April 26 is national Stop Food Waste Day. At Tablecraft, we believe this should be our goal everyday. So, here are some of our savvy solutions to help your foodservice operations serve efficiently, store effectively, save economically, while making a positive impact on our environment.
TableCraft has products to use at the bar, in the prep area and at the buffet that helps curb the amount of food that gets tossed at the end of the service — from storage tips to portioning and measuring effectively.
Let’s work together to stop food waste by making smarter choices and using smarter tools. Are you ready?
In the Food Prep Area
Food prep stations is a hot spot for food waste solutions.
To start, our Invertatop Squeeze Bottles ensure you get the very last drop of dressings, condiments or toppings with our fills-from-top and dispense-from-bottom design.
Our clear, plastic To-Go Pouches (in three sizes) can store and seal extras for the next day; from cut veggies to sauce or seasoning mixes. Or create a customer carry-out solution that’s super on-trend.
Speaking of storage, TableCraft has a wide-array of glass and plastic jars — in all shapes and sizes to accommodate spices, seasons to dressings, cut-up fruit, yogurt parfaits and crudiete. Plus, a collection of carafes for serving drinks and more salad dressings. Resealable lids make them easy to label and store in the walk-in.
For large quantities of food products, our Freezer Box Sets are an ideal solution for items such as salads and breads. The boxes, made of sturdy plastic, easily stack and can be labeled with a marker for easy communication. Ready for the next service.
Behind the Bar
We’ve got several solutions for bartenders to conserve garnishes, liquor, mixes and more — saving profits and slowing the behind-the-bar waste.
Save fresh-cut garnishes from becoming squished, unusable product at the bottom of the bin with our First In, First Out Garnish Dispenser (BCD6000), which ensured proper product rotation, as it dispenses the oldest product before the newest. It can also be covered and stored in the fridge overnight.
Our PourMaster Gallon Backups (8128A) is another way we save on mixers and natural juice, with fitted caps that keep contents fresh between use and when bar is closed.
Don’t forget portioning to save profits! Our wide selection of jiggers, and shakers help measure out the correct amount of liquor and spirits to be used in cocktail recipes. And our commerical pourers include caps and screens to create a smooth, consistent pours, while protecting bottle contents from contaminants.
At the Buffet
Whether a grab-n-go set up or white-glove service, buffets are another place to install products that are food waste busters.
Starting with our portioning spoons to save on food waste and ensure the expected amount is served to each guest. Our Spoonouts, available in plastic and stainless steel, include the measurements on the handle for quick identification and are all machine-washable.
Our Simple Solutions Acrylic Covers are custom-made for our collection of Simple Service serving vessels, so they cover them tight for a night in the fridge/freezer — to be used again the next day.
Sauce cups with lids, and single-serve jars allow users to take what they want in small quantities, so they waste less. From oatmeal to desserts. And lids are available to items can be kept fresh on the service line or or in-between operation.