Front of House - Dining room
There are an infinite number of ways to set a table, ranging from the most formal to the most casual. However, in every case, standard rules apply. Clean, high-quality linens, tablecloths and tabletop pieces can make a real difference in presentation, when used as the foundation of settings that include all the essentials of a pleasant and relaxing dining experience.
TABLE LIGHTING OPTIONS
Whether you’re outfitting a fine restaurant or casual eatery, neighborhood bar or nightclub, attractive lamps help enhance your décor, reflect your personality, enrich your cuisine – and most importantly, make your guests feel warm and welcome. Effective table lighting is an affordable way to turn a delicious meal into a memorable experience. Choose from a multitude of styles, colors and designs – and create whatever ambience your heart desires.
Lamp bases, globes and shades are not dishwasher-safe. Instead, wipe with a clean damp cloth. If necessary, wash with mild soap and water. Dry immediately with a clean, soft cloth to prevent water spotting. Do not use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleansers or metal polishing agents when cleaning. Fabric shades have been treated with a flame retardant for your safety. Each shade has also been treated with a stain-repelling agent; however, they are not “stain-proof.” When cleaning, wipe with a clean, damp cloth only. When attempting to remove spills, blot the area until the spill is removed.
FUEL, CANDLES, CHARCOAL & LOGS
Find everything you need to fuel your catering event, from chafer fuel to candles, charcoal, logs and more.
Back of House - Kitchen & Bar
Finding the right kitchen tool for the job at hand is not always easy, especially when there are so many products to choose from. We've got the assortment of indispensable items and gadgets needed to keep your operation running smoothly.
A good set of cutlery is a chef’s best friend in the kitchen. US Foods® Equipment and Supplies leads the way with a large assortment of cutlery options, including Dexter and Wüsthof. Our exclusive Superior® line of commercial cutlery is another high performer that’s durable and affordable.
Catering large parties, such as weddings, anniversary parties and holiday gatherings, is a great way to boost sales. It’s also a lot of work. It demands the right organizational skills and the right equipment, but if done properly, it’s one of the best ways to get the word out about your place of business. We can help you get set up with all the necessary equipment, and to make things even easier, here are a few reminders to ensure a successful event.
Choosing the right chafer
The variety of chafing dishes and pans available for catering and buffets can be overwhelming. To keep things simple, consider the shape and capacity you want; whether or not you’ll need electric or a canned heat source; if you’d like a removable, hinged or rollout lid; and what material and detail embellishments you’d like based on your budget. Whatever you decide, you’ll find all your choices right here.