It’s important for food service operators to stay current and consider today’s tabletop trends. If you haven’t refreshed your tabletop in a while and it looks outdated, customers might think the same is true with your food.
At Hubert, we understand it can be tricky to stay on trend when you are busy with the day-to-day operation of your business. To keep our inventory stocked with current trends, our merchandising team attends international and domestic trade shows, consults vendors, and follows a vast number of online resources like Catersource.
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We recently combined a low-priced selection of top trends and trusted favorites in a 32-page catalog. The majority of our tableware is in stock and available for same day shipping. Plus, we have the best, no hassle Satisfaction Guarantee.
Our commitment to helping you be successful includes sharing our ideas and experience. Whether you’re opening a new restaurant, renovating or just giving your tableware a refresh, here are two top trends to consider.
Tabletop Trend: Small But Savory
Miniature serving vessels have always been popular, but farm-to-table has really escalated this trend. Small size serveware that resembles cookware delivers the perception that dishes were created especially for the guest. You can capture higher value by bringing a dish to the table to that appears customized or made to order.
Smaller servings are also an easy upsell, giving guests an opportunity to indulge in sweet samplings of your desserts.
Tabletop Trend: Earth-Friendly Eats
Throughout the food chain of growing, delivering, serving and even discarding food, sustainability is a common theme. Using locally-sourced ingredients is very popular right now. We’ve added many items to our selection to help food service operators support themes likes farm-to-table, fresh and local.
Locally sourced and natural ingredients are here to stay. Consumers desire to know more about the food they are eating (and drinking!) now more than ever. They need transparency about where it comes from and what is in it. They are searching for healthy options that taste good. These qualities are highly sought after and will only intensify going forward.
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