The type of catering supplies that you might buy when you are starting a catering business differs according to your needs. A baby shower or a birthday party for a child calls for the use of simple trays and even simpler dishes. For the same function, there might be an affluent customer, who might demand more catering supplies. You should probably choose more lavish or more sophisticated catering supplies. There are so many varieties of catering supplies that are available in the market like angled bowl risers, beverage servers or party barrel. Wine coolers and chafing dishes are not at all out of place in larger parties. Decorative catering supplies actually adds to the overall mood and look of the venue. Naturally, the area where the food is served should also be decorated. Aside from that, the dining area should also be set up nicely. With good lighting and tasteful decorations, the whole place will be conducive to a party atmosphere. A huge difference can be made by a tasteful choice of table runners, table cloths or table napkins. Beautiful and colorful candles, flower vases or other center piece decoration items can be used on the dining tables. You can also choose beverage trays made out of polyethylene material. They are the preferred choice because of the amount of insulation they provide. For beverage dispensers, you can choose those that are well-sealed. When you cater a large party, you should expect the number of people to be quite large. There are beverage servers that can now hold as much as 5 gallons, so that would be the more prudent choice. When you use angled bowl risers, it makes the dining area more spacious. If you use risers with more tiers, then you can save more space. To make things easier for the guests, place the dishes with large quantities at the bottom tier and the ones with less quantity at the top. Chafing dishes are also highly important in any party. You will find a lot of use for the round chafing dishes and the fold up chafer. Economy chafers are also available. Fold-up chafers are highly effective in keeping the food warm. If you look at the bottom of chafing dishes, you will find that they have separate legs. It can be easily folded and transportation also seems to be easy. Cutlery and crockery sets have to be bought according to the requirement. Often you will also find yourself making use of disposable items. For instance disposable flatwares, foil pans and aluminum foils are needed. It is not strange to be needing disposable cups and containers, as well as butcher papers, can liners and gloves during these times. The display tray that is used must also be highly innovative. It is not enough that the dishes are superb, they should also be displayed to perfection. The guests would not want to eat something that looks unappealing and unappetizing; they won’t probably even try to taste it so even if it tastes really good, it will be ignored. Thus you can even use some decorative catering supplies like chocolate fountain base or buffet utensils. In small birthday parties, water pitchers are highly useful. Serving utensils like knives, tongs, salad servers and pot forks are also needed.