International Tableware, Inc. (ITI) has long been an industry leader for providing long-lasting, innovative chinaware for the foodservice industry. From fast casual to fine dining, find the perfect European White, American White, or Bright White porcelain coffee and tea cups for your tabletops. In addition to ceramic coffee cup options, ITI also features a diverse selection of glassware perfect for fast casual, fine dining and other commercial concepts. ITI's wide selection of glassware includes stemware, barware, tumblers and more, making it the perfect accessory to any tabletop. At Tundra Restaurant Supply, we feature over a hundred different drinkware and glassware options from ITI—find your perfect style today!
ITI Ceramic Drinkware Colors
Like most commercial ceramic chinaware, ITI features a variety of "white" colors that should be taken into account before purchasing. While we love to mix and match styles at Tundra Restaurant Supply, mixing ceramic whites would just clash on your tabletop! Learn more about the different types of whites offered by ITI below:
"American White" was featured prominently in the beginning of ITI's legacy, and can be described as an off-white that may come across as beige depending on the lighting of your restaurant (brighter lights will make it appear closer to 'bright white'). Perfect for restaurateurs seeking value and dependability, American White is perfect for casual settings.
If you're looking for something closer to a true white, look to ITI's "Bright White" porcelain collection. Crafted from a mixture of different premium clays, the Bright White porcelain chinaware exudes elegance perfect for fine dining restaurants.
Straddling between American White and Bright White stands the "European White" collection. Considered a traditional and artisan tableware color, ITI features unique shapes and fresh designs in their European White collections.
ITI Glassware Care and Maintenance
In most restaurants, the number one case of breakage to your drinkware and glassware is by staff. Accidental falls is common in a fast-paced restaurant, but also consider "mechanical shock." Mechanical shock describes the event when your glassware has come into contact with a sharp object, like flatware. This sharp contact that create an invisible crack in the drinkware, which will undoubtedly weaken it and make it more susceptible to breakage. Avoid mechanical shock by never placing flatware in the glass (like when you're setting tables) and only nest glasses that are made for stacking.
Another common cause of breakage to glassware and ceramic drinkware is thermal shock. Sudden temperature changes from hot to cold (and vice versa) can create enough stress on the material and cause breakage. Avoid thermal shock by waiting for glassware to cool completely after drying before service cold water, juice and other beverages.