A good way to keep pasta from sticking to a buffet is to brush a little bit of olive oil in the buffet tray that the pasta is in.
Also you can stop pasta from sticking by drizzling a small amount of olive oil on the pasta itself as well.
The olive oil will give the pasta a good flavor and also keep the pasta from sticking.
Drizzle the pasta with a little bit of olive oil, 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil per pound of pasta.
Toss to coat and spread the pasta in a single layer on a sheet pan to cool.
Once completely cooled, put the pasta in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for storage in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Once your noodles cool for about 15 minutes, dump them in a large Ziploc bag and put the sealed bag in the refrigerator.
Coating your noodles in olive oil is the key to this entire process.
Not only does the oil give them a subtle flavor, it also helps to control moisture in the bag.
You can cook pasta ahead of time and reheat it for a meal.
Pre-cooking pasta allows you to do the bulk of preparation before a dinner party.
When party time rolls around, you only need to reheat the pasta with a quick plunge into boiling water.
Restaurants use this technique to get pasta entrees to the table faster.