Last month I highlighted the greatest culinary experience in American history – the moment when the United States claimed gold for the very first time at the 2017 Bocuse D’Or in Lyon, France. What you may not know is that the team from Norway took home the silver trophy. Furthermore, they have received the most amount of podium placements and gold medals besides the host country since the inception of the competition.
Culinary is the heartbeat of Nordic culture and each artisan takes their craft very seriously. So, it should be very surprising to know that there is only one active producer of culinary porcelain in the entire country. Thankfully, Figgjo seems to have everything the chefs of Norway need, along with creative pieces that the chefs of the United States don’t know they are missing.
This past year, Figgjo celebrated its 75th anniversary. In celebration of this momentous occasion, they decided to partner with us… just kidding! But Little M. Tucker is the exclusive export partner of Figgjo for the United States.
It’s my privilege to introduce Figgjo to our national market.
Figgjo is best known for their culinary, pure, optic white, pleasant to the eye and an idea backdrop for artistic plating. And while many foodservice brands garner success in Europe before they appear here, Figgjo has a cult following in the culinary community. Chefs that have staged overseas who request the brand by name will finally have access to the legendary porcelain at home. Their diverse offering of designs presents more inventive plating surfaces than any other industry brand. Each modern shape is available in tens of hand painted stock colors, and hundreds of stock decals. And speaking of custom china, Figgjo can create a decal for any logo or any shape on any item, including their expansive offering of large format pieces. They also offer the lowest order minimum for custom china amongst any commercial dinnerware producer as well as the fastest turnaround time on the professional market.
If you attended The NAFEM Show last month in Orlando, you might have noticed an absence of tabletop vendors. While equipment took over a majority of the show floor, our booth at The International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York will present a better representation of everything an operator needs.
I hope that you are reading the digital issue of this publication in anticipation of the IRFSNY and have the opportunity to visit our booth (#2200-2325) and meet the Figgjo team in town from Norway. If you picked up the print version on the show floor, please visit us online at littlemtucker.com to view more images from this bold factory and request samples from our team.