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100 + Food Bar Ideas





Baked Potato Bar 


 BAKED POTATO BAR

Baked potatoes with buffet style toppings like bacon, sour cream,
chives, chili, cheese, mushrooms, any kind of meat and guacamole. 
You could also make specialty potatoes like a "taco tater", or a 
"chili cheese tater-the possibilities are endless...



bar with 2 potatoes 
via; Yummly found HERE

SWEET POTATO BAR

Basics: salt, freshly ground pepper, butter, sour cream (or yogurt)
Cheese: shredded cheddar/jack, crumbled blue/feta, grated Parmesan; ricotta
Fresh herbs/seasonings: chopped fresh basil, cilantro, oregano, chives or dill,
crushed red pepper;
Meats: chili, taco meat, fajita chicken or beef, pulled pork, bacon,
chopped ham, salami, meatballs, salmon
Vegetables: chopped scallions or red onions; steamed broccoli, green beans, snow peas,
or asparagus; grilled corn; canned beans, chopped fresh tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes;
sauteed spinach mushrooms or onions, roasted red peppers; jalapenos; thawed frozen peas
chopped avocado or guacamole, coleslaw.
Sauces and Dressings: salsa; barbecue sauce; gravy; alfredo sauce; nacho sauce, blue cheese
or ranch salad dressing; marinara sauce - or other red Italian sauce; pesto
Sweets: brown sugar, honey, maple syrup
Toasted Nuts: sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, peanuts
 

via;Pinterest

Soup Bar

Offer a variety of hot homemade soups, these can be accompanied 
by platters of different cheeses and a variety of crackers, or even better
 by homemade breads and rolls. 

http://wesleyanbarnweddings.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html
Via; The Barns at Wesleyan Hills found HERE

http://spicedblog.com/6-comforting-soup-recipes.html
via spiceblog found HERE


1. Taco Soup {Food Doodles} 2. Lentil & Bacon Oregano Soup {Verses From My Kitchen}
 3. Roasted Red Pepper & Onion Soup {Including Cake!} 4. Jalapeno-Ginger Butternut 
Squash Soup {Sunset} 5. Baked Potato Soup {Southern Living} 6. Onion Soup {FDL}





http://www.weddingomania.com/35-awesome-wedding-food-bar-ideas-for-any-taste/
via;weddingomania found HERE

http://livewellnetwork.com/Lets-Dish/recipes/Appenzeller-Sandwiches/8424654
via; livewellnetwork found HERE

FANCY GRILLED CHEESE BAR

Setup is a cinch. Just buy cheeses known for melting easily—
like Gruyère, cheddar and Fontina—and stock up on rye,
white and sourdough breads. Don't forget an array of sophisticated toppings.
To cook, have a skillet ready for your guests to grill at will. Butter the outsides
of the bread, then add two slices of cheese and any mixture of toppings.
Cook on one side until the bread is golden brown, then flip.




Peanut Butter, and other nut butters with Jam Bar

Simply set up an assortment here of nut butters, Nutella, etc
include lots of fresh jams and even some apple butter!




http://weeknitemeals.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/roll-your-own-spring-rolls/
via; weeknight meals found HERE

RICE NOODLE WRAP BAR 
{Spring rolls}

Guests can build a wrap of lettuce, glass noodles, bean sprouts, 
barbeque pork, shrimp, Chinese sausage, carrot, dikon radish, peppers, 
mushrooms, coriander, mint, chopped peanuts, green onions and browned 
garlic  served with sweet chilli sauce, peanut sauce and fish sauce.



  
http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/2011/06/pad-thai.html
via; bouffeebambini found HERE


PAD THAI BAR

A cook will prepare thin rice noodles tossed together with your
choice of shrimp, chicken, tofu, green onions and garlic in peanut sauce,
topped with bean sprouts, peanuts and coriander, you could even buy those

Chinese take away boxes to put it in, and add a pair of chopsticks as well! 




http://www.flickr.com/photos/janiehaas/5390397419/
via; Janie Haas flickr river Found HERE

Sushi Bar

Serve up a variety of prepared Sushi set up and chilled for guests.







via; Pinterest


http://englishmanorblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/delicious-foods-at-some-amazing.html
via; English Manor Blog Found HERE

Stir-Fry Food Station

A delicious stir fry being freshly prepared and served along with sushi, 
spring rolls and Edamame pot stickers.... yummy!







Raw Seafood Stations


Raw Seafood Bar


Serve a variety of fresh, raw seafood on ice
complete with several dipping sauces.







Oyster Bar

Simple, yet elegant.

via; The Walrus Bar found HERE


Adorable set up Oyster Bar...






Via; Pinterest  
Salmon Bar

With all the sides included on a spoon!








via; Paula Dean found HERE


Fish Boil Bar 


The whole set up for a fish boil set up and
dumped in buckets for guests!





Asian Food Station


via; Rooted in love found HERE

Asian Wok Bar

Serving up all sorts of favorites, gingered beef
sweet and sour chicken... the list is endless!




via; Food Network found HERE

Ceviche Bar 

The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices, 
such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají or chili peppers.



Via; Pinterest

Catfish Poorboy Station 

Serve up with plenty of dips!



Via; Food and Wine Found HERE

Oysters Rockefella Bar






Clam Bake Bar




Via; Pinterest

Paella Bar 

Include a Salad: Hearts of romaine salad with Spanish green olives, 
manchego cheese and red onion vinaigrette:
Rustic bread and extra virgin olive oil:

Choice of Paella 

Chicken, Spanish Chorizo and Piquillo pepper paella
Prawn, black mussel and Bilboa sausage paella
Artichoke, green bean and roasted red pepper paella




via; big red kitchen found HERE

Pasta Bar!

Serve up an assortment of various pastas and sauces
and lots of extras to add in as well!
Don't forget to serve with delicious garlic bread!


via; tonya staab found HERE

Pasta Bar ~ 2 Different Pastas (Penne Rigate & Fettuccini) Variety of Meats 
(Grilled Italian Sausage, Meatballs, Grilled Sliced Chicken) Variety of Veggies 
(Sliced Mushrooms, Sliced Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichokes, Fresh Basil), 
Parmesan Cheese, Crusty Italian Bread, Garlic Bread and Breadsticks, 
Could Add Big Bowl of Antipasto Salad....

Found on Shadowbrook HERE

Look at all the many different styles of Italian you can do...


via; Williams Kitchen found HERE

 Tortellini skewers with pesto dipping sauce






via; meals found HERE

Delicious Mac -n- Cheese Bar 





via; pasta by StephanieLynn found HERE

Spaghetti and meatballs Bar








BROCHETTE BAR


via; One Charming Party found HERE

 Holiday Brochette Bar!



  

Via; Pinterest

Skewer Station







via; The Girl who ate everything

Individual 7-layer salads




Found on Rachael Ray HERE

Build your own Burrito Bar




Via; Wolfgang Puck Found HERE

Chips and Salsa Bar



Via; The party dress found HERE

Salsa Bar






Via; Pinterest

Taco Bar




Via; Pinterest









Via; Pinterest

Tappas Bar












Sizzling Quesadilla Station
With chicken, steak or vegetables, tri-colored chips 
and tomatillo salsa, sour cream and guacamole









A Pasty Station

especially good for winter gatherings, and best,
can be made ahead of time and re-heated! 







Via; Big mommas Home Kitchen found HERE

BETTER THAN CHIPOTLE RICE BOWL BAR







Via; Pinterest

Hummus Bar



Via; Cristine Ferrare Found HERE
Antipasto Bar

Great appetizer with recipes salami, mortadella, prosciutto,
Parmesan cheese in chunks, marinated olives, white bean puree,





Via; Mark Addison found HERE

Pirogi Bar










Gyro Food Bar












Flat bread Pizza Bar










Chili Bar










Hamburger Bar








Hot Dog Bar








BBQ Bar








Sandwich Bar










POUTINE STATION 

Fries, all sorts of different gravies and sauces, different kinds of cheese curds, 
shaved smoked meat, smoked salmon.










MEDITERRANEAN STATION 

 
Souvlaki, greek salad, greek potatoes in saice, basmati rice, babaganouj, 
hummus, tabouli served with pita triangles.












Kebabs Station








Gnocchi Station








Panini Bar Station








Lettuce Wrap Station









Chicken Tandoori Station









Hot Wings Station






Sausage Bar








Mac and Cheese Bar












Bread Bowl Bar





Children's Food Station


Having more than a handful of kids at your event? 
Just set up a kid’s station with favorite kid foods 
like mini pizzas, French fries, veggies and dip, 
and chicken fingers.









Cheese Bar












Crostini Bar




 



Mashed Potato Bar





Roasted Vegetables Bar







Olive Bar





Pasties Food Bar










Crepe Station




 



Hot Wing Bar












Salad / Veggie Bar
















Mini salad station










Healthy food choices station








French Fry Station








Breads and oils Bar








Soft Pretzel Bar



  



Salty Food Bar



 

 

Pickle/Relish Bar









Balsamic Vinegar Bar









Eggs Benedict Station













Breakfast Burritos Bar










Bagel Bar














Grits Bar










Biscuit Bar\










Donut Bar









Fruit Station








Apple Bar

Serve a selection of pre-sliced apples with dips, including caramel,
chocolate and butterscotch sauces, Topping options include sprinkles,
nuts, dark and white chocolate chips, raisins and shaved coconut.







Pancake Bar









Waffle Station

There are lots of toppings you could add to waffles...


Chicken – Top with seasoned, grilled, or fried (diced) chicken, Sliced peaches, Fresh or fried apples sprinkled with cinnamon,Glazed Strawberries warmed, Fresh raspberries and peaches, Fresh blueberries, Mix chocolate chips into the batter, Sliced, fresh strawberries and bananas, 

found Here
Mix cheesecake filling into the batter, Top with granola and your favorite nuts, Mix vanilla extract into the batter and top with cinnamon roll filling and cream cheese icing, Red, White, and Blue – Top with a mixture of strawberry, blueberry, and whipped cream, Bananas Foster – Top with bananas and vanilla ice cream. (Optional: Make a sauce from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur.), Top with fresh, sliced bananas and fresh whipped cream, Top with fresh, sliced blue-,straw-, rasp-, or black-berries of your choice and fresh whipped cream, 

Sweet ideas for your waffles...
Bacon – Mix cooked bacon crumbles into the batter or top with chopped bacon, Sausage – Mix cooked sausage crumbles into the batter or top with crumbled sausage, Mix confetti sprinkles into the batter, Make a sandwich, using the waffles as “bread” to sandwich the egg and sausage, Chocolate – Add about 3 tbsp of cocoa powder to the mix., Top with fresh, sliced bananas and your favorite nut, Top with a fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream, Sprinkle with powdered sugar, Make a sandwich, using the waffles as “bread” to sandwich the peanut butter and jelly. The options are truly endless.










French Toast Kabobs station










Cinnamon Roll Station










 Smoothie Bar







Breakfast Rolls Station







Fruit Kabobs and Sticky Buns Station






Breakfast Granola and Yogurt Bar







Hot and cold Cereal Station






French Toast/Mini Quiche Breakfast Bar






Pancakes and Parfaits bar







 Quich Bar







 Oatmeal Bar







Toast Bar




     

Donut Hole Bar


 






Donuts Station







Mini Omelot Bar








Trifle Bar









Shooters Bar 










Ice Cream Sandwich Bar







 

Cupcake Fondue Bar 










Strawberry Shortcake Bar









Macaroon Station












Banana Bar













Smores Bar















Trail Mix Bar










Candy Apple Bar







Whoppie Pie Bar









Fondue Bar










Snow Cone Bar









Cotton Candy Station











Frozen Yogurt Bar







Milk Shake Bar











Gourmet Popsicle Bar









Cocktail Popsicles via; Belle the Magazine










Ice Cream Fondue Station







Cake Pop Bar









Chocolate dipped Strawberry Bar














Cupcake toppings Bar











Canoli Bar











Churro Bar












Chocolate Fondue Bar









Make your own Sundae Bar









Make your own Ice Cream Bar
















Pie in a jar Bar











Gelato Station











Cookies and milk Bar









Bread Pudding Bar








Coca-Cola Float station










Pie Bar














Shortcake sliders via; June bug weddings








Berry Shortcake Bar







Scones with jam and cream bar








Marshmallow Bar









Dessert Shots Station











Gourmet Cookie Bar










Fruit Pizza station












Candy Station








Gourmet Smores Bar 
{with Homemade Marshmallows}









Popcorn Bar








Popcorn and toppings station









Espresso Bar
Espresso, gourmet coffees and teas
 Have cinnamon, whipped cream, nutmeg, 

cane sugar and cream on hand.








Tea Station










Champagne Bar




via: Wit and delight
Gin and Tonic Bar






A margarita bar awaits guests at a September wedding at a private estate in Sonoma, Calif.:
via; pinterest

Lime Margarita Bar





via; The Every Girl

Strawberry Jalapeno, Mango Orange, Coconut with Lime Margaritas







Spritzer Bar








Mimosa Bar








Jack and Coke Station











Bloody Mary Bar











Flavored Milk Bar








Hot Chocolate Bar















Coffee Bar








Lemonade Bar











DIY Sangria Bar
















Apple Cider Bar








Soda Bar














Infused Water Stations









Wine Tasting Station






 Tequila Bar Station







Brandy Station








Milkshake Shots station








Punch Station










Juice Station










Portable Afternoon Tea Station










Pancakes and Parfaits station












Picnic Bar 



  





Country Bar










Garden Cocktail Party Bar








Outdoor Movie Night Bar







 Warming up to Autumn Bar







 Halloween Station



  




Tailgate Station









Winter Brunch Station



  



Chili, Nacho, and Hot dog Bar






Burger and a Beer Bar 






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