In the spotlight: rustic terracotta plant pots

In the spotlight: rustic terracotta plant pots

New, innovative food presentation terracotta plant pots are now available from Stephensons catering equipment suppliers.

We love it when we find something new and inspiring, and these new rustic terracotta plant pots will really bring out the creative side of food presentation.

If you’re on the lookout for a truly unique food presentation concept then these rustic, terracotta plant pots fit the bill perfectly!

These re-styled plant pots are perfect for serving sides and bar snacks such as pop-corn, chips or onion rings – they co-ordinate perfectly with wooden boards and trays too.

Alternatively, these flower pots are great for storing cutlery on individual tables or even as an ashtray topper in the beer garden.

Serve a variety of food in these terracotta pots with greaseproof paper. Take a look at our wide range of greaseproof paper and find the perfect option to suit your restaurant – we think the red gingham greaseproof paper looks great with these pots!

These food presentation flower pots, which are available in a number of variations, are the latest trend to hit the industry which has seen an authentic, craft touch with everything from paper straws, mini milk bottles and the return of traditional Falcon enamelware.

For more information contact our Customer Services team on 0161 483 6256 and don’t forget to follow us on twitter and to like our facebook page for the latest news, products and offers.

Introducing the new and revolutionary Robot Cook heating food processor

Introducing the new and revolutionary Robot Cook heating food processor

Brand new this week, Stephensons catering equipment suppliers are one of the first to market with the all-new food processor from Robot Coupe.

Now available on, the revolutionary Robot Coupe Robot Cook food processor is the first of its kind! The new machine will emulsify, grind, mix, chop, blend, knead, heat and even cook a wide variety of food and has the capability to cook food up to 140ºC (to the nearest degree).

The new Robot Cook processor is the ideal kitchen assistant for any professional chef when it comes to innovating and preparing a multitude of attractive, hot or cold, savoury or sweet recipes. Using the programming function, Chefs can entrust their secret recipe with their Robot Cook to prepare and effortlessly reproduce favourite recipes.


An opening in the centre of the lid allows the chef to add extra ingredients into the bowl without having to stop the preparation of the recipe.


The watertight lid is equipped with an anti-splash safety function and anti-vapour wiper to ensure perfect visibility during processing.


The bowl scraper arm is ideal for delicate and uniform food preparation.


A novel system of blade retention allows the chef to safely empty the bowl of its contents.


All parts that come into contact with food can be easily removed and are dishwasher safe.


The modulable heating capacity up to 140ºC, accurate to the nearest degree, allows for greater cooking precision.

For more information contact us on 0161 483 6256 and don’t forget to follow us on twitter (@HGStephensons) and to like us on facebook.

Hot Off The Press: 2014 Stephensons Catalogue

Hot Off The Press: 2014 Stephensons Catalogue

Catering equipment suppliers, Stephensons has officially launched their 2014 catalogue.

That’s right, we’ve received a very special delivery indeed. Freshly printed, our brand new free catering equipment catalogue is now available for you to pick up from our showroom, cash and carry!

The new catalogue is jam packed with 8,394 lines, many of which are brand new for 2014. Inside, you will find plenty of new ranges from all of the key tableware and glassware manufacturers including Arc, Artis, Churchill, Dudson, Porcelite, Steelite, Utopia and Villeroy & Boch.

Managing Director, Henry Stephenson said: “The team has worked incredibly hard to put together what I believe to be our best catalogue yet, and we are all excited about formally launching it to the catering world.

“We source our products from around the world and deal directly with leading manufacturers to ensure that we are the first to market with the very latest products, all of which are subject to stringent testing to ensure that they are fit for purpose and offer the best cost in use for your business.”

The special edition catalogue, celebrating Michael Stephenson’s 50th year in the business, now also includes a general introduction to branded crockery ware, highlighting the key product features to help customers choose with confidence.

Our tableware collection has dramatically increased since last year’s catalogue with plenty of new inspiring food presentation ideas!

Woodware has seen a number of new ranges including signage, American Oak boards, Olive wood, salt and pepper mills and miniature display pieces.

We must also mention Henry Stephenson’s personal favourite from the new catalogue: Mini Handled Jar Shot Glass. Well, they are rather cute!

Our new lines have already proved to be hugely popular following last week’s Northern Restaurant & Bar. Check out this blog post to find out the top ten most popular tableware products and catering equipment from the exhibition.

Existing customers will receive their copy of the new catalogue shortly. New customers can request a copy here or pick one up from our catering equipment showroom, cash and carry in Stockport.

For more information, contact us on 0161 483 6256 and don’t forget to follow us on twitter (@HGStephenons) and like us on facebook.

Now Stocking Robert Welch Catering Equipment

Now Stocking Robert Welch Catering Equipment

As an innovative catering equipment supplier we are pleased to report that we now stock a wide range of Robert Welch cutlery, chef’s knives, and kitchen utensils at Stephensons.

Each item has been carefully designed and crafted to the highest standards, creating a contemporary and minimal range of high quality pieces.

From the Rushan Tea Strainer and Bowl to the Drift Tea Light HolderRobert Welch is among some of the most beautiful pieces in our catering equipment showroom.

Specially designed to enhance daily cooking tasks, Robert Welch kitchen utensils are both strong and durable.

Innovative designs include the Signature knife drawer unit, ideal for storing knives safely, and a hand-held knife sharpener, featuring a solid plastic handle with a weighted non-slip base.

We also have an exquisite selection of Robert Welch cutlery boasting the key attributes of design, balance, weight, function and durability.

Widely recognised as one of the finest collections in the world, Robert Welch cutlery features a lifetime guarantee.

Based in the Old Silk Mill in the Cotswold town of Chipping Campden, Robert Welch Designs has been designing unique products for over five decades.

Inspired by the Cotswold scenery, Robert Welch was one of Britain’s most respected and prolific designer craftsmen.

Come along to our catering equipment showroom in Stockport, near Manchester, to view our selection of Robert Welch products.

For more information contact us on 0161 483 6256 and be sure to follow @HGStephensons and like our facebook page for more of the latest catering supplies.

Steelite Craft White Crockery Range

Steelite Craft White Crockery Range

As an innovative catering equipment supplier we are proud to announce that Steelite Craft White is now available.

Craft White is the latest colour to be added to the Steelite Craft collection and is designed to complement the existing TerracottaBrownBlueGreen, and Grey, Craft colours.

Described by Steelite International as contemporary and timeless, traditional and edgy, Craft White embodies a contemporary expression of heritage inspired, authentic, hand decorated ware. A pure white glaze is individually applied, leaving subtle tell-tale signs of the crafts-person’s artistry. Reactive firing effects enrich the surface texture and contrast beautifully with the pristine whiteness of the underlying glaze.

Craft White can be intermixed with any of the Craft colours to create a truly unique and individual crockery collection.

Steelite International Marketing Director, Heather Lovatt said: “Our researchers tell us that catering establishments require crockery which will deliver a meal and create an atmosphere to suit the characteristics of individual pubs, bars and restaurants.

“You can dramatically enhance your food presentation by adding just one Craft piece to your plain white crockery. The beauty of Craft crockery is that you do not have to buy into a complete range. You can actually take a plain white plate from Freestyle or Taste and mix it with any of the coloured pieces from Craft.

“You don’t have to invest into a complete concept, instead simply add hotspots of colour and serve signature pieces on Craft to add exclusivity to your food presentation.”

Part of the Steelite Performance range, Craft crockery is highly strong and durable and is covered with a lifetime edge chip warranty. As with all Performance ware, the Craft collection is oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. This collection also benefits from thermal shock resistance, glaze damage resistance, stain resistance, heat and chill resistance.

Come along to our catering equipment showroom to see the new Craft range; be inspired by the lustrous glazes and intermix the different colours and ranges for yourself to create the ideal tabletop collection for your establishment.

For more information contact us on 0161 483 6256 and don’t forget to follow @HGStephensons and like us on facebook for more innovative catering equipment.

Stephensons Launch Christmas Catering Equipment Range

Stephensons Launch Christmas Catering Equipment Range

Christmas Catering Equipment From StephensonsChristmas catering equipment: Following a fantastic summer, restaurants and bars in Manchester are now turning their attention to Christmas, with many of our local customers reporting a high volume of advanced Christmas bookings.

Click here to view the full 2015 Stephensons Christmas catering equipment range

The news comes following the 2013 launch of our online Christmas shop, where you will find inspiration for Christmas table settings and a fantastic selection of Christmas crackers, Christmas napkins, Christmas candles and Christmas partyware, including a wide range of Duni Christmas products.

As an established distributor of catering equipment, we are proud to supply many of Manchester’s top bars and restaurants, many of which have reported high volumes of advanced Christmas bookings.

The Red Hot World Buffet first took calls for Christmas bookings in June, and are expecting record numbers at their venue this year.

It was reported in the Manchester Evening News that the Mark Addy has already taken between 150-200 bookings for the Christmas period.

General Manager Keran Douglas-Clark said: “We had our first requests for Christmas menus in July, and I’ve fired out quite a few already. We actually open on Christmas Day and serve a wonderful Christmas dinner, and this year we have got six or seven booked in already.”

A spokesman for San Carlo said: “San Carlo always gets fully booked early on and we’re not far off now with many companies, couples and families who dined with us last year making repeat reservations for this year.”

According to the MEN, over 120,000 revellers packed into Manchester on Mad Friday last year, the end of the working week before Christmas day, generating an estimated £6m for the city centre economy.

Whether you are a restaurant, hotel, pub or canteen, ensure you are prepared for the high turnover Christmas season.

Click here to view the full 2015 Stephensons Christmas catering equipment range