It's fair to say that our Founder, Amy, is a serial entertainer. She loves any excuse for a get-together or an impromptu gathering. And while some, including Amy, do find joy in prepping a big \u0026amp; scrumptious meal to feed the masses, most of us do not fancy spending hours in the kitchen beforehand preparing - who's got time for that these days?\n"Grazing tables are one of my favourite ways to feed my friends \u0026amp; family when we are having people over. I enjoy being creative and putting together an impressive table full of delicious foods ahead of my friends arriving. That way, once they've arrived and we're ready to socialise, I know that everyone can help themselves to as much, or as little, food as they please.\nIt truly is the secret to being a relaxed \u0026amp; happy host.\nCreating a Grazing Table for your next get-together really is super simple. \n\nTop Tips To Create an Epic Grazing Table\nStep 1 : Layout all of your serving boards \u0026amp; bowls on your table.Before you start loading your food onto the table, take a few moments to carefully layout your boards \u0026amp; bowls onto the table. I typically like to stand in the position where most of my guests will be when they arrive \u0026amp; first see the table and then place something with height at the farthest corner of the table from there such as a bunch of flowers or a vase or a cake stand, for instance. By adding some height to the table, it adds some interesting dimensions and makes your table more visually appealing.\n\nStep 2 : Put your cheeses on the boards I like to build my grazing table centered around the cheeses, that way you can ensure that they have good placement. Just be sure to place them on the outer edge of each board so they're easier to cut \u0026amp; access.\nStep 3 : Place your condimentsIf you have serving bowls laid out, fill those up. This is where our Platter Series jars are really handy, you can just crack the lid and place them around your table - and they're labelled already so your guests know what they're enjoying.\nStep 4 : Lay out your pre-cut bread and crackersThis is where dietary requirements start to come into play. With 11% of the Australian population on Gluten Free diets* these days, it's safe to say there's a high chance at least one of your guests will need GF options. I like to designate a specific basket for GF \u0026amp; label it accordingly. That way, your GF guests know they have safe \u0026amp; delicious options available to them too!\n*Same applies here for nuts, make sure you're super careful about nut allergies and cater for them accordingly.\n\nStep 5 : The Fun Part - Everything ElseThis is my favourite part, where you know you're on the home stretch. I like to select food options such as :\n\nDried figs, apricots, apples \u0026amp; pears\nDehydrated citrus\nCarrot, celery \u0026amp; cucumber sticks\nMedjool dates\nMiniature tartlets (try our Caramelised Onion Jam \u0026amp; Goats Cheese Tartlet - it's my favourite!)\nFresh Berries\n\nThe more colourful \u0026amp; natural, the better! Try and group these around your table to balance out the colours and the fresh stuff.\nAnd there you have it! Your very own crowd-pleasing grazing table.\nHonestly though, there is no rule book on Grazing Tables. That's the beauty of them, you can choose whatever takes your fancy to include on your table.\n\nSo, have fun with it! And be sure to check out our Platter Series collection to help get your started.