Common Questions About Front of the House
What materials are FOH products made from?
FOH makes a wide range of products, but some of its most prominent offerings are made of high-quality porcelain, which is dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe and designed to be particularly chip-resistant with reinforced corners and rims. The porcelain options are also made to be stackable, which ends up saving operators storage space. Since it can be colored and constructed to fit a variety of looks, porcelain comprises much of the series.
FOH also produces some stainless steel options, notably in the Harmony™ collection. These metal bowls can provide visual contrast to porcelain options, enhancing the aesthetic of a dining set. They are also good for salads and cold sides, as the chill of the food can sink into the stainless steel and provide tactile distinction from the rest of the meal.
Does FOH offer disposable servingware?
In addition to porcelain and stainless steel, FOH makes a line of disposable wooden servingware. While most disposable servingware is made of cheap paper or plastic, these products are made from pinewood, which is a biodegradable and compostable material. These disposable Front of the House cups, bowls, and plates have a unique feel to them and work great for catering businesses that want to maintain an elegant feel away from their dining room. The Servewise® line appeals to environmentally conscious operators and customers as pinewood cannot pollute the oceans the way plastic disposables do. Servewise pinewood options are made from renewable wood sources, as well, making them an extra low-waste option.
What are the benefits of Metroweave® placemats?
These vinyl placemats come in a rainbow of colors and patterns so that you can match them with your dinnerware. Different weave styles also provide varying tactile experiences for your customers while still supporting the dinnerware and keeping your tables clean. Think of the Metroweave placemats as a backdrop upon which to set the scene of your meal. Bold colors and patterns can create interesting effects if combined well, but KaTom also carries quality Metroweave mats in subdued colors for operators concerned about overcrowding the display. Metroweave is designed to be sturdy and long lasting so that you get the most service for your money.
Do I need to purchase from one series of FOH products exclusively?
FOH's series are intended to help operators choose a style of Front of the House plates, cups, and bowls without unnecessary hassle. If you find pieces you like within each series, feel free to combine them into a custom look that illustrates the aesthetic you want to create. KaTom's variety of Front of the House cups, plates, placemats, and more can fit innumerable styles, making your establishment unique.