Slenda Dinnerware's Versatile Minimalism
Slenda's aesthetic strength comes from its simplicity, with unadorned shapes and clean, no-nonsense designs. This series is made in World Tableware's Royale Rideau ceramic, which Syracuse China introduced in 1988 to better compete in the high-end dinnerware market. That ceramic is now used to create many of World Tableware's flagship lines, and it gives Slenda dinnerware a light cream color. This neutral shade allows Slenda to be worked into virtually any tabletop theme and aesthetic. Slenda is a premium-grade line, but it is offered here at a price competitive with mid-grade dinnerware.
Slenda dinner plates are available as contemporary rimless coupe plates as well as more traditional rimmed plates, which come in both narrow- and wide-rimmed varieties. Slenda can be used to serve a simple bacon and eggs breakfast in the morning and a multi-course dinner later in the day. With a collection as versatile as Slenda, there's no need to invest in different patterns for each daypart.
This series is named "Slenda" because its pieces are thinner and lighter than comparable dinnerware, giving the series a number of advantages. First, the shape makes the plates easier to handle, improving the efficiency of your bus crew and servers alike, contributing to fewer breaks and spills, and reducing operator fatigue. Their thin bodies allow Slenda plates to take up 30 percent less space when stacked, compared to traditional dinnerware.
More than Just Plates
Pieces from the Syracuse Slenda collection can be used to build a complete tabletop setup. The Slenda drinkware collection includes all the ceramic cups you need for a full table service, including espresso cups, tea cups, and coffee mugs, each available in a number of sizes. Tabletop accessories include sugar packet holders, creamers, and salt and pepper shakers.
Slenda pieces are not limited to individual dinnerware, but include serving pieces as well. This includes platters and trays in shapes ranging from the traditional rectangle to contemporary oval plates. Oval and rectangle crocks, as well as serving bowls, can be used in family-style restaurants and to serve salads. Slenda Valla is a collection of buffetware that includes risers and platters to create an attractive and functional spread for hors d'oeuvres and appetizers.
Apart from the main Syracuse China Slenda series, the collection also offers something for the operator looking to depart from the status quo. In the dinnerware collection, there are rectangular, square, and triangular plates. The Slenda Verve collection is a unique set consisting of core plates and serving pieces styled to give the illusion of motion.