By Kara Mae Adamo, Photo by Mardi Michaels
Initially used as fuel to cook and dry tea, documented use of bamboo charcoal for cooking purposes dates back as early as 1486, during the Ming Dynasty, and there is even suggestion that it could go even further back, to the Qing Dynasty. On May 4th, 1902, Frank G Carpenter noted the usage of bamboo in the Philippines in his historic article, Queer Human and Animal Sprigs in Our Philippine Territory. In his article, Carter wrote “They would wonder at the milk mali…with a clay jar on his back, who serves out milk from a tube of bamboo…” From China to the Philippines, the benefits of using tools made of bamboo have been sung throughout the culinary world.
Naturally anti-microbial and 16% harder than maple, bamboo’s quality remains unmatched. Ecologically responsible and safe to use, it has been a part of any serious chef’s kitchen for centuries. Now, with today’s growing demand for healthier, more ecologically friendly alternatives, bamboo is at the forefront of the culinary and hospitality industry. More and more, clients are looking for ways to incorporate earth-friendly products into their venues. It appears that “green”, finally, is “the new black,” and chefs and caterers everywhere are jumping aboard the bamboo bandwagon.
Now, Restaurantware.com is offering disposable bamboo specially designed for catering purposes. Entice your clients with the all-natural beauty of these specially carved pieces, all the while staying eco-friendly. Delight your buffet or wedding guests with elegant, “green” alternatives to the conventional plastic banquet and party supplies while staying within budget. From boats to cones, bowls and plates, Restaurantware.com has a variety of different styles that will impress your clientele and keep you on the cutting edge of culinary design. Your clients will love you for it—almost as much as they’ll love your desserts.
Restaurantware.com is answering the growing demand of businesses and consumers who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and live a greener lifestyle by offering environmentally-friendly biodegradable tableware, plastic champagne flutes and plastic wine glasses for events, business meetings, wedding parties, and more. For more information or to view the complete catering supplies and plastic plates line please visit www.restaurantware.com.