Is Melamine Dinnerware Microwave-Safe?
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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 dŽcor 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…

How Does Using Color With Your Plating Affect Your Food Presentation?
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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…

17 Creative Ways to Serve Entrée: Burger and Fries
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17 Creative Ways to Serve Entrée: Burger and Fries

Burgers and fries are an All-American classic that never goes out of style or loses its appeal to the consumer. As burgers continue to get reinvented and revamped, it is important to make sure you are framing your culinary classics and highlighting your offerings in ways that match your vision and brand.

10 Creative Ways to Serve Appetizers: Appetizer Sampler Platter
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10 Creative Ways to Serve Appetizers: Appetizer Sampler Platter

The appetizer sampler platter. A must have on any menu. Unfortunately, somehow the mixing of three or more culinary creations leaves a less than visually appealing tabletop presentation. Below are 10 ways to not only highlight your offerings, but delight your guests at the same time. A win-win for everyone!

How to Prevent Scratching on Your Melamine Dinnerware
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How to Prevent Scratching on Your Melamine Dinnerware

Like all dinnerware options, your melamine dinnerware will be susceptible to normal wear and tear throughout its lifespan, and scratches will be a large part of that wear. Alternately, one of the benefits of melamine as an alternative material for dinnerware is its extreme durability vs. most traditional materials like ceramic and china. In the…

7 Creative Ways to Serve Appetizers: Chips and Salsa
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7 Creative Ways to Serve Appetizers: Chips and Salsa

When it comes to plating your appetizers, there are many different ways to achieve stylish eye-catching looks while delighting your guests and highlighting your most popular finger foods. This is true for the house favorite appetizer, chips and salsa. Your options for serving this staple menu appetizer are as plentiful as the different types of salsa…

What is the Normal Lifespan of a Melamine Plate
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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, we’re 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:

PC vs SAN Plastic Tumblers: What’s the Difference?
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PC vs SAN Plastic Tumblers: What’s the Difference?

Plastic tumblers are a popular drinkware option in foodservice because of the operational benefits of durability, which is a cost-saver, and because there are plenty of new designs to elevate tabletop presentation. We’re going to unpack two common types of plastic used to manufacture tumblers, PC and SAN (polycarbonate and styrene-acrylonitrile, respectively), to help you understand their…

13 Creative Ways to Serve Wings
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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,…

4 Easy Steps to Extend Plastic Drinkware’s Service Life
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4 Easy Steps to Extend Plastic Drinkware’s Service Life

Congratulations! You’ve decided to use plastic drinkware at your foodservice establishment due to the many advantages over glassware. With new designs available in plastic drinkware, your beverage service can look as good as glassware, but won’t shatter like glass if it’s dropped, increasing guest and employee safety. Plastic drinking glasses also tend to have a…