Tabletop & Smallwares

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.

Product Knowledge Guide: Cookware

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.

Cookware: Maintenance Musts

 Although stainless steel and aluminum cookware is generally dishwasher safe, hand washing will help preserve its appearance.

What to Consider When Purchasing Cookware

Although cookware preferences are typically chef-driven, there are a number of considerations when choosing materials, type and sizes.

Dinnerware Q&A with Anne Ladd, director of merchandising for TriMark SS Kemp, Cleveland

Product Knowledge Guide: Dinnerware

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.

Tips for Specifying Cutlery

Lisa Hackworth, product and marketing specialist, The Wasserstrom Co., Columbus, Ohio, offers a few tricks of the trade that can help operators pick the right cutlery for their businesses.

Product Knowledge Guide: Cutlery

Even with the technological advancements in cutting and slicing equipment, cutlery remains a staple in most commercial kitchens.

What to Consider When Specifying Buffetware

Lisa Hackworth, product and marketing specialist at The Wasserstrom Co., Columbus, Ohio, explores the ins and outs of the right type of buffetware.

Product Knowledge Guide: Buffetware

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.

Product Knowledge Guide: Glassware

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.

Specifying Tips for Glassware

While operators may have a good sense of glassware styles needed for their business, there are a number of factors impacting the specifying process.

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