Also called self-service. Food is attractively arranged on a table, classified and arranged according to proper sequence, from appetizers to desserts. Some equipment like dinner plates and saucers are laid down on the buffet table.
Instead of the waiter serving the guests, the guests go to the buffet table pick up plates and all other items and serve themselves of their own choice.
For a Five item buffet with one dissert and with a ten-person minimum, prices range from 15 dollars a person to 25 dollars, depending on the menu option.
In this case, the chef comes in, cooks and serves the dinner, and cleans the kitchen.