Can you believe that Thanksgiving, the official starting line of the holiday season, is right around the corner? Wasn’t it just summer?
The holiday season provides ready-made reason to celebrate, no excuses required! More cheer, more sharing, more large parties, more indulgence, more fun…and lots more to plan and do.
We’re in this together, so let’s get this party started! Read on for a few ideas to help get your front of house geared up for a successful holiday season.
It’s a time of year when many who typically have other drinking (or non-drinking) preferences will venture into the world of cocktails.
Nostalgic classics and adventurous concoctions can all be on the menu with the help of complete mixology sets that make it easy to equip your bartender with everything they need—all with a single item number.
The Barfly 5-Piece Cocktail Mixing Set (M37131) gives you all the key components needed to shake and stir craft cocktails.
This coordinated basic set includes an 18 oz. and 28 oz. Cocktail Shaker Set, 17 oz. Mixing Glass, 1 x 2 oz. Japanese Jigger, 13 3/16″ Japanese Bar Spoon, and a Heavy-Duty Spring Bar Strainer.
The Barfly Deluxe Mixology Set (M37102) provides your bartender with a broader array of commercial-grade tools to create virtually any specialty concoction. This comprehensive set includes everything in the above mixing set, except the mixing glass, plus all of the following:
- Fine Mesh Strainer
- 9 3/8” Precision Plus™ Straight Tong
- 11 13/16” Bar Spoon with Muddler End
- Y-Peeler, Black
- Channel Knife
- Composite Muddler
- Japanese Ice Pick
- Cast Aluminum Juicer
- Orange Peeler
- Citrus Zester
- Waiter’s Corkscrew
- 4.3″ Bar Knife, Rounded Tip, Wavy Edge
- 4″ Bar Knife, Pointed Tip, Plain Edge
A choice of gorgeous finishes lets you match your mixology gear to your décor. Both sets are available in your choice of Stainless Steel, Copper Plated (CP), Gold Plated (GD), Gun Metal Black (BK), and Antique Copper (ACP).
Add the perfect festive touch to signature holiday cocktails with the Tablecraft Ultimate Garnish Station™.
This dishwasher safe station has one 1-quart and four 1-pint removable bins for storing lemons, olives, cherries, and other garnishes, all of which can be covered and protected with a translucent, flip-down lid. On either side of the 24 ¾” x 7 ¼” x 6 ¼” station is a 2 compartment caddy with a total of 4 compartments for cocktail picks, stirrers, and umbrellas.
Everyone is so ready to spend good times together. Charcuterie boards and sampler platters are a delicious way to deliver an unforgettable shared experience.
TableCraft’s Europa Collection™ Serving Platters create a stunning backdrop for everything from cold fruit and charcuterie to appetizer samplers and dessert trays.
This durable, melamine collection features a distinctive matte finish with a neutral, deglazed white ceramic style that looks like artisanal stoneware.
Made for direct food contact and safe to 212°F, these dishwasher-safe, round platters are available in four sizes from 11″ to 18″.
More Dressed Up
Sparkly, shiny, happy holiday guests appreciate a table and staff that are also a little dressed up.
For a classic and striking holiday tablescape, the Purity Reflections collection by BauscherHepp sets a celebratory, yet elegant tone.
Well suited for a wide range of food presentations, its faceted design around the rim captures the dazzling light and shadow of classic white porcelain.
The Reflections Collection includes a wide variety of dinner plate, deep round plate, and saucer sizes to showcase your menu throughout the holidays and beyond.
Renaissance Scoop Neck Jacketsby Mercer Culinary keep your team comfortable while coordinating them in crisp, professional style both front and back-of-house.
The double-breasted jacket features 12 cloth-covered buttons and drop shoulders for enhanced range of motion, while thoughtful details like a utility shoulder pocket and ear bud opening help keep chefs happy and productive. Side slits, underarm air vents and a broad selection of sizes ranging from extra small to 5x provide a comfortable fit for your entire culinary team.
Renaissance jackets are offered in white and white with black, red, or blue piping to suit your brand.
More Large Parties
Every server knows how challenging it can be to provide efficient service to large parties, a frequent occurrence throughout the holiday season.
Oval shaped Camtread Trays by Cambro provide servers a stable, non-skid platform to safely carry more dishes with each trip from the kitchen.
Made of heavy-duty fiberglass for years of attractive, durable use, Camtread Trays have a non-skid, rubber surface for safety.
Trays can be ordered in black or tan in three sizes: 23 ⅛” x 19 ¼”, 26 ⅞” x 22″, and 28 ⅞” x 23 ½”.
Carved meats are a holiday tradition, which makes them a cornerstone of indulgent and nostalgic holiday dining. A well-appointed carving station adds a personal, traditional touch to holiday events.
The Hatco DCSB400-R24-1 Round Decorative Carving Station supports proper food serving temperatures while creating an attractive and functional carving display.
Each station is equipped with a patented telescoping heated decorative lamp; a heated, food-safe simulated stone base controlled by an adjustable thermostat and power switch; and an integrated, curved safety shield.
Posts and lampshade come standard in Bright Nickel and are also available in additional plated finishes such as Bright Brass and Antique Bronze. The heated base comes standard in Night Sky, but is also available in a variety of simulated stone colors to coordinate with your décor.
The elegant Züm Carving Knife by Mercer Culinary is perfect for high visibility applications such as carving stations.
Use this exceptionally strong and balanced knife to carve holiday favorites such as turkey, roast beef, and baked ham.
Designed for high performance, strength, and durability, precision-forged Züm cutlery is made of high-carbon German cutlery for unmatched edge retention and resistance to rust and corrosion.
Taper-ground edges stay sharper longer and allow for finer, more precise chopping and slicing. A rounded spine and sleek, black Delrin handle provide an ergonomic grip and superior comfort in every knife.
For more ideas or help getting equipped for the holidays and the year to come, contact us!