When you run any sort of catering business, whether it is a restaurant, hotel, or outside catering business, one of the most important things that you have to take into account is how to store, wash, dry, and move your catering equipment – cups, plates, saucers, glasses of all sizes, mugs, cutlery, and more – without losing anything or suffering from damage.

Let’s face it: when you indulge – if that’s the right word! – in any form of catering, you have to move large quantities of equipment, and you also have to wash it, dry it, store it, and maybe transport it on an ongoing basis.

This is the part that the end customers don’t see. They don’t even think about it, and why should they? They are just sitting down for their meal, buying a drink, or whatever, and that is all they are interested in. They don’t care how you go about the washing up afterwards, or how you got the beer glasses to the festival in the first place. That’s your problem.

However, as far as you are concerned it is a vital part of your business. As with almost any business, there are items which are overheads which make you no profit, and in the catering industry the handling of your equipment is one of them.

What’s more, a lot of your catering tableware, dinnerware, flatware, glassware, or whatever you want to call it, is easily damaged. It can be dropped by careless workers, move around in the dishwasher, get broken simply by a van going over a bump in the road on the way to a venue, and a lot more.

This is why it pays massive dividends to invest a relatively small amount of money in the appropriate containers for your ware that will protect it and keep it safe when you are handling it. As long as they are of good quality, the containers will last for years: they are not something you are going to have to replace next month.

What is important is to get the right containers in the first place, and at Caterbox we supply everything you will ever need. Among the many other products that we stock are ventilated Euro containers.

We have a huge choice of ventilated conveyor cup racks and Euro containers with segmented inserts in a wide range of different sizes. These will accommodate all sorts of different sizes of glassware, cups, mugs, and so on. A high-quality HDPE box with PP inserts which are food grade, of course are made in Germany. We also stock a huge choice of the world leading Fries Rack System dishwasher racks which are 50 x 50cm dishwasher baskets for washing and storing glassware and chinaware.