Light equipment dealer Parsley in Time has helped Quattordici, an Italian restaurant in Chislehurst, to stand out from the crowd, front of house.
Opening in earlier this year, the site focused on presentation. Quattordici’s Chris Tekas explained: “Making your food look great as you serve it enhances the experience, making everything that little bit more special for the diner.
“I was searching for something distinctive. We didn’t want to have the same look as other restaurants in the area. When I saw Parsley in Time’s range, I knew I’d struck gold. It had a much wider and varied choice than other suppliers.”
Tekas added: “Obviously alongside the more everyday stuff we were looking for a few special pieces. Parsley in Time went out of its way to source unique items for us.”
Among the brands selected for Quattordici are Churchill for tableware and Neville for barware, as well as a selection of products from French manufacturer Degrenne. These are available in a range of colours and finishes, allowing for a variety of different styles to be created by mixing and matching different items.
One of the most important items to get right was the cutlery. “We wanted to make it ours,” said Tekas. “We managed to get some beautiful cutlery, and Parsley in Time was able to add our logo to them – it’s the little details that help take things to the next level.”
The cutlery chosen for Quattordici is from Robert Welch, which, like Churchill and Neville, are ‘globally regarded’ British brands.
The dealer helped the site with individualised service. “We knew we wanted different tableware for different dishes,” said Tekas. “Some were going to be purely for fish, others for salads, or pasta. Parsley in Time was happy to get many different samples so we could see for ourselves exactly how everything looked, as well as how easy it was to work with. We needed the company to be practical as well as aesthetic.”
Alongside front of house equipment, Parsley in Time helped source kitchenware too. Tekas commented: “Our menu is based on traditional Italian cuisine, so we like to prepare it as traditionally as possible too.”
De Buyer is the brand that Quattordici chose, a French manufacturer with a history stretching back over 180 years.
Tekas concluded: “I’d definitely recommend Parsley in Time to other businesses looking to stand out. It was very helpful, and the team went out of its way to get us the perfect items that we couldn’t have found anywhere else.”