Your tabletop presentation makes an everlasting impression. Don't underestimate the impact your chinaware makes on customers! There's nothing like a chipped plate or dirty server tray that may keep customers from returning again. Your commercial drinkware is equally important to the tabletop—consider your beverage menu and what types of drinks you intend to serve. That will help you narrow down the types of glassware you'll need. At Tundra Restaurant Supply, we carry a variety of beer glasses, commercial stemware, cocktail glasses, glass goblets and tumblers and much more.
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Restaurant Dinnerware Styles
Restaurant dinnerware comes in a variety of styles and materials. When it comes to commercial dining, your plates needs to be durable and stylish. Look for dinnerware that will withstand to not only chipping, but scratches and discoloration too—these imperfections can put off guests from returning to your business again. Bone china, though the costliest, will offer you the strongest in dinnerware options. Lightweight and lustrous in appearance, the quality of bone china is determined by the total amount of bone ash included in its composition. The majority of commercial dinnerware plates is made from porcelain, which looks similar to bone china but is often featured at a better price tag. For more durable options, opt for pieces that are fully vitrified and feature high alumina content. Stoneware china is fired at extremely high temperatures, making it a very durable option for your restaurant. Though dishwasher safe and featured in a variety of attractive styles, stoneware dinnerware can be quite heavy, adding to the weight of server trays and increasing the risk of spills. New melamine styles give sustainable (and safe) solutions for outdoor spaces like patios; because melamine is both dishwasher safe and virtually indestructible, it makes an excellent choice for restaurants wanting to extend the life of their serveware and dinnerware!
Commercial Tabletop Supplies
Restaurant tabletop supplies like glassware, dinnerware and other accessories help to set the initial mood of your space and menu while simultaneously shaping the meal experience. Your restaurant tableware also establishes diner expectations, which helps to ensure customers walk away happy. Not only should you consider full place settings (like your dinner plates, tumblers, utensils, etc.), but also think about additional tabletop accessories like condiment servers, unique serving dishes, cast iron dishes and more oven-to-table servers. Delight customers when you utilize creative dishes to plate your food in new and appealing ways. And don't forget about adding some commercial table linens. Those are making a comeback as well
Catering and Buffet Supplies
We also carry a large assortment of buffet and catering supplies such as restaurant signs and beverage stations. Events are made easier with the right chafing dishes to keep food warm, dry food dispensers (ideal for cereal), and other display risers, cake stands and more. Countertop dispensers also organize straws, cups and condiments to keep customer-facing areas tidy. Finally, don't forget adding a few portable warmers to your inventory. These portable warmers are crucial to keeping food out of the danger zone by holding it above 140°F. Proper event displays also minimize the risk of cross-contamination and keep guests safe.