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We love GET and we love our customers. We truly hope our serving ideas segment will inspire you to get creative with your menu presentations. If you have any questions or suggestions, please drop us a line to art@get-melamine.com. Your very lovable G.E.T. marketing friends: Iana, Shin, Min, Travis, and Adam.

Recent Posts by G.E.T. Marketing:

What Happens if You Put Melamine Dinnerware Under Food Warmer Heat Lamps?

Foodservice operators have enjoyed melamine dinnerware for decades due to its range of applications, stylish yet functional designs, and low replacement rates compared to china. If you're a seasoned melamine dinnerware user, you're probably familiar with the recommended restrictions when it comes to heat exposure. Broadly speaking, melamine plates shouldn't be exposed to more than 160°F, which means it shouldn't be microwaved, put in the oven, or used with heat lamps. 

Here at G.E.T., we've spoken to foodservice operators who have dutifully followed these recommendations, but they don't know why. Fortunately, with our 30+ years of experience and as a leader in the category, we're perfectly positioned to answer the why behind these recommendations. So, what happens if you put your melamine dinnerware under a heat lamp in a commercial kitchen, and what does it mean for your foodservice establishment and guest experience? 

Topics: Commercial Tableware Problems

10 Creative Pizza Plating Ideas

Pizza is an iconic, global dish that originated in Naples and is now enjoyed worldwide. It's the perfect blank canvass for chefs and home cooks alike. You can stick with traditional toppings, or get creative with unexpected ingredients like smoked salmon, capers, and field greens, or even dessert pizzas. Whether you like soft flatbread, crispy Neapolitan, Chicago-style deep dish, or enormous New York-style slices, once you decide on your dough, your options for toppings are almost endless. 

Americans eat about 100 acres of pizza a day. With such a high level of commitment to this cheesy delight, let's explore some creative ways for foodservice operators to plate one of the country's go-to menu items. 

 

Topics: Serving Ideas

Is Melamine Dinnerware Microwave-Safe?

Melamine dinnerware has enjoyed recent surges in popularity among foodservice operators thanks to advances in alternative materials design. Now available in an array of styles, foodservice operators enjoy the different décor themes supported by modern-day melamine. From elegant and understated to modern cosmopolitan, melamine dinnerware resembles china, but is also break-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and often less expensive than china. 

But of all the advantages melamine dinnerware brings to foodservice, there’s at least one thing it doesn't do well: Melamine dinnerware is not a great candidate for the microwave. G.E.T. is one of the foremost authorities on melamine dinnerware with more than 30 years of experience. We’ll tell you why we recommend keeping your melamine dinnerware out of the microwave if you're in commercial foodservice and what will happen if you microwave it anyway. We all break the rules sometimes, right? 

Topics: Commercial Tableware Problems

10 Creative Taco Plating Ideas

Tacos! What's not to love? From corn to flour, crispy to soft, large to small, traditional street food to Asian fusion, the time-honored taco is the perfect handheld device you'll never have to plug in. Did you know tortillas have been on most of NASA's extended shuttle missions since 1985? It's true. Tacos have been in space for more than 30 years and nobody told you. Space tacos. Wrap your mind around that for a minute. 

Unfortunately, not everybody can float around a spaceship plucking their taco dinner out of the air. For those of us left to consume our tacos within Earth's gravitational pull, we'll need a way to serve them. We've put together 10 creative ideas for crafting the perfect taco presentation for your guests. 

Let's taco 'bout it, shell we? 

Topics: Serving Ideas

Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Styrofoam™ Takeout Containers

Almost every kind of foodservice you can imagine provides some form of to-go service built into their business model. Out of those businesses, most of them offer this service via disposable takeout food containers often made of Styrofoam™ (less formally known as polystyrene). It’s convenient for operators and diners alike, but it’s not necessarily the greenest option, to say the least.

You may be ready to switch to a more Earth-friendly material because it’s a personal passion, you want to position your brand as eco-friendly, or you’re complying with a local government initiative. Whatever your reason, we’re going to explore a few eco-friendly food takeout options that you may want to consider using in place of Styrofoam™ for your foodservice operation. We’ll also take a look at some common processes for eco-friendly waste disposal of these items.

Topics: Commercial Tableware Reviews

10 Creative Ways to Serve Pasta

Pasta: a two-syllable word that has thousands of iterations and variations each pulling from various cultural and regional influences. Whether serving a warm, rustic version of grandma’s lasagna in a diner or a classic Italian puttanesca in a high-end establishment, presentation is key. We'll show different pasta plating options that will benefit kitchen and wait staff, and delight guests.

Topics: Serving Ideas

13 Creative Ways to Serve Wings

Eaters of all ages love wings. They’re fun, messy, and delicious, and there are as many different ways to plate wings as there are flavor options. From casual to rustic, we'll show you a variety of ways to present your wings that will draw your guests into the dining experience. After all, we eat with our eyes, so serving up wings on an engaging plate that best fits your brand is a must.

Topics: Serving Ideas

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

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