Why The Plate Is More Important Than The Food

Many restaurateurs or café owners forget the minor detail that is choosing the right dinnerware for the establishment. It can be daunting to select a plate to go with every dish in the restaurant, so here’s why it’s important to consider investing in good dinnerware.

REFLECTION ON THE BUSINESS

Pizza Plate

The dinnerware of your café or restaurant is a stage for the food to be presented to your customers. It can make the customer excited to take a photo and enjoy the meal. That will generate buzz around your establishment as well and bring in more customers. You can make a casual pizza place like an upscale restaurant by choosing the plates you use in your business. Check out our great range of pizza plates suitable for home and catering sectors!

LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING

Eco Friendly Plates

It all depends on the setting of your establishment. Usually, any high-end places opt for light or dark coloured plates to showcase the food more clearly. Smaller establishments lean towards intricate plate details, such as nautical designs for seafood restaurants. Interestingly, research has shown round plates and bowls can be related to food that is sweet, while angular plates are linked to savoury food.

SIZE MATTERS

Plates and Bowls

Plate size makes up a major factor of how the customer distinguishes the value of the meal and compares it to the price. Research discovered that customers are most satisfied to see a plate that is three quarters filled, and anything beyond that customers won’t think it’s worth the price. Similarly, if there is more space on the plate than food, the customer typically perceives it as not worth it. The beautiful Serax Range, pictured above, is now exclusively available at WholesalePak!

BUDGET-WISE PLATES

The Corner House

You don’t have to break the bank to get the best plates, but that doesn’t mean you should be a scrooge on buying cheap quality dinnerware as well. Purchasing good quality dinnerware can make you save more, as it won’t chip and wear easy in the long run, and it makes your restaurant more environmentally friendly, too. The goal is to get good quality plates that fit your budget and the setting of the restaurant.

Creating the ambience of your business with a simple choice of dinnerware can make your customers’ dining experience highly enjoyable and you’ll leave them coming back for more. Why not tell us how much this small change has affected your business for the better?

Check out the Churchill collection, and other beautiful designs for plates and bowls are available exclusively at WholesalePak!

Three Sustainable Materials Used For Food Packaging

Sustainable business practices are the future.

These days, customers are becoming increasingly conscious of their environmental impact and are increasingly concerned about the origins of the materials they use. If you are a business looking to make your food packaging more sustainable, then consider these three eco-friendly materials.

#1. FALLEN PALM LEAVES

Palm Leaves

If you’ve ever owned a palm tree, you’ll know just how many palm fronds fall off your tree each year. They end up on the ground and eventually in the bin, so why not use all of these fallen leaves to make disposable food packaging? There are many companies that use compostable fallen palm leaves and water to create Eco-packaging with a beautiful wood-like colour and sleek texture – this way, trees no longer need to be cut down.

#2. BAMBOO

Bamboo

If you are into sustainability, then you have no doubt heard about the Eco-wonder that is bamboo. Bamboo is one of the most abundant plant species on Earth and, as it is technically a grass and not wood, it is extremely fast growing and can be harvested every four to five years. This bamboo can then be pulped and pressed to create disposable food packaging. Bamboo dinnerware is 100% biodegradable and Eco-friendly, as well as being strong and sturdy. Bamboo food packaging also has a natural woody colour and smooth texture.

#3. SUGARCANE

Sugarcane

Sugarcane food packaging is made by processing and pressing sugarcane pulp. Like bamboo, sugar cane is fast-growing and can be harvested a lot quicker than most commercial woods. Likewise, it can be used to create sturdy and versatile dinnerware that can house a wide variety of foods. Sugarcane food packaging is becoming increasingly popular due to the fact that it is grease and water resistant, fridge and freezer safe and microwave safe (up to 220°C). Sugarcane food packaging is 100% renewable and compostable.

At WholesalePak we know that sustainable business practices are the key to a sustainable future. If you need some inspiration for sustainable food packaging, check our large range of Ecoware products.

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