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Plating up Appetizers & Displaying Decor With Serving Trays

When you're getting ready to host a gathering with your friends and family, having a couple of serving trays on hand is always a must. Whether you're taking tasty appetizers and sides between rooms or looking to set up your favorite charcuterie board in one handy dish, serving trays add versatility to your entertaining experience. From sleek, minimalist designs to colourful wildflower motifs, from smooth rounded styles to crisp square shapes, you're sure to discover the right pieces with us at Williams Sonoma Canada.

Choosing Serving Trays

As you start to browse our collection of serving trays, think about what else you want your serving tray to do for you. Trays can add a decorative element to a bedroom or living room. They can make a tidy spot to arrange books, a small plant and other odds and ends. They're also useful in storing and displaying your favorite cocktail essentials or other kitchen items. When it comes to using them for dinnerware, built-in handles and durability might be key.

Types of Serving Trays

In addition to serving trays, you'll discover a variety of serving platters and more in our collection. Opt for the textured woven utensil caddy when you need to cart out flatware from the kitchen to the patio or place sliced bread into a ceramic bread basket. Arrange your specialty deviled eggs into our uniquely shaped platter or showcase your favorite home bar essentials on a sleek stainless steel-and-glass tray.


Think about the material that you want your serving tray to be made from. High-fired porcelain adds timeless elegance while it also provides a durable base on which you can add your favorite foods. It's also easy to pair with other dinnerware elements on your table. Many of our stoneware pieces are glazed for a shiny finish. Choose natural fibers for a unique textured presentation, such as our handwoven rattan or nito trays. Melamine makes an ideal pick for outdoor gatherings thanks to its durable and shatter-resistant material.


A world of choice awaits you when it comes to serving trays. Do you like the clean design of rectangular serving trays or are you a fan of something with more detail? Let your food and drink choices bring the visual flair when you choose something in a neutral white hue. Or opt for a vibrant floral, bold honeycomb or woven design. Choose from more traditional oval or round shapes or go geometric with our octagonal options.

Other Features

Consider other features that you want your serving trays to have. If you're going to be using them to cart food and drink items, choosing a tray or platter with a built-in handle will help give you a sturdy grip to prevent accidental spills. Select styles are safe for use in a dishwasher, a microwave or an oven. Other trays might need to be hand-washed. If maintaining the theme of a collection is important to you, explore options that match with other dinnerware pieces we carry. Some items come individually or in a set. Plus, with certain platters you can decide what size you want: small, medium or large.

Entertaining With Williams Sonoma Canada

After you've chosen your new serving trays and serving platters, why not explore other items for entertaining with family and friends? For backyard barbecues and potlucks, peruse our outdoor dining and entertaining collection. Discover your new favorite home bar accessories with our bar tools or our cocktail mixers and kits.