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Dimitra Rizzi

Dimitra Rizzi

Dimitra Rizzi is an accomplished leader in Foodservice Sales and Retail Operations with a successful track record in strategic sales planning and execution, training and development, retail design, systems and processes, and customer marketing. She is both customer and results driven with strong analytical, financial and performance management competencies. Dimitra’s specialties include business and financial, leadership, strategy and execution, Foodservice Operations and menu design.

Recent Posts by Dimitra Rizzi:

Eco-Takeouts® Care and Maintenance

Eco-Takeouts® are the original reusable to-go food containers introduced by G.E.T. They’re an excellent, environmentally friendly alternative to disposable takeaway food containers. Not only do they exponentially cut down on the amount of waste created by disposable to-go containers, they check several other boxes as well: 

Topics: Commercial Tableware Reviews

Reusable vs Disposable Dinnerware: Costs & Benefits for a Foodservice Operation

Reusable and disposable dinnerware are both popular choices for foodservice operations. Some operators opt for using disposables because they’re fast, easy to clean up, and seem more economical. Others choose to go with reusable dinnerware because it is more sustainable and can greatly improve the perception of their brand and the accompanying menu.

In a recent study, consumers were asked what they would like to eat their food on when dining out. They responded that they did not want to eat on paper/Styrofoam and they wanted their plates to be clean and not chipped or cracked.

Here at G.E.T., we've heard from many foodservice operators wondering what the cost difference between, and benefits of these two options might look like. We're going to dig in to how product and operational costs compare between reusable and disposable dinnerware so you can see which choice is best for you. 

Topics: Commercial Tableware Cost Commercial Tableware Reviews

6 Melamine Dinnerware Myths: Debunking Common Misconceptions

When you think melamine dinnerware, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Do you think of elegant, contemporary tableware, or do you think of poolside plates from 30 years ago? If you answered the latter you’re not alone, but you’re also not up to speed on modern melamine. Today’s melamine is anything but utilitarian: it’s modern, on-trend, and sophisticated.

As industry leaders of on-trend melamine tableware, we at G.E.T. know there are a lot of outdated perceptions about what melamine can and can’t do. Let’s debunk them, shall we?

Topics: Commercial Tableware Problems

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

Cost of Melamine Dinnerware for a Restaurant: How to Price Guide

Looking to purchase melamine dinnerware for your restaurant and wondering how much it may cost you? This article will explain a few factors you should consider before pricing your new melamine dinnerware, the difference between melamine tiers, their price correlation, and the quantities you should consider purchasing for your par levels.

Topics: Commercial Tableware Cost

Average Replacement Cost of Melamine Dinnerware for Restaurants

When it comes to dinnerware, many operators can get caught up in the visual appeal of how plates and bowls look on their table and how they complement their menu items. Now don’t get me wrong, these are key things to consider, but dinnerware replacement costs should also be in that upfront conversation as well (if it’s not already).

In this article, I will discuss the average replacement cost to expect when buying melamine dinnerware for your restaurant, factors that can increase your replacement cost, as well as offer tips that can help extend the life of your melamine dinnerware (which will help lessen your replacement rate and cost).

Topics: Commercial Tableware Cost