NEW YORK, March 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oneida Foodservice – supplier to the world’s leading hotels, restaurants and foodservice establishments – announced today that it has added Luzerne dinnerware to its respected and award-winning portfolio of tabletop products. The artistic, visually stunning and innovative line of dinnerware from Singapore-based Luzerne is Oneida’s latest step in strengthening its leadership in culinary design and trend expertise for the global foodservice industry.
Oneida Foodservice will be the sole distributor of Luzerne products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The agreement between the two companies represents a game-changing moment for the creative potential of the modern tabletop with unprecedented color, texture and shape. Oneida Foodservice will offer a full range of Luzerne dinnerware, including 20 new product lines and 1,200 complementary pieces, beginning June 1st, 2016. The lineup features a complete collection of cream white ware and decorative and colorful reactive glazes that will provide greater opportunities for artistry by the industry’s chefs, restaurateurs and culinary aficionados. (www.tabletopartistry.com)
“Our new partnership with Luzerne fills a gap and helps Oneida to present a more complete and diverse product line that will give chefs the tools and designs to differentiate themselves in the competitive marketplace of dining experiences,” said Colin Walker, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Oneida’s parent company, EveryWare Global. “We understand our customers’ expectations for the right balance of design, art and durability. Adding Luzerne to the Oneida portfolio puts us in a stronger position than ever before to deliver on those expectations.”
The Luzerne line of ceramic tableware is known around the world for its beauty and durability - the result of state-of-the-art Japanese technology, centuries of Chinese artisan craftsmanship and international design sensibilities. It offers exceptional resistance to extreme temperatures, is safe for use in commercial dishwashers, ovens and microwaves, scratch and chip resistant in heavy-duty usage and is free of lead, cadmium and animal bone ash.
“We are honored to partner with Oneida, a company with such a rich heritage and a tradition of excellence,” said Peter Lek, Managing Director of Luzerne. “This partnership will help to bring the beauty of Luzerne dinnerware to new customers and new generations of dining patrons.”
The magic of a Luzerne product is its ability to enhance the dining experience by accentuating the beauty of the food without compromising the durability needs of back-of-house operations. Oneida’s collection of Luzerne products will offer something for every foodservice need, from fine dining artistry or banquet utility, to room service or the buffet table. The collection emphasizes texture and color with the URBAN, Lava, Knit and Leather lines, along with the more classical reactive glazed selections in the Oyster and Chanoyu patterns.
From Oneida’s progressive and spiritual beginnings in Oneida New York in 1848, to the potted creations of Luzerne’s Lek Song Cheng in Singapore 70 years ago, 200 years of tableware manufacturing history and passion are colliding in a revolutionary way. At the heart of both companies are family traditions and artisan values, where relationships begin with a smile and end with a handshake just like the dining experiences this partnership will enhance.
About Oneida, a subsidiary of EveryWare Global, Inc.
Oneida and Anchor Hocking an operating subsidiary of EveryWare, a leading global marketer of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer and foodservice markets. EveryWare was formed through the merger of Anchor Hocking, LLC and Oneida Ltd. in March of 2012. Its platform allows it to market and distribute its total portfolio of products, including bakeware, beverageware, serveware, storageware, flatware, dinnerware, crystal, buffetware and hollowware; premium spirit bottles; cookware; gadgets; candle and floral glass containers; and other kitchen products, all under a broad collection of widely-recognized brands. Driven by devotion to design, Oneida is recognized for providing quality tabletop and kitchen solutions through its consumer, foodservice, specialty and international channels.
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