When we introduced the Playground collection a few years ago, our goal was to provide chefs with the platforms they need to express their creativity. After all, trends have been moving tabletop into a more whimsical, playful style for several years now.
What is fine casual dining? It's a term that is said to be invented by the founder of Shake Shack, Danny Meyer, to express a new breed of American restaurants that blends speed and convenience with chef-driven menus and small, upscale designs.
As we've explored in previous posts, the Playground collection from BauscherHepp is an easy way to add a bit of amusement to just about any type of tabletop setting.
Everything begins somewhere.
Our love of play, of having fun, for example, begins when we're children. We find joy in discovering the color wheel. We learn to laugh at knock knock jokes. We can't wait for recess every day when we can go out to the playground. And it's this exact essence that's at the heart of the new Playground collection from Bauscher.
Sometimes you get pairs that don't make sense, but we all know from experience that when you put certain opposites together, magical things can happen. Salt and sugar. Oil and vinegar. Citrus and spice. Even peanut butter on hamburgers can make for an interesting dining experience.
The New Year brings both reflection and anticipation. We hear this in music recaps from the previous year. We see it on the news. And we read what's coming ahead in various articles across the web. Foodservice is certainly part of that collection of content.
So let's take a quick look at what we anticipate to be some of the hot trends in food and beverage in 2018.
BauscherHepp curated the Playground collection to provide options when plating. With unique construction and the potential for improvisation, tabletop can be like recess with Playground, and end users are starting to discover the impact this collection can have.
Pop up dinners are all the rage. They give chefs the opportunity to interact with their most loyal followers in intimate, unique settings, while providing an element of exclusivity and adventure reserved for those "in the know."