The Risks of Disposable Dinnerware

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/3/22 12:29 PM

An increase in single-use plastics use has had unmitigated impacts across the globe

When the Coronavirus outbreak began in 2019, its effects rippled out in unusual ways to be felt in the most unexpected places. Once restaurants shut down, takeout became the only viable option, which necessitated a switch to single-use containers. Now that businesses have reopened, many have chosen to stay with disposables out of hygiene concerns.

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Consumers Want to Know Where Their Food Comes From

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/28/22 11:15 AM

Plank Seafood dinner served on Stella, Purity Pink Pearls, Nara, and Origin

Living in an increasingly globalized time means our world is becoming ever smaller. Foods that were once difficult to obtain due to geographic or seasonal limitations can now be sourced all year long from around the globe. Just a few decades ago, avocados were hard to come by. Now you’re likely to find them in nearly every grocery store.

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Copper: Historic Uses with Modern Style

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/25/21 10:16 AM

PVD Copper flatware like the Talia Copper collection above add zest to any setting

The oft overlooked cousin of gold and silver, copper is a naturally-occurring metal and gorgeous color. We looked into this metal's ancient history and modern applications of the shade in design.

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Sales Representative Group of the Year Announced

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/28/21 11:48 AM

BauscherHepp's Sales Representative Group of the Year comprises Glen Turner (left) and Zac Long (right)

We are always so excited to declare our Sales Representative Group of the Year, and this was especially true after finishing up a tough year like 2020. Vegas-based group AJ Sales blew us away with their sales numbers in 2020, exceeding their sales plan by 43.9% and surpassing their 2019 numbers by 69.4%. We asked AJ Sales Principal Glen Turner about the secret to his success, the addition of a new team member, adapting to the challenges of COVID, and the new AJ Sales showroom!  

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Pantone's Colors of the Year for 2021

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/6/21 11:00 AM

Featuring Nara Grey by Playground, Stuttgart Yellow-Gold by Bauscher, Pantone's Colors of the Year, Bento Boxes by MyGlassStudio, and Purity Favorites by Bauscher

A new year begins, and Pantone’s Colors of the Year have been chosen! That’s not a typo, by the way. For only the second time in history, TWO colors have been chosen for 2021: Ultimate Gray (a warm, light gray) and Illuminating (a sunny lemon yellow).

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Interview with Wallace Wong: The Six Pack Chef

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/2/20 10:00 AM

Photo courtesy of Wallace Wong's website: sixpackchef.com

Wallace Wong has come a long way since helping his grandparents in the kitchen as a child. Our Canadian friends in particular may recognize his name from a variety of Food Network television programs: he's won Fridge Wars and Chopped Canada, finished 3rd in Top Chef Canada, and placed as a top 10 finalist in Bake It Possible. We recently asked The Six Pack Chef some questions about his illustrious career. 

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Tradition, Modernity, and Sustainability: Hotel Hohenhaus

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/9/20 9:30 AM

In the middle of the hilly forest landscape of North Hesse, there is a real Heppstar: the renowned Hotel Hohenhaus. Surrounded by untouched nature, guests will find an idyllic retreat on the former manor. Johann Sebastian Bach, who came from nearby Eisenach, was probably inspired by the picturesque panorama of the region to create his world-famous symphonies. The time out in the Central German scenery certainly brings no less inspiring and dreamy holiday memories to the visitors of the Hotel Hohenhaus.

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From Cure-All Tonic to the Gin & Tonic

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/9/20 9:50 AM

Genever: a delightfully herbal concoction made from juniper berries. This name may be unfamiliar to you, but its anglicized cousin you’ll likely recognize: gin.

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Texas Tastemaker Winners Announced

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/17/20 9:00 AM

Winners of the CultureMap Tastemaker awards like Chef Chris Shepherd of Georgia James pictured above were announced last week

This month the CultureMap Tastemaker Awards announced the winners of their annual celebration of Texan culinary talent. According to the CultureMap website, their mission “is to shine a spotlight on the people making the local restaurant scene special and honor their innovation, energy, and creativity.” We were honored to see so many of our customers recognized for their vision, and we are so grateful to work with each and every one.

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Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Dining

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/5/20 9:00 AM

Photos courtesy of Rosewater Kitchen & Bar

As businesses continue to reopen, you may find your seating capacity greatly reduced to accommodate Covid safety measures. It may be time to think outside the box, or rather, outside the walls. Outdoor dining is a welcome addition to any restaurant, and it creates new opportunities for your business. Here are a few things to keep in mind when expanding or creating your outdoor space:

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