Libbey to Showcase Its Trend-Setting Versatility With Hot, Cool Products

NAFEM selects four Libbey products for trend galleries

The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) has selected four Libbey® Foodservice products to showcase in its What’s Hot What’s Cool trend galleries at the NAFEM Show 2015. The galleries consist of four categories linked to popular movements in the foodservice industry – community responsibility; health and wellness; global flavors and craft preparation; and productivity, efficiency and precision – and each includes a representative product from Libbey’s comprehensive offering.

“Having products selected for the four What’s Hot What’s Cool trend galleries this year is an honor,” said Susan J. Dountas, director of foodservice marketing for Libbey Inc. “From glassware to dinnerware to banquet, Libbey offers a full spectrum of versatile products to provide restaurateurs with the broadest tabletop choices that align with current and emerging trends.”

 The What’s Hot What’s Cool trend galleries at the NAFEM Show 2015 highlight creative equipment and supplies solutions for foodservice operators. The chosen products play an increasingly vital role in satisfying market trends in ways that are hot, cool and relevant.

 The following Libbey products will be included in the 2015 What’s Hot What’s Cool trend galleries:

Banquet Tree:

Falling into the category of productivity, efficiency and precision, the World® Tableware Banquet Tree™ offers countless options in the accessibility and presentation of food. Its 28” center pillar is complemented with square and rectangle plate holders that caterers can mix and match in countless ways for maximum flexibility of arrangement. Its durable, easy-to-clean black powder-coated iron components and ability to be accessed from 360°F gives this piece an original twist.

Cast Iron Serving Accessories:

New cast iron serving accessories from Libbey Foodservice help operators capitalize on the oven-to-table trend without compromising exceptional presentation. Tying into the community responsibility category for What’s Hot What’s Cool, cast iron serving accessories take fresh local ingredients to the next level by providing a way to serve literally sizzling dishes. Cast iron serving accessories are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and are made with 100 percent unleaded iron and coating, offering a striking presentation of locally sourced ingredients.


The bold look of Hakone dinnerware aligns with the category of global flavors and craft presentation with its Asian-inspired look. The collection features turquoise wells encircled with rust and dark brown enamels, each with a distinct application and stunning appearance. The complete line includes square plates, a rectangle-shaped platter, bowl and mug – all which help complement the growing trend of Asian-fusion in the foodservice industry.

Hard Cider Glass:

The resurgence of hard cider in recent years has provided a trendy option for drinkers who are gluten-free. Featured in the health and wellness category, Libbey’s Hard Cider glass is the incomparable way to present this natural, health conscious beverage. The distinctive design and striking contours of the glass provide a definitive tasting experience by intensifying aromas for maximum flavor. Its Fizzazz® technology also increases the effervescence of hard cider for a more beer-like, intensified tasting experience.


About Libbey Foodservice

Libbey® Foodservice, a division of Libbey Inc., sets the standard in the foodservice industry for design, quality and service. Offering a full spectrum of inspired tableware products from fine dining to casual, it manufactures and distributes the complete tabletop, including Libbey Glassware, Syracuse® China and World® Tableware dinnerware and flatware. In addition, Libbey Foodservice distributes the Artistry Collection™, which includes SCHÖNWALD dinnerware, Spiegelau and Nachtmann glassware and Reed & Barton flatware, in select markets. 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.