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Wasserstrom Wins the FE&S 2024 Dealer of the Year Award

We are honored and proud to announce that Foodservice Equipment & Supplies has named The Wasserstrom Company the 2024 winner of the magazine’s acclaimed Dealer of the Year Award. “We are so grateful all our associates continue to be recognized for the great work they are doing to support our customers, vendors, and each other.

The banqueting industry is back in full swing, and with it comes the need for stylish and durable dinnerware and flatware. In this article, we review some of the best commercial banqueting dinnerware and flatware lines on the market, from cost-effective collections to high-end luxury. To distinguish price point, we divided our dinnerware picks into […]

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Fall is a magical time of year and one to be enjoyed outdoors. The changing leaves, crisp air, and warm sunshine make for a truly idyllic setting. And with the right dinnerware, you can create a tablescape that compliments and enhances the spirit of the season. We partnered with Elite Global Solutions to illustrate how […]

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Modular buffet systems are a great way for foodservice operators to save money and time, while increasing capabilities, revenue sources, and customer satisfaction. We list some of the innovative reasons why modular buffet systems are foodservice industry lifehacks, using the new Nexus System by Bon Chef as our prime example. The Benefits of Using a […]

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With a renewed interest in traditional crafts and artisanal talent, American chefs and restauranteurs are seeking out authentic wares with a handmade touch. To find these artisanal pieces, many in our industry have looked to Portugal, renowned for their woodcarving, metalwork, ceramics, and textile skills. One example of traditional Portuguese craftsmanship is the azulejo or […]

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With peak catering season approaching, it’s time to assess if you have the right equipment for weddings, graduations, corporate functions, and other events. Whether you’re a seasoned caterer or new to the industry, these are tools and equipment that caterers should consider to gain a competitive edge. Portable Electric Wine Bottle Opener From the anticipatory […]

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Fresh Farmhouse is a perennial dinnerware concept that takes the best characteristics of the classic American farmhouse and pairs it with modern touches. The goal of Fresh Farmhouse is to celebrate simple functionality by getting back to the basics. It also encourages inviting living spaces wrought with charm and practicality, with some old-fashioned appeal. Finca […]

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The Scandinavian approach to life is simply to enjoy it. Simplistic Scandinavian is a cold-weather dinnerware concept inspired by the warmth and graciousness found in the everyday lives of Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes. Their tried-and-true approach not only encapsulates minimalistic beauty but is also integral to maintaining a positive ambiance for your customers throughout winter. […]

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Buffets are back with a fury. However, gone are the days of foldable plywood tables, fussy linens, and spandex covers. Instead, business owners are now seeking out a modern and unique buffet look to differentiate themselves from competitors and enhance the overall experience both for their customers and staff. Eastern Tabletop has reimagined the perfect […]

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An eclectic-chic table setting is purposeful design without hard rules, allowing for individuality and self-expression. A successful eclectic-chic tabletop can be a challenge to build as this design style combines disparate colors, patterns, and textures in a thematic or cohesive way. The goal of the eclectic-chic aesthetic is to interweave different design concepts in an […]

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An immersion blender is a multi-purpose tool that blends, emulsifies, whips, and purees. In this article, we explore the advantages of using an immersion blender in your professional kitchen. Then, we compare two commercial immersion blender models that will help you select the perfect size and features to meet the needs of your restaurant, bar, […]

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Industrial-minimalist table settings draw upon objects and structures found in warehouses, steel mills, and factories. To showcase this evolving dinnerware aesthetic, we’ve rounded up seven component collections for the perfect industrial-minimalist tablescape. Each line functions beautifully for both their intended purpose and to compliment the raw, unfinished look of this design style. Starting with plate […]

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Bring the outdoors inside with 12 collections that exemplify an organic-inspired approach to dinnerware.  These collections thrive in creating harmony between manufactured and natural elements, in a warm and inviting way. 2in1 Dinnerware As its name suggests, the 2in1 collection offers a little something extra: two pieces in one. 2in1’s stoneware pieces resemble handmade pottery […]

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People eat with their eyes first and that includes the table setting. Delight your guests with a wonderful view of the unexpected – creative plating. In this article, we introduce nine collections that will inspire you to think outside the burger box. Better Burger Collection Is there anything more iconic in foodservice than a fry […]

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Casting off the ornate frills of decades past, mid-century design sprung forth around the 1950s and continues to inspire restauranteurs to bring both organic and geometric shapes to the same table. That’s because this liner modern-retro look takes the sophisticated and makes it approachable. We’ll show you how to create your own mid-century modern commercial […]

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New dinnerware brightens and refreshes your establishment. Here are 8 trending dinnerware looks that elevate presentation. This curated collection walks a fine line between classical and future-forward aesthetics. Additionally, for your added convenience, each collection has a natural synergy with most any flatware pattern. We should note that all of the American Metalcraft melamine collections […]

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