Don't you just hate it when you travel somewhere on business....and, when you get there, you find there's a #CraftBeer Week
That's what attendees to this week's NRA Show
in Chicago are finding. We know, we know....it's tough duty. But, hey...somebody has to do it.
Seriously, Chicago Craft Beer Week
is an effort to promote the great brewers, breweries, brewpubs, craft beer serving bars and the beer loving community in the greater Chicago area. Brought to you by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, Chicago Craft Beer Week 2013 last for eleven days - May 16-26th and will be held at venues all over the Chicago area. From beer dinners to tap takeovers, from Lincoln Park to Bridgeport, we hope to help you find out just how great Chicago Craft Beer really is. to check out the list of scheduled events and venues, go here:http://chibeerweek.com/schedule/
Holy Craft! It's in all the papers!
And, for those attending the NRA Show at McCormick Convention Center, this would also be a great time to check out the great beer glass selections from people like Libbey
, Cardinal Glass
, Oneida/Anchor Hocking, Steelite
, Luigi Bormioli from Bauscher USA
, and Duralex
. We know you realize the importance of having the right glass to give your guests the best beer experience possible. But, in case you need a little refresher course, here's a great - and short - video from CraftBeer.comA week that lasts eleven days! Love it!
The traditional German flatware manufacturer HEPP is starting out in a completely new direction in the year of its 150th anniversary: the STYLE cutlery range is characterized by its powerful shapes and straight lines and is thus clearly different from other cutlery. Chamfers on the edges of the handles break up the smooth, highly polished surfaces and transfer the same modern design seen in architecture and automotive construction to the world of fine dining.
The uniqueness of this collection is definitely the bowl of the spoon; which is deliberately designed in a "square" shape. Another particular eye-catcher in this collection is the handsome knife with a classically long blade and wide handle. With its optically protruding dimensions, Hepp's STYLE provides an especially suitable accompaniment to modern, capacious dinnerware in any shape.
The excellent balance, and high material strength of four millimeters emphasizes the striking design and the quality of STYLE and at the same time ensures a very pleasant haptic experience when eating.
Since 1863, Hepp has made their name in upscale hotels and restaurants around the world. Hepp's success is founded on their traditional company values such as reliability and quality. Hepp's customers include The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group and many other fine hotels and restaurants.
The excellent balance, and high material strength of four millimeters emphasizes the striking design and the quality of Hepp's new STYLE design and at the same time ensures a very pleasant haptic experience when eating. With 17 pieces, STYLE has all the requirements of upmarket catering fully covered. In addition to the highly polished stainless steel 18/10 variant, STYLE from Hepp is also available in silver plated.
Hepp flatware is distributed in North America and the Caribbean by Bauscher USA Inc.
To learn more about Hepp
products or any of the other hospitality products available from Bauscher USA,
go here: www.BauscherUSA.com
Bauscher's new ENJOY COLORS has five decors, including new "EFFECTS" shown here.
new ENJOY range now includes plates with narrow rims
in four sizes and new soup bowls
, providing restaurateurs with even more options for presenting their culinary creations in a highly individual and versatile way. Bauscher
will also introduce “ENJOY COLORS”, five new decorating ideas
that show the variety of the collection.
Since its launch in 2010, ENJOY has been very popular with hotels and restaurants as well as professional caterers. The collection’s design, inspired by the natural curves of a delicate necklace, has been nominated for the 2013 German Design Award.
While the existing plates from Bauscher's
original ENJOY collection, with their elegant, wide rims, are a real eye-catcher, the appeal of the new narrow-rimmed plates is their especially large surface area, making them the perfect addition to the ENJOY range and offers a wide variety of options for food presentation. Bauscher
is demonstrating the versatility of the ENJOY collection with five new décor
innovations. ENJOY COLORS new decors allow something for every restaurant menu and ambiance:
• The fine lines of the Effects
design produce a three-dimensional impression, blending into the rim and underlining its soft curve in the third dimension.
• The mosaic-like Country Style
décor opens up different gastronomic backdrops depending on the color scheme. Red, for example, suits the contemporary country house style, while gray conveys understated elegance.
brings a sophisticated highlight to any table setting. The grainy, mesh-like pattern produces a deceptively realistic effect that evokes high- quality leather.
• The floral pattern of Modern Romance
has a loosely scattered effect. The interplay of the colors lends the stylized flower pattern, with its silhouette-style blooms, a special charm – ideal for cuisine that is inventive and light.
• With its vibrant and contemporary hues, the Block Colors
range reawakens the pleasure of dining. Whether used for flamboyant individual pieces, or in combination with different shades or patterns, this intensive color range brings great vitality to the table.
It’s been a busy year for the folks at Bauscher USA
. The company now distributes five brands of commercial tabletop products: Bauscher, HEPP, Tafelstern, WMF
, and Luigi Bormioli
. These five brands are an ideal match through their category expertise and European roots. All five brands have a long history of cooperation in the global market, and this natural union allows for a comprehensive tabletop solution. Needless to say, Bauscher USA
is now the source for the complete hospitality tabletop.
To learn more about Bauscher
and all its great hospitality tabletop products, go here:http://www.bauscherusa.com/
Like all Luigi Bormioli collections, ATELIER embodies Italy’s gusto for the good things of the earth - our wines and foods that are uniquely Italian, but loved the world over.
ATELIER has an extensive collection of graceful glasses whose angled bowls add interest to the design and more surface for refracting light through beverages.
ATELIER is a glassware collection with a contemporary design conceived for specific wines suitable for an elegant “mise en place”.
Understanding the practicalities of the restaurant business, Luigi Bormioli made sure the curving point of the bowl in ATELIER’s shape would provide high resistance to shocks and also indicates the proper pouring level.
In addition to its wide range of wineglasses, ATELIER from Luigi Bormioli
also has an extensive range of matching barware and tumblers, each with the distinctive bowl shape so identified with the ATELIER line.
Since February of this year, Luigi Bormioli
has been available to the North American hospitality market from Bauscher USA
. With a wide range of top quality tabletop products from Luigi Bormioli
, and Tafelstern Porcelain
can meet the needs of the most demanding hotel or restaurant menu.
Luigi Bormioli's VINOTEQUE has bowl shapes for a wide range of wine varietals.
One immediate result of its partnership with Bauscher USA
is that Luigi Bormioli
ghas increased its offering of both wineglasses and barware to North American hotel and restaurant customers.
Now, from Luigi Bormioli
comes the VINOTEQUE range of stemglasses has been designed to fully satisfy the 5 senses: sound, sight, smell, taste and touch. Each wine varietal has unique sensory properties and, for this reason, each wine must be served in a proper shaped wineglass in order to enhance its characteristics. The main function of Luigi Bormioli's
VINOTEQUE wineglasses are to balance the various sensations provided by each type of wine.Bauscher USA President Jeffrey Heaney
comments, "The reaction to pairing the Luigi Bormioli with our Bauscher/Hepp and Tafelstern/WMF dinnerware and flatware products has been tremendous. Existing Luigi Bormioli customers also like having our other products as options since they are so complimentary."
VINOTEQUE'S shape and dimensions are the result of studies and scientific research on the organoleptic appreciation of aromas and on the physical conditions and characteristics that enables the glass to enhance their perception.
With VINOTEQUE from Luigi Bormioli, hospitality industry customers have a wide range of professional, elegant, and robust wineglasses with high sensorial perception for the tasting of all kinds of wines:
• Shapes and sizes designed as a result of scientific studies, to maximize the olfactory and taste perception of wines.
• Tested by Centro Studi Assaggiatori using the Advanced Big Sensory Test® and the Analogic-Affective Big Sensory Test®.
• Made in High-Tech Blown Crystal Glass with high resistance to breakage.
There it is....right there on page 84 of the new Tafelstern-WMF
catalog. New NORDIC flatware pattern from WMF
. A great design with a incredible
has been a German brand of distinction since 1853 and its designs range from classic to contemporary. WMF
understands that an innovation is the realization of a good idea but one criteria they always consider is the stress of everyday professional use in a restaurant or hospitality setting.
Check out all the professional hospitality tabletop products - Bauscher, Hepp, Tafelstern, WMF,
and Luigi Bormioli
- from Bauscher USA
by going here: http://bauscherusa.com/
Some relationships....are just meant to be. Bauscher/Hepp and Tafelstern/WMF new catalogs are out. Restaurant tabletops everywhere have begun to smile.
We're pretty sure the new Luigi Bormioli catalog can't be far behind.
To learn more about Bauscher USA
and the extensive portfolio of top tabletop products, go here:http://www.bauscherusa.com/
or give them a call (888.840.4333) to get your own new catalog.
With the official agreement between Luigi Bormioli and Bauscher USA now over a month old, things couldn't be going better according to Jeffrey Heaney, President of Bauscher USA.
"Customer reaction has been terrific and we have been excited to hear from so many existing and new Luigi Bormioli restaurant and hotel operators," commented Heaney. "The relationship is off to a great start."
Already the marketer for the Bauscher, Hepp, Tafelstern and WMF brands for the foodservice sector, Bauscher USA is now supplies the full tabletop of dinnerware, flatware, and glassware with the addition of the Luigi Bormioli brand to its portfolio. “The five brands are an ideal match through their category expertise and will allow a comprehensive tabletop solution to be promoted by a joined sales force. With a consistent quality and service culture as Bauscher USA, Luigi Bormioli will allows us to offer a complete tabletop solution for our clients that is harmonious with our ‘specialist strategy.” stated Heaney recently.
Bauscher USA is now the hospitality industry source for Luigi Bormioli glassware in the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean foodservice markets.
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BHS Tabletop is the parent of iconic tabletop brands, Bauscher, Tafelstern, and Schonwald.
It's no secret to TabletopJournal
readers that BHS tabletop AG’s
American sales subsidiary, Bauscher Inc
., has significantly expanded its range for customers in the North American market. On 1 November 2012, Bauscher Inc
., headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina took over the distribution of the flatware and hotel brands Hepp
Hotel to the American market. In addition, BHS
has also concluded a contract with the Italian glass manufacturer Luigi Bormioli
for distribution in the US, the Caribbean and Canada. The agreements are part of an expansion strategy for North and Central America being implemented by the BHS Management Board. “We can thus offer discerning, upscale catering and hotel business customers in North and Central America value-added alternatives to the cheap products coming in from Asia,”
says Stefan Jänicke, BHS tabletop AG Head of Export
: “The high competence of the Italian glassware manufacturer Luigi Bormioli fits squarely with both product rages, the high-quality porcelain and cutlery from Germany.” “The US markets are an important strategic focus for us,”
adds Christian Strootmann, CEO of BHS tabletop AG
: “Through the additions to our range and the investment of significant marketing funds, marked growth has been achieved in the US in 2012. In 2013, we will continue this growth path to compensate the difficult general conditions in Europe.” BHS tabletop AG
with its brands Bauscher
professional porcelain and Schönwald
is the world market leader for professional porcelain and annually sells some 40 million pieces of tableware for the professional catering sector. Among its customers in 120 countries are luxury hotels, restaurants, airlines and cruise ship lines, canteens, nursing homes and hospitals. The company headquartered in Selb, Northern Bavaria, Germany employs more than 1,000 staff and manufactures exclusively in Germany.
To learn more about BHS tabletop AG
and its various brands, go here: http://www.bhs-tabletop.de/