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Catering Equipment Family History

Edition 1: The Family History

2018 marks 150 years in business for Stephensons. Over a century and half we’ve amassed many stories that feature everything from embezzlement to surviving the Blitz. We didn’t want to keep all this history to ourselves, so we decided to compile the best bits into three special edition newspapers that help tell the story of Stephensons. Download the first edition for free now!

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Environmentally Friendly Paper Straws

Environmentally Friendly Paper Straws

In the catering industry, plastic straws are a pretty standard component of any establishment. From smoothies to shakes, punters tend to like a straw with a cold drink. The problem is though, these straws are most commonly made from plastic, which can take up to 500 years to break down. In fact, almost every single piece of plastic ever produced is still on the planet. With one simple switch from plastic to paper though, you could make a huge difference.

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Catering Equipment Supplier

 

Stephensons are an independent, family run catering equipment supplier with over 145 years experience supplying the catering and hospitality industry.

Dedicated to providing a professional service, Stephensons catering equipment suppliers are widely recognised as market leaders in supplying innovative tableware, hygiene and disposables to catering and hospitality businesses.

With an extensive customer base that includes restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars, hotels, B&Bs and other catering and hospitality businesses, Stephensons are proud to supply catering equipment to businesses across the country and, increasingly, the world.

Stephensons catering equipment suppliers offer a wide-ranging variety of the industry’s favourite brands including: Arc, Artis, Burco, Cambro, Caterwrap, Churchill China, Classeq, Contico, Dualit, Dudson, Elia, Genware, Grunwerg, Guy Degrenne, Lacor, Lec, Libbey, Lotus Professional, Cole and Mason, Parry, Peugeot, Plastico, Rational, Riedel, Robot Coupe, Rubbermaid, Sharp, Steelite International, Tibard, Utopia and Wedgwood ..click to read more

 

 


 

 

 

Catering Kitchen Demonstration Room Manchester

Cooking Demonstration Kitchen

At our Kennerley Works site, we have a bespoke, state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen that has been purpose built to replicate a commercial environment. Here we regularly host free displays from leading suppliers such as Rational and Robotcoupe. Please click here to browse our next available sessions!

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Food Service Packaging Association

Food Packaging Association Award 2018

On Thursday 8th March 2018, Stephensons were delighted to be named Regional Distributor of the Year at the annual Foodservice Packaging Association Awards. The award was voted for by our customers, so obviously it means a lot. Please read more about the accolade and the evening in our round-up blog post.

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Catering Equipment Feefo Reviews

 

Largest Catering Equipment Cash & Carry in The North

Our Extensive Cash & Carry with over 5,000 stocked products allows you to come and visit us during business hours. Feel free to shop around, enjoy a cup of coffee and make your purchases.

Our catering supplies showroom is an ideal way to gain inspiration for new ideas by being able to actually see, touch and feel the latest innovative catering products on the market.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday 9:30am - 3pm

Sunday Closed

Telephone

0161 483 6256



Disposables

Our range of catering equipment expands into catering disposables. Stephensons extensive catering disposables range includes napkins, table covers, disposable cups, takeaway containers and our very own Caterbar Blue Roll.

Stephensons catering equipment suppliers offer a superb collection of catering napkins, bar napkins, table covers, table slipcovers, banquet rolls and tete-a-tete with quality brands such as Tork and Duni. Our Tork napkins, for example, feature almost all colours with a choice to suit every establishment.

Disposable cups (paper, plastic or foam) are a staple of most coffee shops and cafes. We provide a variety of disposable cups, lids, carrying trays and storers with a suitable option for every take-away drink outlet. This range includes Kraft Triple Wall Disposable Ripple Hot Cups and Lids which are an industry favourite for their strength, heat retention and cool exteriors.
Takeaway food outlets have a variety of disposable food container options in our catering disposables section. Food bags, sandwich/baguette/wrap containers, disposable food platters, food containers and lids, takeaway food boxes, printed wraps and muffin/cake cases make up this delightful and far-reaching range.

Our Caterbar Blue Roll is an excellent quality and fabulous value multipurpose roll that is longer, stronger and wider than any catering equipment competitor roll. Measuring 150 metres, our blue roll is longer than most, but at 19.5cm wide, it is also much wider. With a quality bonding agent, this blue roll has outstanding wet strength too. The Caterbar Blue Roll offers outstanding value per spillage and is guaranteed not to disappoint; this blue roll is a must have for every catering and hospitality establishment.

Key features:

  • Disposables
  • Catering equipment
  • Vast range of disposable catering equipment
  • Blue roll
  • Hand towels
  • Toilet rolls
  • Facial tissues and wipes
  • Table covers and napkins
  • Candles
  • Order pads
  • Till rolls
  • Kitchen disposables
  • Bar disposables
  • Plastic glasses
  • Hot cups and holders
  • Takeaway food containers
  • Smoothie cups
  • Disposable cutlery
  • Disposable plates, bowls and platters
  • Children’s disposables

Crockery

Crockery is a key consideration for all catering and hospitality establishments. Stephensons catering equipment suppliers offer a wide variety of plates, bowls, jugs, cups, cookware and more which is all specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of commercial venues.

Restaurants, pubs, schools, universities, bars, cafes, hotels, B&Bs and all other catering and hospitality businesses can find appropriate crockery at Stephensons catering equipment suppliers.
This wide-ranging collection includes crockery to suit every budget. From our Cheap Standard Crockery selection through to our Value Porcelain Catering Crockery and Standard Crockery ranges and to our Fine China Crockery, all establishments are catered for at Stephensons catering equipment suppliers.

All crockery styles are available in this varied and extensive collection including classic white crockery, modern rustic styles and stylish Villeroy and Boch ranges.

Indeed, all industry renowned brands are available including Dudson, Churchill, Steelite, Price and Kensington, Wedgwood, Porcelite, Villeroy and Boch and many more.

Having supplied the industry for over 145 years, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in high quality crockery supplies. Contact our Customer Services team if you need more information or further help in choosing the right tableware for you and your business. Alternatively, visit our showroom cash and carry where you can see, touch and feel the very latest wares. Choosing the right crockery is extremely important as it can heighten your guests experience and set the ambience for the perfect dining experience. Remember that you don't always have to replace an entire collection; you can gradually introduce new and exciting designs for key signature dishes.

Look out for pieces which feature a lengthy edge chip warranty, these are particularly strong and durable, perfect for everyday catering use. You'll find lots more information about individual crockery sets within each description, where relevant information and key features are listed.

Key features:

  • Crockery
  • Catering and hospitality crockery
  • Plates, bowls, jugs, platters, dishes and more
  • Plates for restaurants, pubs, cafes and other catering establishments
  • Cheap catering crockery
  • Value catering crockery
  • Standard catering crockey
  • Fine china crockery
  • Rustic stoneware
  • Oven to tableware
  • Flacon enamelware
  • Glass plates and bowls
  • Plastic tableware
  • Crockery storage
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Front of House

Presentation has never been so important! Customers are demanding a complete dining experience and food outlets have to push the boundaries of presentation to continually impress.

Our Front of House section offers an excellent selection of products to help your establishment look as good as your food tastes.

Front of House covers the presentation aspects of food outlets. Stephensons catering equipment suppliers Front of House range includes food presentation, menus, candles and many other collections.

Stephensons have a wide selection of food presentation ware for everyday catering use. From contemporary and trending food presentation to rustic and quirky table ware, Stephensons food presentation products appeal to pubs, restaurants, cafes and all other catering and hospitality businesses. Food baskets, presentation ideas, slates, wooden tableware products and miniature presentation items complete the food presentation category.

Menus are a key consideration for all food venues and selecting the right option means choosing menus that suit the establishment and impress guests. Our range of menus has recently been updated to include cork, vintage and croco finishes. Stephensons catering equipment supplier’s menus are available as clipboards, ½ A4 and full A4 sizes and are sure to present the perfect option for every establishment. Our cork menus are particularly impressive because of their style, durability and washable qualities. Bespoke menus are available on request, contact us for more details.

Candles are suitable table decorations for all catering and hospitality establishments. Great for creating an everyday ambience, special occasions can be brought to life with appropriate candles. Stephensons catering equipment supplies candles are available in a variety of styles and colours whilst night light and tea light holders are also available. Personalised logo candles are available upon request, contact us for details.

Key features:

  • Front of House Catering equipment
  • Food presentation
  • Cake and cheese
  • Cruets, condiments and dips
  • Tea and coffee service
  • Trays and trolleys
  • Buffet and counter service
  • Candles and holders
  • Tablecloths, napkins and mats
  • Furniture
  • Baskets
  • Children’s dining
  • Menus
  • Signage and display
  • Stephensons catering equipment suppliers

Glassware

Stephensons catering equipment suppliers have over 145 years experience in the catering and hospitality industry and have become experts is sourcing the best glassware for any business. Our comprehensive glassware selection includes drinking glasses, beer glasses, glass tumblers, wine glasses, champagne glasses, cocktail glasses, flutes and many more styles of glassware. With an option to suit every setting and budget, Stephensons are sure to have a glass for every bar, pub, restaurant, hotel and other catering and hospitality businesses.

Leading glassware brands can found in this section, including Arcoroc, Artis, Utopia, Chef and Sommelier, Luigi Bormiolo and Riedel among others.

Stephensons catering equipment suppliers offer a superb range of crystal glassware, flutes and elegant martini glasses that suit upmarket establishments.

As well as glass options, plastic beer glasses, plastic wine glasses and other plastic alternatives can be found in the Stephensons Glassware range. These disposable plastic glasses have become a popular choice in bars, clubs and pubs as a safe substitute for glass. Plastic glasses are particularly popular for outdoor events, festivals and beer gardens where genuine glass glasses may prove dangerous or hazardous.

Beer glasses are a pivotal consideration for presentation in pubs and bars. The right beerglass can dramatically enhance the presentation of beer, lager and ale. Choosing the right beer glasses for your customers is essential and the right choice will depend on your establishment, budget and beer on offer.

Delicate glasses feature a fine rim and are ideal for beer tasting. If it's durability that you require, we have a large range of high quality toughened beer glasses which offer a long service life and greater safety for staff and customers. If you serve lager at your bar, view our nucleated beer glasses which are designed to release gas and preserve the head of the beer.

Shot glasses, coffee glasses, dessert/sundae glasses, extra large glassware, coloured glassware, tumblers and cocktail glasses complete this fantastic selection.

Key features:

  • Glassware
  • Catering equipment glasses
  • Beer glasses
  • Tumblers
  • Wine glasses
  • Champagne flutes and saucers
  • Cocktail glasses
  • Shot glasses
  • Sherry, port and liqueur glasses
  • Brandy glasses
  • Coffee glasses
  • Sundae/dessert glasses
  • Extra large glassware
  • Coloured glassware
  • Jugs, carafes, bottles and decanters
  • Plastic glassware
  • Storage and care for glasses
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Bar Equipment

With over 145 years expertise and knowledge in providing bar equipment, you can rely on us for high quality, reliable and cost effective bar supplies. Here you'll find all of the bar equipment your business needs from spirit measures, bottle openers, cocktail equipment and ice buckets to cellar equipment, bar furniture, bar games and bar signage. Ensure the smooth running of your busy pub or bar with our fantastic choice of pub and bar equipment.

Stephensons catering equipment suppliers have a proud history which has seen us grow to become the leading expert supplier to the catering and hospitality industry. Our unrivalled knowledge has been passed down through generations to ensure your bar is equipped with everything you need to impress your clientele time and time again.
We only stock the highest quality products and source all of our catering and bar equipment from the most reliable brand names in the industry. All of this is to ensure that you are provided with greater reliability during use.

Our cocktail equipment collection is particularly exciting. Our copper plated barware, for example, is sure to create a stir. Copper barware oozes elegance, class and individuality and is a must have for fashionable bars and cocktail serving establishments.

You find lots more information in each of the individual product descriptions. You can also contact our Customer Services team on 0161 483 6256 for more information or advice should you need it.

Key features:

  • Bar equipment
  • Thimble, spirit measures and pourers
  • Bottle opens
  • Bottle re-sealers
  • Cocktail equipment
  • Ice buckets
  • Wine coolers
  • Champagne buckets
  • Back bar equipment
  • Bar disposables
  • Bar games
  • Bar signage
  • Cellar equipment
  • Ashtrays
  • Heavy bar equipment
  • Bar furniture
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Kitchen

Behind every major menu, dish and fine dining experience is high quality kitchen catering equipment. Quality kitchen equipment is the key to excellent results when cooking. Chef’s knives, food preparation products and storage containers are 3 subcategories of this catering equipment range.

Our choice of kitchen catering equipment includes top branded chef knives from manufacturers such as Arcos, Global and Sabatier Elephant.

Sabatier Elephant Four Star Knives, for example, are a premium product from Thiers-Issard. Forged from a single piece of steel by this quality manufacturer, Sabatier Elephant knives are a superb choice for Chefs. The four star elephant stamp is a sign of exceptional craftsmanship; this Chef knife collection boasts excellent quality and astounding aesthetics. Unlike cheaper alternatives, this splendid collection of knives is made from carbon steel for superior edge retention, performance and longevity. Combining craftsmanship with functionality, Sabatier Elephant Four Star is a handsome collaboration of style and sophistication.

Quality food requires high quality kitchen catering equipment to bring out the best flavours, aromas and presentation. We've carefully selected our range of food preparation equipment for everyday use in busy catering kitchens - with everything from chopping boards to kitchen scales.

Colour-coded chopping boards by Bonzer are a popular choice among professional chefs for commercial kitchens. Colour coded chopping boards are helpful for minimising cross-contamination during food preparation. These plastic chopping boards are hygienic, easy care and lightweight for easy food transfer to pots, pans or to the bin.

Storage boxes and containers allow for optimum organisation within catering environments. With a range that includes food storage boxes, food containers, gastronorm trays/pans and food bags, Stephensons catering equipment suppliers storage and containers range has everything for commercial kitchens and catering and hospitality environments.

Key features:

  • Kitchen catering equipment
  • Kitchen catering equipment suppliers
  • Chef knives
  • Elephant Sabatier chef knives
  • Knife sharpeners
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Food preparation catering equipment
  • Pastry and bake ware
  • Cookware
  • Food storage boxes
  • Kitchen disposables
  • Kitchen order equipment
  • Food preparation
  • Chopping boards
  • Storage and food containers
  • From Stephensons catering equipment suppliers
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