Churchill Vintage Prints Teacups and Saucers

As 2013 is fast becoming the year that vintage prints are being thrust into the spotlight, Stephensons Catering Equipment is proud to announce the arrival of a new range of chic teacups and saucers by Churchill China.

Churchill’s Vintage Prints Teacups and Saucer set is perfect for serving afternoon tea, a soup of the day or even a cocktail in – cocktails in a teacup is the latest craze sweeping the nation, so why not capitalise on this by serving favourites such as a long island ice tea or an after dinner digestive in these stylish teacups.

The Churchill Super Vitrified Body is one of the strongest in the world. Microwave and dishwasher safe, Churchill crockery is designed to reduce wear and tear. Products come with a 5-year chip warranty for extra peace of mind.

Cups are sold at £3.71 each, or £44.54 for 12 and saucers are sold at £2.48 each, or £29.76 for 12.

Stephensons to showcase its on-trend cafe wares at next week’s Caffé Culture Show

As mentioned previously, Stephensons Catering Equipment Suppliers will be debuting at this year’s Caffé Culture Show next Wednesday and Thursday (15th & 16th May) at London’s Olympia. With less than a week to go, all the team are busy preparing!

We are sharing stand F6 at the show with Metcalfe Catering Equipment, one of the premier manufacturers and suppliers of commercial food preparation equipment in the UK.

We will be bringing some of the latest product trends to London for the Caffé Culture Show including Duralex, Steelite and Dudson coffee cups and saucers, and Elia buffetware, perfect for creating a memorable visual experience for customers.

For those looking to keep up-to-date with the latest presentation trends and wanting to move away from traditional white tableware, we will also be showcasing Churchill’s vintage print high tea range and Steelite Craft, a rustic range. On display will also be the new Dudson Evolution Granite range, perfect if you want your establishment to replicate this season’s colour of choice, grey.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

For further information visit the Caffé Culture Show website.

Davenports wins Tea Guild’s Top Place Award 2013

Davenports wins Tea Guild’s Top Place Award 2013

We are delighted to share news that a customer of ours, Davenports Tea Room in Northwich, Cheshire, has beaten off competition from two of the UK’s top hotels to win the Tea Guild’s Top Place Award – as seen on Caterer & Hotelkeeper.

Specifically, it was Davenports secret-recipe scones (pronounced as you wish), warm environment, friendly staff and Alice in Wonderland theme that won the judges over.

Already well known for its annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, here’s hoping this outstanding industry recognition will boost Davenports’ profile even further!

Are you interested in creating your own magical afternoon tea experience? Take a look at our latest Vintage Prints range and cake stands.

Stephensons range in the spotlight – Churchill China

Our first blog of the week is going to profile our range of Churchill China crockery.

Founded in 1795, in the heart of The Potteries, Churchill China has developed into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality ceramic tableware. Testament to this is the fact that Churchill China’s products can now be found in the hospitality industries of 70 countries across the globe.

Through a combination of respecting its rich heritage and maintaining pace with technological developments, the Churchill brand has built solid global recognition for its Churchill crockery and, in particular, its Churchill plates.

In our catering equipment showroom and on our website you will find the à la mode Art de Cuisine Churchill Crockery range, alongside the stunning Churchill Super Vitrified range, which boasts a variety of shapes and sizes to provide you with a perfect tabletop solution. The Churchill Super Vitrified body is one of the strongest in the world and is the perfect addition to fast paced, professional back of house environments which demand the best performance time and time again.

Take a look at our full Churchill China crockery range here or on pages 76 – 85 of our 2012 catalogue.

The legend of the Blue Willow

The legend of the Blue Willow

The trend for vintage chic is still very much alive. Adding a few items of charming pottery to your crockery collection can help to create a memorable visual experience for your customers.

Perfect for mixing and matching to create a unique assortment of plates, bowls, cups and saucers, vintage pieces work a treat with the current resurgence of afternoon high tea.

Perhaps the most recognisable and enduring china print is that of the inimitable Blue Willow collection. Designed by Thomas Minton in 1790 and representative of an era when life was simpler, the Blue Willow pattern depicts romantic fables of ancient Chinese culture.

Still as distinctive as ever and sure to catch the eye or spark a conversation at your establishment, Stephensons stocks a delightful range of Blue Willow crockery from Churchill China, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality ceramic.

Take a look at the range here or on page 78 of our 2012 catalogue

New crockery ranges for Stephensons

Stephensons is delighted to announce an array of exciting new crockery ranges, now available online at

The new ranges include the Art de Cuisine Rustics Simmer – a collection of natural rustic stoneware dishes, great for adding authenticity. This range of crockery is perfect for all global cuisines and with the lid as an added extra, brings something different to the table.

Following the new trend of serving food in a bowl, Stephensons has welcomed the Churchill Bowl Collection. This versatile assortment includes five new shapes, available in a range of colours.

The Dudson Evolution range has been designed with a hand-made appearance, adding warmth to any tabletop as each piece is unique.

Modelled on the lotus flower, the Lotus range by Churchill has an innovative triangle design which is modern and stylish.

If simple elegance is what you’re after, the Connaught range from Wedgwood is simplistic yet offers high quality and class.

All crockery ranges are available for purchase at