The style and ambience the restaurant hopes to achieve should be considered when selecting tableware. The style and ambience the restaurant hopes to achieve should be considered when selecting tableware.

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Katherine Birch, marketing manager, Artis, UK. Artis is one of the largest suppliers to the UK foodservice industry, including high profile restaurants, bars and hotels. It features an extensive product portfolio of tableware, glassware, cutlery and barware products and has an excellent reputation for innovation, design, quality and good service.

Eric Hamberger, co-president and COO, Fortessa Tableware Solutions. Fortessa is an integrated designer, developer and marketer of commercial and consumer tableware serving the commercial foodservice market globally, as well as a rapidly growing share of the high-end consumer market.

Stephan Fuchs, hotel manager, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi. Fuchs joined Jumeirah in 2006 as director of F&B at the Madinat Jumeirah and after a brief stint at Emirates Palace in 2009, he returned to Jumeirah Group as hotel manager at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. He was instrumental in choosing the tableware for all the restaurants and F&B concepts at the hotel.

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Matthias Schoffel, marketing director, Schönwald. Schönwald develops dining concepts that meet the various requirements of customers, from exclusive designs for a luxury hotel to system tableware for hospitals. As part of BHS tabletop AG, Schönwald’s philosophy is based on quality and service.

Luis Salgueiro, head chef, Picante, Four Points by Sheraton. Portugese native, Luis Salgueiro, has spent most of his culinary career in Portugal running his family’s traditional restaurant, Brazao. He previously worked as a consulting guest chef at the Grand Hyatt Dubai and joined Picante when it opened at Four Points by Sheraton earlier this year.

Lloyd Lamprecht, key account manager NME and India, Villeroy & Boch. Villeroy & Boch is a European lifestyle brand active in 125 countries. The Hotel & Restaurant division offers has been assisting customers for more than 30 years and offers professional and perfectly coordinated tableware, glassware, cutlery and accessories designed for use in hotels and restaurants around the world.

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