Cookware brand Staub has launched a range of serving solutions suitable for hot and chilled buffet and assisted service for breakfasts and banquets.
The manufacturer is well-known for its cast iron cocottes, which have appeared in hotels, brasseries and Michelin star restaurants since 1974. Each cocotte is individually produced using traditional techniques in Alsace, eastern France.
Staub has now added two accessories for use with its heat retaining cocottes, designed to meet the challenge of presenting warm food in a stylish and easily accessible way.
The first is a ‘Buffet Lid Holder’. Made from solid beech wood, it fits a range of different size and shaped cocottes and braisers and allows for the heavy cast iron lid to be supported and stowed upright, enabling one handed self-service.
The base of the holder fits into the handle of the cocotte, whilst the lid slots into the ‘prongs’ of the holder and is held in the open position. The lid holder can be quickly cleaned with a damp cloth.
The second option is a ‘Tilting Glass Lid’. Sold separately, it fits the larger 26cm Staub Cocotte and Braiser. The glass lid sits within a rigid plastic frame that fits on the rim of the cocotte.
In the closed position, the glass lid keeps food warm and allows the guest to see what’s inside the cocotte. It should be easily opened with one hand and stay in the upright position until closed. The lid and rim are hinge-less and can be removed and cleaned in the dishwasher.
Finally, for attended buffet arrangements, Staub has added a Breakfast Pan. Again made from cast iron with a matte black enamel interior, this 30cm pan is suitable for preparing perfect American pancakes or streaky bacon.