Buffet tables were first introduced in The Sims: House Party, and were reintroduced in The Sims: Vacation and The Sims: Superstar. Buffet tables can be placed on both residential and community lots. On a residential lot, Sims can grab plates from the table for free, but the table must be stocked first; a §100 fee is charged when a Sim fills the table. Once filled, the table must be cleared before it can be restocked. Sims can also hire a caterer that costs more, but will restock the buffet tables for free, and will continually refill the table even when it is not empty. On community lots, buffet tables are always fully stocked, but Sims are charged §25 for any plate they grab from the table.
The buffet table provides five kinds of dishes — a salad, a quick meal, a regular meal of beans and steak, a turkey meal, and a cake. Players can control what meal Sims get from the table by clicking on different parts of the table: clicking on the left side of the table will provide a salad, the middle section a main course, and the right side a dessert. All dishes deplete the buffet table equally on a residential lot, and cost the same on a community lot, regardless of what was taken. Thus, a Sim who wishes to fully replenish their hunger bar should grab meals from the middle of the table for the best value, rather than from the sides.
Food on buffet tables will eventually spoil, unless a caterer is present. Food on the buffet table will never spoil on community lots, although plates removed from the table will still spoil separately.
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Who wants to cook when they're on vacation? Only the germ obsessed...that's why even the most skilled gourmet chefs will relish bellying up to this easy-feed buffet bar. Endless mountains of fried treats, sugared delicacies, and carbo-creations will keep Sims' stomachs - and resort coffers - topped off. Designed by ClubLanzhou chef Chow Sum Phat.
Originally a simple fast food stand, Uncle Roger has developed a whole line of culinary wonders tailored for the fast paced life in the studio. The buffet includes plates for all tastes, with a wide variety of vegetarian, meat, poultry, and fish dishes. Eating utensils are complementary (and biodegradable!).
Buffet tables return in The Sims 2, and can be placed on both residential and community lots. Buffet tables contain three dishes — a turkey, a salad, and gelatin. The turkey costs §150 to stock, while the rest cost §75, meaning that an entire buffet table costs §300 to fill. Unlike The Sims, the player no longer has to click different parts of the buffet table to select a dish — clicking any part of the table will provide the option to take any one of the three dishes available. The three dishes also deplete separately, unlike The Sims. For example, if Sims take all the turkey from the table, it will not affect the supply of gelatin and salad.
Food placed on the buffet table will eventually spoil, except for the gelatin.
Unlike The Sims, buffet tables behave the same on community lots as they do on residential lots. Sims are charged for filling up the table, but other Sims can grab food from it for free. A mod is available that changes this behavior.
Filled with delicious delicacies sure to tempt Sims' palates, this buffet table will be the hit of any party. It's festive, colorful and comes with built in food warming devices by BTR Hot Inc. Short of putting out the food and cleaning up the dishes, it's nearly self-sufficient.
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Buffet tables return in The Sims 3, both as base game and store content. They can be found in the dining tables section of Buy mode along with other dining tables. Buffet tables serve salad, turkey, and cookies, which will spoil over time. Buffet tables have a Hunger rating of 5.[confirmation needed]
When commissioned to build this table, we focused on great portions of delicious food - the surface taking a back seat. Recycled dough, extra firm walnuts and neglected smoothies are the ingredients of this table, the pioneer effort in the burgeoning field of culinary engineering. Eat up... just don't lean on it too heavily!
When the Dark Midnight End Table isn't large enough to hold all your spooktacular treats, turn to the buffet table. However, don't let the "happy" ghost fool you. He is only smiling because he is about to scare you.
Buffet tables returned in The Sims 4: Luxury Party Stuff. They have six slots which can be stocked with five new types of food, as well as food prepared by Sims in advance and the new Fountain of Mirth. Food from the buffet table is always 'good' quality, however if a Sim has level 10 Gourmet cooking skill they may garnish the food to increase its quality.
The new foods introduced for the buffet table are as follows:
With the ability to showcase numerous dishes at once, this table is just what your Sim needs for his or her next sophisticated soirée. Showcase your Sim's "Around the World in Foodie Days" appetizer spread or just throw down some Mac and Cheese and be done with it. No matter the level of effort put into the actual food, this table will make your repast look like gourmet dining!
Renowned culinary enthusiast Gerhardt von Foodenschnutz decried the lack of surfaces that could support not one, not two, but more than that amount for food. Von Foodenschnutz wanted a way to show off everything he and his guests wanted to eat. While walking along a particularly lengthy flat surface, he had his eureka. The Banquetia Plateau, perfect for serving food to large parties!