Libbey inspires creative small plate presentations

Small plates and “bar bites” continue to be a big trend for a number of reasons. The popularity of snacking and mixing and matching foods is changing dining-out behavior, as noted in a recent Technomic study. To help restaurateurs present a fresh take on this popular trend, Libbey® Foodservice has added new products in a range of shapes, sizes and materials – not only allowing for creative presentation of small plates but also adding dramatic accents to the tabletop.

“Libbey has added more than 50 products that enhance any tablescape, from casual to fine dining, and inspire creativity in modern food plating and presentation,” said Susan J. Dountas, director of foodservice marketing for Libbey. The contrast and versatility these products offer encourages foodservice professionals to think beyond the traditional dinner plate, enhancing the visual appeal of the tabletop .”

The rustic, 10¾” Los Ranchos trays bring a distinct and artistic essence to the table. Available in white, yellow or brown base colors, these trays add an organic feel when mixed and matched in the presentation of locally sourced appetizers. The color and speckle design is unique to each tray, creating a truly eye-catching dining experience.

The Faux Slate Tray adds a sleek feel to the presentation of small, sharable foods. Designed in porcelain, these trays will not flake like real slate. Available in three styles – no wells, one round well and three square wells – the Faux Slate Tray can be paired with other Libbey products, such as Coos Bay™ pictured above, for added versatility in the presentation of small portions. In addition to its striking appearance, the tray is food and dishwasher safe.

With its amazing likeness to real wood, the Faux Wood Slice offers countless options for exceptional food presentations, from the casual presentation of gourmet burger sliders to assorted cheeses. Side finger slots make it easier to clean and carry to and from the table. The Faux Wood Slice is both attention-grabbing and functional as it is food and dishwasher safe.

About Libbey Foodservice
Libbey® Foodservice, a division of Libbey Inc., sets the standard in the foodservice industry for design, quality and service. It manufactures and distributes the complete tabletop, including Libbey Glassware, Syracuse® China and World® Tableware dinnerware and flatware, and is the exclusive distributor of Spiegelau and Nachtmann to the foodservice industry in the U.S. and its territories. For more information, visit

About Libbey Inc.
Based in Toledo, Ohio, since 1888, Libbey Inc. is the largest manufacturer of glass tableware in the western hemisphere and one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world. It supplies glassware, tableware, flatware and serveware products to foodservice, retail, industrial and business-to-business customers in over 100 countries, and is the leading manufacturer of tabletop products for the U.S. foodservice industry.