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Moderne Tellerserie in der Farbe weiß

Horeca plates at LUSINI

In the past, only aristocrats dined on classic porcelain plates - nowadays restaurants, hotels and other eateries would be unthinkable without them. Whether pizza, pasta, soup or cake - for every kind of food we have plates in our assortment, which convince in design as well as in function.

Did you know?

Before round plates made their way into European courts in the 16th century, both duke and peasant dined from plates made of pewter or boards made of wood.

Dinner plates, soup plates, charger plates & co. - high-quality plates from VEGA

Moderne Tellerserie in der Farbe weiß

A plate consists of the eating area (called the mirror) and the outer handle area (called the flag). The flag is convenient for gripping when serving or can be used for decoration. Coup-shaped plates, regardless of their type, do not have a flag and have a slightly raised plate rim. You can find coup plates in our
porcelain series Lissabon and Masca.

The right plate for every dish - correct arranging & serving

In addition to the classic round plate and modern square, oval and rectangular shapes, plates also differ according to their purpose.
To satisfy your customers, you should know which plate shape best suits each dish and serving style:

  • Dinner plate: The most commonly used plates are dinner plates. Many main dishes are served on it and it can be recognized by its flat cut and relatively large diameter (24 to 29 cm). Available are dinner plates without or with a flag.
  • Cake/Breakfast or dessert plates: Often they are one and the same and are very similar in shape to the dinner plate. Only the diameter is smaller (about 20 cm).
  • Soup plate: This type has a smaller diameter than the dinner plate and is deep and roundish. It is usually placed on top of the dinner plate and is available with or without a flag.
  • Charger plate: It is not only decorative, but also to protect the tablecloth from food debris. At the same time, it is larger than the plates, which are placed on it.
  • Saucer: It stands under the coffee or tea cup and has a recess for the matching cup.
  • Pasta plate: Like the soup plate, the pasta plate has a depression and falls flat at first, then very abruptly. The steep edge of the plate is used to wind long pasta with a fork. It has a wide flag and a round shape.
  • Pizza plate: It is very large, flat, has no flag and usually coup shape. On it pizzas can be cut effortlessly without slipping off the plate.
  • Bread plate: The small bread plate with or without flag is intended only for individual slices of bread and therefore has a smaller diameter than the dessert plate (about 17 cm).
Our tip

Bring the prepared food to the table undamaged using the 3-plate technique. To do this, hold the first plate between the thumb and index finger of your left hand. Clamp the second plate between the first plate and your palm and balance it with your fingers spread apart. Place the third plate on your horizontal forearm and bend your hand slightly.

Material overview: Plates

Classic porcelain, fine bone china, rustic earthenware or other tableware material - the variety of porcelain and tableware at LUSINI knows no bounds: Which material suits your establishment?

  • Porcelain:
    Porcelain is the most famous material when it comes to plates. As the finest and most durable type of ceramic, it is also very suitable for this purpose. Porcelain tableware is made of feldspar, kaolin and quartz.
  • Bone China:
    You can immediately recognize plates made of bone china porcelain by its characteristic creamy white color. It is the noblest porcelain and particularly elaborate in the production.
  • Stoneware:
    Stoneware is a hard and compact earthenware and has no pores. Thanks to the glaze, the material is break-resistant and quite suitable as tableware. Stoneware plates convince with their individual appearance.
  • Tempered glass:
    Tempered glass was originally made in medieval Venice from a mixture of sand and potash. The Venetians fired the glass at over 1400°C. Nowadays tempered glass is made of barium oxide, potassium oxide or zinc oxide. Due to beautiful color effects it reminds of crystals and inspires with high brilliance. Plates made of tempered glass also have a lower weight than plates made of porcelain.
  • Glass:
    Tableware made of glass is, contrary to the often held opinion, break and shock-resistant. Glass is produced by melting at about 600°C. The cooling process is so fast that glass does not form a crystal structure and has a smooth surface. By pressing, blowing, rolling or drawing the glass gets its final shape as a glass plate. Classic glass is transparent, but can be colored in different colors.
  • Enamel:
    This material is made of natural raw materials. To produce enamel, glass is combined with iron in the furnace. The material convinces with many advantages. For example, enamel has a cut- and scratch-resistant surface, is easy to clean and inhibits bacteria. In addition, it is aroma-neutral and therefore does not adulterate the taste of your delicacies. Although the maximum recommended temperature for enamel is 220°C, the material is heat-resistant up to 450°C. Another plus point is the durability, which is given by proper care and handling. If a plate does break, enamel is recyclable in scrap metal.
Our tip

Even with first-class materials, a plate can sometimes break in the catering industry. LUSINI therefore offers a availability guarantee on many VEGA plates, so that you can easily replace broken plates.

What features do plates from VEGA have?

Whether modern or classic - the plates from VEGA convince with their design and are also very practical to use:

  • Food safe: Our porcelain products & plates are food safe, which is regularly tested according to EU Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004.
  • Dishwasher safe: You can wash our plates in the dishwasher without hesitation, as they retain their shape and color.
  • Microwaveable: Except for the plates glazed by the special crack-glaze process, our plates are microwaveable.
  • Oven safe: Our plates can withstand temperatures of up to 280°C without damage..

VEGA's plates are designed to meet the needs of caterers and therefore withstand daily wear and tear for an extremely long time.
Nevertheless, you should pay attention to a few things when cleaning them. Read more about your porcelain plates in our porcelain guide.

Our tip

Always re-dry your plates with a smooth woven pure cotton tea towel to avoid water spots.
Linen cloths are best for polishing.