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10 Creative Salad Plating Ideas

Salad is so much fun because of the endless possibilities. It’s crisp, fresh, healthy, wholesome, delicious, and beautiful. From crunchy nuts and berries that pop, to soft cheese with the perfect taste to complement your flavor profile, we know you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right recipes for your guests. Now that you’ve created perfect salad offerings, let’s explore how you can turn them into beautiful presentations with the right plating option, setting the tone for your guests’ dining experience. Keep reading for 10 creative salad plating ideas.

Topics: Serving Ideas

The Best Way to Implement Eco-Takeouts® Reusable Food Containers

Secondary education dining facilities around the country are switching from disposable polystyrene food containers (such as Styrofoam™ clamshells)  to a more cost-effective and sustainable program with Eco-Takeouts® reusable food containers. In these programs, university dining facilities and students work together to reduce waste and save money.
Topics: Commercial Tableware Reviews

How Does Using Color With Your Plating Affect Your Food Presentation?

Here at G.E.T., we are often asked to explain how using color dinnerware can affect your food presentation. We all know that the visual appearance of your location and the food is the first and longest lasting impression your dining guests will notice. If the presentation of the food is bad, our brains will naturally tell us we should not eat it or it may not be as we had hoped. On the contrary, if the food presentation looks good, our brains believe it will taste as great as it looks and our excitement engrosses us in the full experience! 

The color of the food itself is very important, however, the color of a plate it is served on has also a huge impact on how we perceive a meal. In this article, we will take a look at how different colors can affect the presentation of your food and how to best complement your cuisine with color.

Topics: Commercial Tableware Reviews

10 Creative Ways to Serve Sushi

Sushi is one of the most elegant foods in Asian cuisine, so much so that it is often considered food art. The artistic food appearance of this dish is just as important as how it tastes, which is why HOW you present it helps entice the eater into engaging in so many of its unique combinations. We put together a few creative options of simple, yet elegant dinnerware that could be a perfect canvas for your sushi art. 

Topics: Serving Ideas

How to Serve Pasta: Plates vs Bowls?

Here at G.E.T., our customers are always asking us what is better for pasta serving, a bowl or a plate? This is a great question, and like most questions, when it comes to selecting the correct tableware, the answer varies depending on multiple factors. Some of those factors are operational, but in many cases, it's personal preference.

Like food, the presentation of food and the choices made for your dinnerware are creative solutions. Let's take a look at some of the operational factors and then share some creative options you may want to consider for serving pasta in a bowl or on a plate.

Topics: Commercial Tableware Reviews

What is the Difference Between Commercial Grade and Retail Melamine Dinnerware?

Is there a difference between commercial and retail grade melamine dinnerware?

We are frequently asked this question from customers, especially when they are looking to understand if the value of commercial grade melamine justifies the investment in it as opposed to buying retail grade melamine. After all, isn’t it all the same?

Topics: Commercial Tableware Reviews

Melamine Dinnerware and Staining: Reasons, How to Avoid, and Easy Ways to Remove

All dinnerware – china or melamine – can stain if you do not follow proper care and maintenance procedures. In this article, I will discuss why melamine dinnerware stains, how to prevent it, and if you do develop stains, how to easily remove them. You will also find that these tips are suggested for all dinnerware types as the same affect can occur if not taken care of.

Topics: Commercial Tableware Problems

13 Creative Ways to Serve Entrée: Soup and Sandwich

Just like your menu, atmosphere, and customer service, how you plate your food directly reflects your brand. It is ancillary and sometimes a last-minute serving element of how your restaurant and food should be perceived by your customer. Below we will look at several ways to take the most simple offerings and how you can showcase them in ways to best represent your brand and message.

It may sound obvious, but the time-honored combo lunch is still a go-to for diners. Soup and sandwich combinations are a perfect solution for both the operator and the customer due to a fixed price. The soup & sandwich combo value promotion targets the lunch crowd, small eaters, or retirees.

Topics: Serving Ideas

What is the Normal Lifespan of a Melamine Plate

Ever get asked a question expecting a definitive answer only to receive an answer of “it depends”? Well, I am about to answer this question with “it depends” and provide you the considerations wrapped up in this answer. So, when trying to determine the lifespan of a melamine plate you must consider the following:

Topics: Commercial Tableware Cost