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.
Q&A: Chris Crocetti, director of business development, R.W. Smith’s Southeast region on tabletop accessories
As foodservice operators look to grow their businesses, tabletops continue to shrink to accommodate more seats in restaurants. To better manage the smaller space, many foodservice operators continue to declutter their tabletops.
As with plates and bowls, durability is a main concern when it comes to glassware. Yet, style is not sacrificed, especially with today's stemware.
Although a restaurant's concept typically dictates the style of its tabletop décor, many chefs involved in the process like to put their own stamp on it. Creating a signature look may involve sourcing unique products from overseas or having a manufacturer make a custom piece.
Cooking utensils can be loosely defined as any kitchen accessory that aids in the cooking process. This includes spatulas, spoons, ladles, tongs and whisks. There also are also some high-heat plastic food pans that operators use to prepare and hold food at temperature.