Bring your food to life with our selection of commercial crockery. At Tomkin, we’ve been supplying tastemakers with quality dinnerware since 1975. Perfect for busy restaurants, cafes and all your fine dining needs, our range is designed to withstand the everyday hustle and bustle of commercial kitchens.
Whatever your style, we have the right commercial crockery for your kitchen. Place a quote with us today to enhance your dining experience.
Our range of restaurant crockery has been tailored to suit commercial kitchens and includes everything from classic, versatile options to bold, unique pieces. From porcelain plates, crystal milkshake glasses and bone china teapots, we have the right dinnerware for every occasion.
Make dessert an experience to remember with our Bormioli Rocco Diamond Dessert Bowl, made with crystal star glass for a bright, clear finish. This durable, lead-free crystal glass is made with rapid surface cooling that improves its resistance to thermal and mechanical shocks.
For a bold table setting, Chef Inox’s range of galvanised Coney Island restaurant dinnerware features a distinctive, modern look and is made with a zinc coating that adds protection.
Make a statement with our Bonna Stella Wood coupe plates, available in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your kitchen. It’s impossible for your food not to stand out against the distinctive black and gold porcelain surface of these plates, with a contrasting white underside and detailed flecked pattern across the top.
Whatever your restaurant theme, we have distinctive crockery to make every dining experience unforgettable.
Does all crystal glassware contain lead?
No! Most crystal glassware produced today does not contain any lead. Historically, lead oxide was added to glass crystal to give it a higher refractive index, which made it more reflective than traditional glass. This process dates back to 1600s England but has become outdated, as the lead content in glass can change the smell and taste of liquids.
Modern crystal glassware obtains its shine by substituting lead for other elements like zinc, barium and potassium. Our range of Bormioli Rocco crystal glassware is made with lead-free crystal glass, giving it a superior shine to regular glass. Bormioli Rocco crystal glassware such as the Diamond Mini Bowl also has an additional XLT treatment that improves its sturdiness.
How should I care for my crystal glass dinnerware?
We recommend hand-washing your crystal glassware in medium-hot water using a mild detergent, as the heat from dishwashers can leave a cloudy appearance on your crystal glasses over time. We also recommend avoiding dishwashers for your crystal glassware due to the added risk of knocking and jostling with other dinnerware. Hand-washing is the safest option to keep your crystal glassware free from cracks and abrasions while maintaining its shiny appearance.
Wash each piece of crystal glassware separately to avoid knocking them against each other, which can cause cracks, scratches and broken stems. We also recommend cleaning with soft sponges and cloths instead of rough scourers to prevent scratches.
Crystal glassware should be hand-dried using a clean, lint-free cloth. The rim is the most delicate part of crystal glasses, so be careful when placing them upside down on a drying rack. Like all glassware, it’s important to make sure you avoid fluctuating temperatures such as pouring ice water into a warm crystal glass. Let your crystal glass cool down after washing before pouring liquids into it.
Is porcelain more durable than bone china?
No! Bone china is a type of porcelain that combines porcelain clay and synthetic or cattle bone ash. Despite china dinnerware having a frail reputation, bone china is the most durable type of porcelain on the market. The ash mixture reduces the brittleness of bone china and makes it more resistant to chips and cracks.
Bone china has a delicate, lightweight look and feel, with high-quality bone china appearing almost translucent. This decadent look has made it a staple of fine dining and one of the more expensive materials for dinnerware.
Because of its cost, many tastemakers prefer porcelain over bone china when selecting bulk dinnerware. While not as durable as bone china, porcelain is still resistant to scratches, scrapes and chips and is one of the most dependable dinnerware materials available. Porcelain is also more affordable than bone china, making it more cost-effective to replace when damaged.
Porcelain is made from smooth clay that is heated at extreme temperatures, which helps it keep food warm for longer than porous materials like stoneware. Its nonporous construction means that it doesn’t stain easily, which reduces cleaning time in busy restaurants and cafes.
Both bone china and porcelain are sturdy and reliable options. While bone china is technically more durable than porcelain, the correct choice will depend on your serving needs, your budget and your style of dining. Speak to one of our expert team members today to find out which style of dinnerware is best for you.
Why should I use Tomkin for my restaurant dinnerware?
At Tomkin, we’re the supplier of wholesale restaurant crockery trusted by Australian tastemakers since 1975. With decades of industry experience and strong relationships with reputable brands, Australian businesses depend on us to supply them with beautiful, reliable dinnerware.
Food service is an art and our customers are the artists. Our range of products and brands has been carefully selected to give you the best canvas to bring your vision to life.
We work hard to provide expert advice to our customers. Our customer service team is here to provide you with knowledgeable advice for all your commercial crockery needs. We also have a range of showrooms across Australia including New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria where you can view and handle samples to help you make the right choice.
As a leading hospitality supplier, we’re committed to creating positive change across the industry. We use responsible packaging including biodegradable vegetable inks, paper packing tape and recyclable board for your orders.
We’ve also made changes to our internal procedures to reduce our carbon footprint, such as switching to a cloud strategy rather than using physical servers and using 70% recyclable paper in our printers. Our full sustainability policy outlines our commitment to upholding and promoting environmentally responsible practices.
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