Blog posts tagged with 'caterers'

Top Special Event News of Interest

With business finally calming down long enough to breathe I thought I would round up some of the most relevant articles that I thought were worth reading. It is so hard for one person to check multiple news and blogs every day, all week so this blog helps to alleviate the need for having to spend a lot of time reviewing the top special event news. Check out the articles below:

7 Tips for Time Management from Caterers for Caterers

This article has some great time management tips from caterers who have already learned the hard way. Though written by a caterer, for other caterers, the advice doesn’t strictly apply to the catering industry and can be used across different industries. Get insight into what works for other caterers and how you can implement these time management tips into your work day.

The Winners of the 2016 BizBash Event Style Awards

Get event inspiration and see some of the best ideas and smartest strategies in events and meetings by looking through the winning events of the 2016 BizBash Event Style Awards. The entries demonstrated innovation, quality of execution, effectiveness and an influential impact on the event and meeting industry.

An Industrial Revolution

The rustic farm décor theme has been a hot trend for years but the latest trends are shifting into industrial-style products. Metal chairs, stools, tables made of stainless steel are being used at a variety of events. They pair well with the rustic farm décor lending to upsell opportunities of a party rental’s existing inventory. Hear what event equipment suppliers and party rental companies are saying about this trend.

A Guided Meditation: A 10-Minute Practice for People Who Think They Can’t

There’s tons of scientific proof how beneficial meditation is towards decreasing stress levels, increasing your focus and attention and improving your memory. We can all use some more of those benefits! The problem with getting into a meditation practice is that there is delayed gratification. You don’t receive an instant rush of pleasure or joy or instantly feel calm which makes it harder to continue or start. I found this 10 minute guided meditation that is for beginners and aptly for people who think they can’t meditate. Enjoy!

Creating a Distinctive Atmosphere for Multiple Events Using One Tent

Tented events often end up looking like the same event when all is said and done. That’s why creating a distinctive atmosphere, or multiple atmospheres can play a key role in the success of using one tent and help it stand out from the crowd.

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We’re Moving on Up

Our New Location

Exciting news everyone! We’re moving on up (to a new warehouse that is). We’re packing up our Mississauga Head Office and warehouse and moving to a new location that will give us more space to grow.

Because we’re growing like crazy.

We needed more elbow room and a larger warehouse gives us the flexibility needed for continued growth over the next several years. Even more important than that, a larger warehouse equates to more event equipment – of the products we already offer as well as the ability to offer even more relevant products to the party rental, foodservice and hospitality sectors.

Don’t worry, we’re not moving too far away. Our new location is only about a 5 minute drive from our current warehouse (directions from old location to new location here) – and only one additional exit off Highway 427. Not only is it close, it’s a lot bigger which is perfect for a growing organization.

As of December 19th, 2016 we will have moved to our new warehouse location at:

3544 Nashua Drive
Mississauga, ON L4V 1L4
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Moving will begin December 1st to the new location. We will be open for business during this time and working out of our current warehouse at 3280 Caroga Drive, Mississauga, ON. If you’re planning to pick up product or visit our showroom at 3280 Caroga Drive, please call ahead first to 1-800-827-8953 or 905-795-1667 to ensure the product is not already at the new warehouse. We will do our best to make this move as painless for you as possible.

Exciting Things to Come — Thanks To You

The best part of growing, moving, and making announcements like this is knowing it’s all possible because you trust us to provide your company with high quality event equipment. Knowing you stake your company’s reputation (in part) with the products we provide you is always humbling, but a move like this puts the remarkable events of our company’s history into the forefront of our minds. We’re grateful for your continued trust and business and look forward to seeing you at our new warehouse sometime soon!

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New Stainless Steel Steak Knife – Now in Stock

Good news everyone! Back in early October, we let slip that we had been looking for the better part of a year to find a steak knife to fill the gap in our product line – and that we were expecting a shipment including the new steak knife in late October. I’m pleased to announce our new all-stainless steel steak knife is now in stock in our Mississauga Warehouse.

All Stainless Steel Steak Knife

Featuring a flat handle with ample weight, the new steak knife has a polished high shine finish and sharp serrated blade for easy cutting of steak and other meats. It makes a great addition to our most popular Maria 18/10 flatware pattern, as well as our other patterns.

Additional Details:

  • Stainless steel
  • Solid handle
  • Serrated blade
  • Mirror finish
  • Weight: 4.1 oz / 116g
  • Measurements: 9 ½” long
  • Sold in dozens

If you’re interested in a quote including shipping for our new stainless steel steak knife:


Back in Stock – Maria and Nova Flatware

Maria Flatware

Our Maria Flatware and Nova Flatware are our most popular flatware lines. They have nice elegant clean lines that translate well in fine dining establishments and at special events such as weddings. Both flatware collections are 18/10 stainless steel cutlery. 18/10 cutlery features a greater percentage of nickel in its structure meaning it will have a higher shine and be a stronger more durable piece of cutlery. I’m pleased to announce that all pieces of Maria Flatware and Nova Flatware are now back in stock at our Mississauga warehouse.

Maria flatware is available in the following pieces:

  • Maria table fork
  • Maria table knife
  • Maria table spoon
  • Maria teaspoon
  • Maria dessert / salad fork
  • Maria dessert knife
  • Maria round soup spoon
  • Maria butter knife
  • Maria cake fork
  • Maria mocca spoon
  • Maria oyster fork – 2 prong
  • Maria seafood fork – 3 prong
  • Maria hors d’oeuvre fork

Nova flatware is available in the following pieces:

  • Nova table knife
  • Nova tablespoon
  • Nova dessert/salad fork
  • Nova teaspoon
  • Nova round soup spoon
  • Nova table fork
  • Nova butter knife
  • Nova cake fork
  • Nova gravy ladle
  • Nova ice cream spoon
  • Nova mocca spoon
  • Nova salad serving fork
  • Nova salad serving spoon
  • Nova serving fork
  • Nova serving spoon

If you’re interested in a quote for any pieces of our Maria flatware or Nova flatware collection:


Pros / Cons of 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery

Of the three main types of stainless steel cutlery that exist in the market – 18/10 stainless steel cutlery, 18/8 stainless steel cutlery and 18/0 stainless steel cutlery – we sell 18/10 and 18/0 cutlery. A lot of people ask what the numbers 18, 10 and 0 signify so I thought it made sense to provide an overview before getting into the weeds of the pros and cons of 18/10 cutlery.

The “18” number refers to the percentage of Chromium in the stainless steel flatware. Chromium is a metal that gives cutlery its hardness and durability. The “10” or “0” number is the percentage of Nickel in the flatware. Nickel gives the cutlery resistance to corrosion, and gives cutlery its high shine similar to silver plated cutlery. The higher the nickel content, the higher the price in general because of how expensive nickel can be. This post delves more into the pros and cons 18/10 stainless steel cutlery – and which style of restaurants tend to favour 18/10 cutlery.

Pros of 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery:

  • High polish finish
  • Superior rust resistant qualities
  • Highest durability
  • Easy to maintain
  • Stain resistant
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Less expensive then 18/10 cutlery because lack of nickel content
  • Still possesses durability for everyday use
  • Dishwasher safe

Cons of 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery:

  • More costly than 18/0 due to nickel

Higher end fine dining restaurants or rental companies who service a luxury clientele will be happier with 18/10 flatware for its high shine and stain resistance.

If you’re interested in a quote for any of our 3 lines of 18/10 cutlery or 2 lines of 18/0 cutlery: