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.
Natural dining elements are gaining popularity as more and more fine dining establishments see the need to create unique, authentic experiences.
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.
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.
When you put things together and wind up with something greater than the sum of the parts, by definition, it's a synergy. When those parts are varied and diverse but still capable of creating a synergy, they can be classified as sundries. This is the case with the new Sundry Collection from BauscherHepp.
There are no rules for setting a tabletop. From colors to materials, you have the freedom to create a unique dining experience for your guests, and the only limit is your imagination. In many environments, tabletop uniformity is important for branding, overall theme, and consistency. But what about foodservice operations who want to mix things up a bit?
Flatware is available in different finishes for a reason. With options come different aesthetics, and each one has a unique place depending on the type of restaurant or foodservice operation. From smooth, matte to a jewelry-inspired metallic finish, we've seen them all. However, one finish stands out as being perfectly imperfect, the stonewashed finish.