Some basic tips should be kept in mind while having buffet. Some of them are mentioned below.
Patience never hurts: It doesn’t matter how hungry you are, don’t jump the queue. Be patient. The food will not run away, and can always be replenished.
Use the serving spoon: Don’t use your fingers to help yourself. Serve your food using the designated utensils to prevent mixing foods, and take care when moving food from the serving dish to your plate to avoid accidental spills.
Don’t eat in the buffet line: We surely know that the food is delicious, but wait to eat until you reach your table. It is not polite to taste or eat the chicken wing in the buffet line.
Use a plate, not a platter: All-you-can-eat buffets inspire gargantuan servings, but it is better to make an extra trip for a second helping than to heap your plate into a mountain. Just because it is a buffet doesn’t mean that you should turn it into an ‘all-you-can-eat’ occasion.
Use different plates: Try to use different plates for different courses; for example, dessert and sea food should not be on the same plate.
(With inputs from Ashish Joshi,Executive Chef, Jaypee Siddharth Hotel)