Changing Seasons, Changing Foodservice

Changing Temperatures, Change Foodservice End to End

Johnson Pike works all year to carry your business into winter, ending each year with a bang! With summer fading into fall, we have suggestions and solutions for menus and table settings.

In come soups, stews, braising, roasting and root vegetables – now is the time to get equipment, cookware and dinnerware to match.

Slow Cooking and Large Batching

As the nights get longer so do cook times. Groen by Unified Brands has braising pans and kettles ideal for large batches of slow cooked winter foods:








Braised meats and veggies

Groen braising pan & kettles

The Groen braising pan braises, roasts, boils, simmers, poaches, bain-maries, pan-fries, grills, sautés and steams in sizes up to 40 gallons. Their steam jacketed kettle is available in sizes up to 150 gallons. These pieces are ideal for large settings and events spaces, as well as batch cooking in smaller venues to reduce production time and food waste.

Setting the Table and the Stage

Johnson Pike carries a selection of dinnerware and buffetware appropriate for all venues from fast casual to white tablecloth for all the plated events coming throughout the fall and winter season

Dinnerware and Buffetware

G.E.T. brings their beauty and variety through all their lines. If you are looking to avoid breakage with ultra-durable pieces G.E.T.’s melamine lines are available in a host of colors, faux finishes, shapes and sizes – including large format serving platters perfect for holiday buffets and catered events. Also “the replacement rate for melamine dinnerware is about 10%.” This makes melamine an affordable alternative to porcelain. But if you are looking for porcelain, don’t look elsewhere. The Corona Porcelain line from G.E.T. comes in a stunning array of colors and are commercial dishwasher safe.

Then there’s RAK. From casual to fine-dining, there is no comparison. Between the introduction of RAK Stone or their signature Le Ballet bone china collection, there is no table they can’t set. RAK Stone is a line with the look and finish of stoneware – vitreous and edge resistant, bringing more personality and color with the elegance RAK is known for. Complete your settings with SOLA and RAK cutlery. This flatware is in stock and available in a multitude of designs, patterns, and finishes.

RAK & Sola
We are on the frontline of foodservice, doing all the research so you don’t have to. Johnson Pike is here to guide you through the year end with all the changes that come with saying goodbye to summer. Next month we will dive into buffet ware and catering service.