Laced With Style
A touch of class can be added to any occasion serving food or drinks with QAR’s Embossed White Tray Papers with their decorative, yet subtle, lace pattern. From society weddings offering traditional silver service, to casual summer gatherings with drinks served on the lawn, these tray papers will add a decorative finishing touch to any presentation.
Providing a barrier between the food, the utensils, and the serving tray, and making cleaning up easier without any compromise to appearance or function, these disposable tray papers are the ideal solution for adding that extra element of elegance to any event.
Typically lending themselves to a more traditional presentation, they are popular in venues where silver service is the order of the day.
Silver service has now come to be recognised as any top class service in high end establishments. Traditionally, however, it is a more specific type of service following the highest echelons of etiquette.
From the late 17th and early 18th century in British upper class mansions and estates, traditional silver service was practiced at every meal.
Traditional silver service involves dishes being served by a waiter at the table, transferring food from a serving dish to the guest’s plate, always from the left, using a serving fork with a spoon underneath to make a pincer like tool.
Historically of course, these dishes and utensils were all made of solid silver.
The guest to the host's right is served first, usually a female guest. Service continues anti - clockwise ending with the host. At a wedding, first served would be the bride, then the bride’s mother and then the groom. Glasses are arranged in a diagonal from the right, for water and each wine, according to the course. The plates are then cleared from the right.
Staff work simultaneously to make sure the process is seamless - an art.
In butler service, however, the diner helps themselves from a serving plate held by the butler. Traditionally, butler service was offered on Sunday evenings, when the usual waiting staff of the aristocratic families had the evening free, and the butler would help out at dinner, not his usual service!
There are many variations to this traditional service and even the most formal is still practiced to this day.
Today, however, dining experiences tend to be quicker and more casual than those of 18th century Britain, but the classic embossed lace design on our white tray papers are a nod to this era.
Bring a touch of the traditional to your modern day events with a classic, yet contemporary, design which will enhance your presentation whilst making the cleaning up easier.
By Tara Gibson