Styles of crockery vary from year to year. Popular
It is important to consider if the plates, bowls, cups and saucers portray the look you wish to achieve, whether for home use or for your business. A mixture of unmatched tableware may be detrimental to the impression you wish to give. Also if some of your tableware is stained or chipped it can put potential or repeat customers off. Clean, white, matching tableware is aesthetically pleasing to most people.
The addition of matching terrines, serving platters and dishes can be very effective. Matching oil and vinegar bottles, sauce and gravy boats and salt and pepper pots may also be selected. It can be very attractive to show a full set of matching crockery.
Practicality should be taken into consideration. For example does the tableware need to be ovenproof, dishwasher safe or microwave safe. Under what conditions will it be used ? Should it be tough wearing, scratch resistant or is your preference to have fine porcelain or china.
A good way of reducing the cost of tableware is to take advantage of discounts offered when a design is coming to an end. It must be remembered that it may not be possible to find more later on and therefore sufficient supplies should be ordered to allow for breakages etc. Each owner of existing restaurants and cafes will already know the number of breakages and other losses to be expected over a period of time.
The specification of all tableware should be checked before making a purchase. Glass tableware is often dishwasher safe and some can be placed in the oven or microwave. This is an attractive alternative to white dishes and is very effective when presenting food.
A lighter material used for tableware is melamine. Waiters and waitresses like these plates are they are so much lighter than conventional plates. The plates, bowls etc are very durable and often chip resistant.
Much, much heavier are the stoneware ranges. These may include matching tea and coffee cups, saucers, coffee pots, teapots, sugar bowls and milk jugs. Standard dinner sets comprise of dinner and side plates and soup bowls. Salad bowls, gravy boats and containers for condiments may also be available.
Some ranges include serving platters to match. Salt and pepper pots, vinegar and oil bottles and gravy and sauce dishes are available for selection in the same ranges. Many ranges are suitable for oven to table use. Whether you have a small cafe or a large restaurant matching tableware makes a difference to presentation.
A wide range of good quality products are available to suit all tastes and requirements. Most are available to order on-line and discounts may be offered for large orders. Crockery is often the focal point of tables in a restaurant or cafe, or even in your home, and therefore your selection is important for success.