From fast-food chains to five-star restaurants, you need the right food service supplies. One of the most important things to consider when purchasing these products is the material they are made of. Different materials will serve different purposes, have economic and environmental benefits, and provide better durability.
Gloves are essential to have in stock any foodservice business. They help to maintain both a sanitary and safe workplace. Gloves come in many different materials, each serving a different purpose. You should choose the material that gives you cut & heat resistance. But don't compromise on employee comfort, as many people are allergic to latex.
All glove types come in different thicknesses, and not all are made equal. You might choose a thicker low-quality glove or a higher quality material such as nitrile with thinner specs. Although very different, both get the job done.
All are materials available in powdered or powdered free versions.
(Note: Per FDA regulation, all food handling requires powder-free gloves.)
When you spend so much time preparing food, its important that employees, patients, and customers have the utensils to eat it! Although there are different weights to consider, these are not as important as the materials your cutlery can be made out of.
While weight is loosely regulated and varies from manufacturer to manufacture, the quality of materials will remain more or less constant. Not only do they have different price points, but they range in durability and environmentally friendly features.
Note: Whichever material you choose, opt for a cutlery dispensing solution. The typical method of putting the utensils into a large container and letting users choose is highly unsanitary. Reaching in can spread germs and contaminate the other cutlery. Whether they’re mounted no a wall or tabletop, dispensers eliminate this factor by producing one piece of cutlery at a time.
The dinnerware you choose for your foodservice can help promote your company culture, boost morale, and add a splash of color to your services if you so choose. This is because plates and bowls come in a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes. However, the first thing you should consider when choosing your dinnerware is the material. Depending on your needs, certain materials will perform best for your business.
Business owners have seen significant savings when they switch from tabletop dispensers to counter dispensers. It's wise to look at the napkin usage in your business— it may be in your best interest to do the same. Choosing cheaper napkins won't reduce your overall cost. When napkins are flimsy, patrons use more of them. On the other hand, higher-end napkins get used less and set a better impression of your business.
Do you still have questions about our selection of food service supplies? Are you interested in learning more about the single-vendor approach and how it can save you money?