Picnics are trending – but how do you bring the outdoors in? Here’s the tableware that will help you create social, shared dining experiences.

In recent years, eating out in Australia has become more like, well, eating at home. Where once the greatest demand was for sophisticated fine-dining experiences, many diners now want something simple, casual and social… kind of like a picnic.

A great dining experience doesn’t have to be defined by three sets of polished cutlery and white tablecloths so starched they have every chance of standing up on their own. There’s a growing demand for rustic furniture and charming tableware that customers can relate to – ‘feast not fuss’ seems to be the motto.

Casual dining is growing in demand, complemented by Trenton crockery
Casual dining is growing in demand, complement it with Trenton crockery

A huge part of the appeal of this kind of dining is that a wide and varied picnic-like spread, rather than a more formal à la carte offering, suits customers of all tastes and is perfect for just about any occasion.

Whether in the form of a romantic dinner or a leisurely family lunch, this grazing style encourages sharing and bonding over food. For those dining with friends it can be even better – as both the Melbourne Cup and footy grand final time draws near, there’s no better way of feeding the masses in the country’s pubs than plating up a high quality mixed buffet.

For such a set-up, you need quality tableware designed to deliver on what’s being promised. We’ve selected a range of products ideal for creating just the right look
and feel for a shared, picnic-like offering.

There’s a growing demand for rustic furniture and charming tableware that customers can relate to – ‘feast not fuss’ seems to be the motto.  With Trenton crockery.
There’s a growing demand for rustic furniture and charming tableware that customers can relate to – ‘feast not fuss’ seems to be the motto.

Large platters and boards are essential and can display everything from bread and cheese to cold cuts and seafood. We offer a selection that’s authentically rustic and appeals for its quality construction and classic designs. Our pots and bowls come in all shapes and sizes for holding finger foods as well as assorted dips and condiments, while our glassware offers a similar aesthetic, with dispensers and tumblers providing a relaxed, indoor-picnic style.

With the warm weather upon us, more customers than ever will want to bring spring indoors – and the chances are they’ll be looking to feast not fuss.