for fresh raw seafood.
Elki Jacobs uses tiled walls in Tel Aviv as backdrops for buffets brimming with authentic Mediterranean food.
A Mediterranean array from Elki Jacobs.
For the NACE "Blue Party," Ridgewells uses blue boxes to display a tempting array.
Good Gracious! Events creates an enchanting dessert table featuring fanciful "trees" bearing edible ornaments.
Someone's in the Kitchen creates a buffet perfect for a seaside wedding reception using white drape and oversize martini glasses, with the food providing the color.
Gulf seafood is the star at a Louisiana seafood station created by the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Here, oyster shooters and shrimp remoulade.
Someone's in the Kitchen lets beams of ice-blue light play off this buffet's silver pieces and white floral to underscore the party's "Winter White Wonder" theme.
John Daly Inc. International contrasts rustic and elegant with this high-style buffet treatment, part of a wedding reception held at the barn of the family estate.
The fish looks good: The event team at Monterey Bay Aquarium lets the exhibits serve as beautiful backdrops for its buffets.
A cocktail station decked with white parasols and pink roses hits the right note for a young girl's first communion party, created by A Joy Wallace Catering Production and Design Team.
Cheerful gobos brighten the buffet at an event from Major the Gourmet Ltd.
Elegant appetizer lollipops from Eatertainment Catering and Special Events serve as buffet centerpieces.
Orange slices sandwiched under glass make a dramatic buffet from Continental Catering.
A Joy Wallace rolls out the pink carpet for a luxury store opening, including this sleek pink buffet table topped with silver vases sporting anthuriums.