While there are plenty of non-commercial smallware supplies that are available, it’s advised not to purchase them as they won’t be able to withstand being used in your restaurant’s kitchen. Within a few months, you’ll have to buy more, and this could be costly, while commercial smallware supplies are sturdier and will save you money in the long run. Commercial smallware is able to withstand the test of consistent cleaning. Here are a handful of smallware supplies that you will need for your restaurant.
You should purchase two and a half times as many place settings as the number of seats. Cutlery is very quickly thrown away, stolen, and damaged. Therefore, as a restaurant, you require a lot more on hand. These smallware supplies include steak and dinner knives, tablespoons, dessert spoons, soup spoons, and forks of all sorts. Luckily, H.C. Walterhoefer has all of the smallware supplies that you need!
Glassware includes all glasses that are used within the dining room and bar except for any less frequently used barware, like shot glasses. If you serve water for each person, then you should buy one and a half times the number of seats. In any restaurant, 16oz glasses are typically used the most. Purchase a few extra to avoid reordering something that might be out of stock. If you plan on using the same kind of glass for water, soda, and beer, then you should probably order three times the number of seats. Glassware could also easily be broken, so it’s wise to order plenty of these smallware supplies in advance.
Barware should also not be forgotten. You should buy one and a half times the number of seats for the more commonly used glassware, like beer and wine glasses. The general rule of thumb doesn’t apply to shot glasses, brandy sniffers, or rock glasses. These kinds of smallware supplies should be based on the number of sales you believe you will achieve.
If you need help buying your smallware supplies in bulk, visit H.C. Walterhoefer. We have a large selection of restaurant supplies for you to choose from!
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