I attended Catersource for the first time in four years, and was impressed at how the tradeshow has grown in attendance and exhibitor! Here are a few of the emerging trends I spotted at the show:
Available in almost every color, dipped flatware is a modern and eye-catching finish.
Organic Shapes and Finishes
No longer is hospitality dishware restricted to the round or square. These uneven shapes look as if they just emerged from an artisan’s kiln or a woodworker’s shop. Their finishes are unique and also reflect a hand-made appearance.
Stolzle named this “Olympic Metallics”. These are actual glassware, but covered with metallic coated finishes in various color combinations. Perfect for that special dessert presentation!
Specialty Cake Plates
RRP Fortessa has perfected the art of the curated tablescape. Here they have designed a new line of 8” cake plates. This pattern is Casablanca, inspired by the markets of Marrakesh. Their specialty cake plates are not a “set”, but instead only available in the 8” size—designed to amp up the basic white china pattern.