The steak knife has taken on far more responsibility than it was originally…cut out for.

As the industry’s awareness of meat consumption continues to increase, we’re now seeing the steak knives we’ve come to know and love adapted into alternative main courses. Restaurateurs are sticking our classic French handles from Laguiole into everything from cattle to cauliflower steaks.

We’ve found our latest blade obsession. New Age, designed by French cutler Jean Dubost, sleekly pairs a black ABS handle with a black serrated blade. Depending who you ask, it’s the black tuxedo or little black dress of knives. It’s the perfect addition to a set of PVD flatware or a tabletop studded with matte black accents. Our recommendation: Metropole black, a glossy black flatware line featuring long, slender lines.

New Age is for a new era of dining, where utensils are more than mere tools, and guests are enabled to steer their experience in new and thoughtful ways. While honoring the past, we look toward a New Age in culinary and hospitality innovation.

For more information and samples, please contact LMT@singerequipment.com.

The hospitality industry has coveted Pascal Naessen’s industrially inspired flatware range for several years, but it always seemed a bit…out of reach. It was almost too cool.

Now, in 2019, we’re excited to announce that this beautiful stonewashed pattern is in stock for immediate delivery.

The designer of this unique collection is Pascal Naessens, a Belgian food and lifestyle personality who created Pure for Serax with comfort, function and effortless style in mind. Her flatware range injects a bit of funk and warmth to a cold, stainless world of flatware options in the foodservice market. She’s a female artisan we have our eye on in 2019 and beyond. Just this year, she launched a new range of cookware and utensils that we think we’ll be seeing in open restaurant kitchens and banquet spaces very soon. In addition to flatware and cookware, Naessens’ first product launch with Serax was a refined rustic stoneware that compliment the full Pure portfolio.

If you are unfamiliar with Serax, get familiar. This creative thinktank applies the same school of thought to its various flatware patterns that it does to dinnerware, glassware, serving pieces and furniture. Serax supports designers and artisans that take functional items and stretch their forms until the final product straddles artwork and utility, leaving the guest with a memorable experience and unforgettable presentation. That thought process is similar to what the world’s greatest chefs use in the creations of their menus and various restaurant concepts, and that is perhaps why so many chefs choose to source Serax for their tabletops.

PURE originally launch in a stonewashed black that left owners and operators drooling. Now this pattern can be yours in stonewashed black, copper or stainless as we are stocking all three available finishes.

PURE flatware is now in stock in these eight following sizes:

Salad/Dessert Fork, 7”

Table Fork, 8 ¼”

Table Knife, 9”

Dessert Knife, 7 7/8”

Table Spoon, 8 ¼”

Dessert Spoon, 7”

Teaspoon, 5 ½”

Espresso Spoon, 4 1/3”

              For samples and more information on this collection, please email lmt@singerequipment.com.

The LMT team recently took a trip to Anaheim for the bi-annual NAFEM convention—a 3-day conference featuring foodservice equipment and supplies from 500+ manufacturers. While we were there, we were introduced to American Metalcraft’s 2015 collection.

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This past Friday, the LMT team had the pleasure of attending the first annual Bitten Conference — a day-long food conversation covering everything from restaurant technology to the latest food trends, innovative food startups to the art behind hospitality.

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