Choosing the Right Dinnerware for Your Restaurant
Choosing the right dinnerware for a successful restaurant or hotel is not the same as setting out dishes at home. Here are some important points to take into account when you purchase these critical items for your hospitality business.
Every good hospitality business begins with a vision. This vision must be consistent throughout everything you do to provide a seamless customer experience. Everything from the motif, design, branding, layout, architecture, as well as the menu, must adhere to a single style. Creating a successful ambiance is largely about consistency. This means that not only should the dinnerware be matching, and of a high quality, but it must also reflect your brand message and style.
Mix and Match
While mixing and matching is generally to be avoided, sometimes items of a given set are unavailable. For this reason, it is a good idea to have a complete backup set of dinnerware that is of a different style to your original collection. This way, if for whatever reason your primary set of reduced by as much as 20%, you can replace it completely with the replacement set. And because your replacement set is of a differing style as to your original, there will be no risk of mixing the two.
Easing Adherence to Intended Use
If you serve some dishes using hot plates, you should look into selecting a set of dinnerware- all of which can serve as hotplates. Put more simply, whatever the most demanding use any of your dinnerware must endure should not be beyond the capability of anything in your collection to perform. This will save you and your staff the worry of using a wrong item for a purpose which could be disastrous if done incorrectly.
Whatever it is that you choose when you buy, think in terms of the broadest application possible. By keeping your dinnerware collection as homogeneous and multi purpose as possible, you will avoid inconsistency and error at a far better rate.