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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

2007 Tabletop Performance Awards

2007 Tabletop Performance Awards by Foodservice Equipment and Supplies
The front of the house takes center stage as we celebrate the tops in tabletops.


Category: Independent Restaurant with a per-person check average of more than $30
Second Place: Table 45, InterContinental Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio
Specifiers: Michael Cooper, food and beverage director, Intercontinental Hotel; Kevin Dawson, sales rep, and D.J. Kourie, sales manager-North, The Wasserstrom Company, Columbus, Ohio


Winning Elements Second Helpings:
All of these pieces look great aside one another and the use of red ties them together. Instead of looking old fashioned, the simple logo plate looks contemporary in this setting, which is hard to accomplish. The detail put into this tabletop supports its functionality; for example, the use of an olive oil plate with a bread and butter plate.
Chinaware: Steelite (Sheer Monaco signature and dessert plate, entrée bowl; Duo coffee/cappuccino/espresso), Sheer Dusk (bowl), Ola (entrée platter, side and sorbet dishes, teapot with stand, coffee/ cappuccino accessories), Narumi (Oval 3 divided plate, dessert platter and plate), Aura (rectangular bread tray), Revol (crumble tumblers)
Flatware: Hepp
Glassware: Steelite (Rona utility wine, red wine, Champagne), Fortessa (Pure, Ypsilon, After Hours, Pilsner), State (custom red water tumbler)
Accessories: Chilewich (custom), Candlecorp (frosted glass lamps), Smartcandle (rechargeable tealights), Via Motif (bread basket), Oggi (bar trays)


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