Tabletop & Smallwares includes the features and benefits of various buffet and tabletop servingware, coffee brewers and servers, cutlery, melamime tableware, permanent tableware and tabletop accessories.
Foodservice operators use cookware to both prepare and serve a variety of food items. Commercial cookware uses different types of materials and it comes in different sizes and configurations for various applications.
Although cookware preferences are typically chef-driven, there are a number of considerations when choosing materials, type and sizes.
Commercial dinnerware includes bowls, plates, platters, cups and mugs, in addition to accessories, such as creamers, salt and pepper shakers, and other ancillary items used on the table.
Buffetware is about more than serving capabilities and aesthetics. These items also can help foodservice operators control food shrink and waste. Durability, functionality and appearance are key factors to consider when specifying these items.
Glassware can help tailor a tabletop presentation to be a unique, personal experience for customers. Unlike dinnerware, where food takes precedence, with this category, it’s as much about the glass as it is about the beverage being contained.
While operators may have a good sense of glassware styles needed for their business, there are a number of factors impacting the specifying process.